Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Age of Conway Piano

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Hi,
I have a Conway Piano, Boston, Serial Number 70293. Would you please tell me the age of this piano and how to sell or dispose of it?

Thank you,
Lisa

Answer
Hi Lisa,

Your Conway was manufactured in 1920 based on the serial number provided. There are a number of ways to sell or dispose of a piano. The first step is to ascertain the actual condition of instrument by having it professionally evaluated. If it is still in good working order, you can donate the piano to a charitable organization for a tax write-off. You can also sell it by placing fliers at supermarkets, laundromats, libraries, schools, churches, colleges, etc. where folks may be able to see your ad. You can also try Craigslist, Ebay, or your local newspaper's classifieds. Your own technician may know of someone who might be interested in your piano. If you need a recommendation in your area, contact the Piano Technicians Guild (www.ptg.org). Good luck.

Sam Noel

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Samuel Noel

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I am a contracted piano technician for Steinway and Sons in New York handling warranty issues, prepping pianos for the showroom and delivery; I also serve the City University of NY as a piano technician. I am also self-employed in New York. I apprenticed (Manhattan School of Music)in 1982 and was factory (Steinway) trained in 1983. I have experience tuning, repairing, reconditioning, and appraisals. Please note that appraising an instrument involves a visual inspection and knowledge of the local market area. I am not an expert in player mechanisms, refinishing, electronic keyboards, midi, nor organs. I love the work of making an instrument sound concert quality.

Experience

I successfully apprenticed at the Manhattan School of Music under Alan Buchman and Peter Favant in 1982 (also received B.A. in music from same school) and employed by Steinway and Sons in 1983 as a tuner-technician. I also served as service manager for Steinway. Presently, I service pianos for CUNY and I handle warranty issues and tunings for Steinway.

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The Piano Technicians Guild, New York Chapter

Education/Credentials
Manhattan School of Music, BA; American Management Association certificate (Steinway and Sons); Queens College, CUNY, MA

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