• 1.  Mason screw stringer

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 3 days ago

    I was contacted by someone in the LA area about a Mason & Hamlin screw stringer upright in quite good original condition (considering the age - seems to be original parts and a lovely case). He couldn't find anyone to work on it. He would like to either find someone who could restore it or sell/give it to someone who would care about it and give it a new life.
    Please contact me privately if interested, and I'll give you his contact info. (He contacted me because of the screw stringer in the foundation museum).

    Fred Sturm
    University of New Mexico
    "We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same." - Carlos Casteneda

  • 2.  RE: Mason screw stringer

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 2 days ago

    Matteo Crudo, owner of DC Pianos in Berkeley would likely be interested. He is San Francisco chapter president, so you can find him in the Directory. 

    Best regards,

    Larry Lobel

    Larry Lobel RPT
    San Francisco chapter

  • 3.  RE: Mason screw stringer

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 2 days ago
    I'm quite certain I pretty well documented this piano many years ago.   It would be a good fit as a museum instrument, with an interesting soundboard (I remember ribs which were more like a "square piano" soundboard  in height).  Client wasn't ready to donate to Period Piano and we have since received another good museum example.   



    Bill Shull, RPT, M.Mus.
    909 796-4226

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