Piano, Organ, and Keyboard/Lowrey piano


QUESTION: I just bought a used piano for my son from his piano teacher - who is also a piano dealer.  The piano is 58 inches long and has a pecan finish.  It is taking me a while to get it cleaned up-especially the keys.  any suggestions?   Inside it says" an original Norman L Meyer, designer" and signed.  serial number is 615993.  We paid $1200 for it.  Did we allow ourselves to get ripped off?  p.s.  It sounds good.  
thank you.
P. Lea

ANSWER: Hi Patricia:

The piano was made in 1978 and was affiliated with Story & Clark.

Does the 58" represent the length of a grand piano or the height of an upright piano?

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QUESTION: horizontal lenght is 58 in; vertical height is about 40 in. thank you.

Hi Patricia:

OK...at 1200.00, if the piano is playable and tuneable, you didn't get ripped off.

We'll call this an "entry level" piano from which you can always upgrade if the interest continues.

You will need this piano serviced at least twice a year and it really should be done by a registered member of the Piano Technicians Guild.

You can go to http://www.ptg.org to locate a registered technician in your area.

Keep me posted.  

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I am a Registered/tested member of the Piano Technicians Guild (RPT) with 49 years of experience in all phases and levels of the acoustic piano. I will answer any questions regarding acoustic pianos only. All questions and answers are to remain public. Please to not include sensitive material! If they are marked private, I will change them to public. My answers may be of assistance to others. If privacy is an issue, please contact me through my web site: http://www.onestipiano.com Electronic keyboards, organs, and player/reproducing piano mechanisms are outside of my expertise. Anything to do with: Construction, Service, Tuning, Climate Control Systems, Piano Disc, Purchasing, Selling, Insurance Appraisal, Rebuilding, Repairs, Legal issues, Maintenance, Environmental issues, Finish issues with acoustic pianos. My full resume can be found at: http://onestipiano.com/pages/history.html You can like us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/onestipianoservice


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