Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Melodigrand piano

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hi , I purchased a Melodygrand piano...the serial number is engraved in the wood on the back left corner of the piano as 143694. It is in beautiful shape with original bench. I was wondering how old this beautiful piano is,,,Thank you!!!!

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Hi Sharon,

Melodigrand and Melodygrand are two different brand names made by different piano makers. Most likely, your piano is a Winter & Co. product based on the serial number. If so, it was made in 1936. Have a technician look at the piano to be sure. Good luck.

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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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