Hi, my latest project is a pianola dating from around 1918. It was stocked by William H Russel & Son of Leicester and was named by them. The player action is in remarkably good condition and all I can see is it needing some new rubber pipes for the exhauster system and the striker pneumatics recovering! My first question about it is how much would I be looking at to get it tuned up? It is extremely out of tune and all of the C notes are currently playing B flat, I would like to know as I need to save up for it! As for the piano action, it looks like it only needs new damper felts as it is working very well but has notes quietly echoing after the dampers have returned.
I'm hoping this one will turn out well, it is a 82 key player with a transposable tracker bar,