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I have an old & very dusty baby grand piano which should probably be cleaned by a professional. Are there any out there? If not, is there any tool I can purchase to do it myself? I'm
afraid to dust it vigorously for fear of damaging it further. The
piano was kept in a very dusty & damp environment, but has been
tuned & has a fine sound.

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Hello Sonia!  Pianos do benefit from an occassional cleaning.  As with all jobs, specific tools and supplies are available to make the job easier and the results better.  Also, once the tools are acquired, knowing how to use them properly takes experience and training.  I suggest contacting the piano technician's guild to learn of a technician close by who can help you with this project.  They can be reached at: http://www.ptg.org/Scripts/4Disapi.dll/4DCGI/cms/review.html?Action=CMS_Document

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics. If you need a piano's date of manufacture, please go to http://www.pianoexchange.com/howold.htm or http://www.bluebookofpianos.com/pianoage.html I am happy to answer musical or technical questions, however, I CANNOT offer appraisals on pianos or organs. Please do not ask what an instrument is worth. For this service please contact an experienced local appraiser or try the following links: https://mmm1100.verio-web.com/blueb1/appraisal.html or http://www.57piano.com/questions.htm

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics.

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics.

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