2017 was our 20th year online!

Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2.9 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Shop our online store for music lovers
SEARCH
Piano Forums & Piano World
(ad)
Petrof Pianos
Petrof Pianos
(ad)
Pianoteq
PianoTeq Karsten Collection
(ad)
Piano Life Saver - Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
Who's Online Now
36 members (dima5222, computerpro3, Georg Z., AprilE, FrankCox, emenelton, David B, AZNpiano, 6 invisible), 350 guests, and 208 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
(ad)
Estonia Pianos
Estonia Pianos
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Hop To
Any of you have a Pierce Piano Atlas? Busch & Gertz Midgette
#133739 04/17/06 09:54 AM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,966
jodi Offline OP
6000 Post Club Member
OP Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,966
Hi all! Anybody know anything about this piano - from the 30's maybe - called a Busch & Gertz Midgette, baby grand, I think?

Thanks a bunch!

smile Jodi

(ad int) Petrof Pianos
Petrof Pianos
Re: Any of you have a Pierce Piano Atlas? Busch & Gertz Midgette
#133740 04/17/06 11:08 AM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,966
jodi Offline OP
6000 Post Club Member
OP Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,966
edit: 7B446 is the serial number. (I think)

Re: Any of you have a Pierce Piano Atlas? Busch & Gertz Midgette
#133741 04/17/06 11:11 AM
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,770
3000 Post Club Member
Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,770
It's not.


G.Fiore "aka-Curry". Tuner-Technician serving the central NJ, S.E. PA area. b214cm@aol.com Concert tuning, Regulation-voicing specialist.
Dampp-Chaser installations, piano appraisals. PTG S.Jersey Chapter 080.
Bösendorfer 214 # 47,299 214-358
Re: Any of you have a Pierce Piano Atlas? Busch & Gertz Midgette
#133742 04/17/06 11:16 AM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,560
O
2000 Post Club Member
Offline
2000 Post Club Member
O
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 2,560
The serial is either 73446 or 78446, most likely. Either 1938 or 1942(I doubt the latter, since the numbers in the atlas only go up to 75000).


Happiness is a freshly tuned piano.
Jim Boydston, proprietor, No Piano Left Behind - technician
www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind
Re: Any of you have a Pierce Piano Atlas? Busch & Gertz Midgette
#133743 04/17/06 11:29 AM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,966
jodi Offline OP
6000 Post Club Member
OP Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,966
Thank you! Does the Atlas say anything about the company/quality of pianos it built? That name is not in the Larry Fines list of highly regarded oldies, and I can't seem to find anything else about it.

smile Jodi

Re: Any of you have a Pierce Piano Atlas? Busch & Gertz Midgette
#133744 04/17/06 11:40 AM
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,770
3000 Post Club Member
Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,770
They made very high quality uprights and grands until around 1924, after which they were made by Haddorff. The piano you inquire about was made by Haddorff, and is junk.


G.Fiore "aka-Curry". Tuner-Technician serving the central NJ, S.E. PA area. b214cm@aol.com Concert tuning, Regulation-voicing specialist.
Dampp-Chaser installations, piano appraisals. PTG S.Jersey Chapter 080.
Bösendorfer 214 # 47,299 214-358
Re: Any of you have a Pierce Piano Atlas? Busch & Gertz Midgette
#133745 04/17/06 11:50 AM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 28,576
B
BDB Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
Offline
Yikes! 10000 Post Club Member
B
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 28,576
With some doubts as to the advisability of doing so, I did some rebuilding on a family heirloom Midgette. It is a decent piano, nothing special, afterwards.


Semipro Tech
Re: Any of you have a Pierce Piano Atlas? Busch & Gertz Midgette
#133746 04/17/06 06:18 PM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,966
jodi Offline OP
6000 Post Club Member
OP Offline
6000 Post Club Member
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 6,966
So, if someone were to have one that was in immaculate, but original shape, what would a ballpark asking price on this be? She's thinking of asking $800.

Thanks so much for your help!

smile Jodi

Re: Any of you have a Pierce Piano Atlas? Busch & Gertz Midgette
#133747 04/17/06 07:30 PM
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,770
3000 Post Club Member
Offline
3000 Post Club Member
Joined: Aug 2002
Posts: 3,770
She should ask for $500. It will cost $300 to move it locally.


G.Fiore "aka-Curry". Tuner-Technician serving the central NJ, S.E. PA area. b214cm@aol.com Concert tuning, Regulation-voicing specialist.
Dampp-Chaser installations, piano appraisals. PTG S.Jersey Chapter 080.
Bösendorfer 214 # 47,299 214-358

Moderated by  Ken Knapp, Piano World 

Link Copied to Clipboard
What's Hot!!
News from the Piano World
Where Did The Buttons Go?!
----------------------
Our April 2020 Newsletter Available Online Now...
The Piano World During the Pandemic!
----------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums RULES & HELP
-------------------
ADVERTISE on Piano World
(ad)
Best of Piano Buyer
 Best of Piano Buyer
(ad)
Faust Harrison Pianos
Faust Harrison 100+ Steinway pianos
Download Sheet Music
Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Modern Alternatives to the Metronome
by navindra - 07/13/20 08:10 PM
Eleanor Sokoloff RIP
by pianoloverus - 07/13/20 04:15 PM
Winter NAMM 2021 - Proceed or Cancel?
by PianoManChuck - 07/13/20 03:55 PM
Roland A-88mk2 - clunky black keys?
by Karnevil - 07/13/20 01:53 PM
Forum Statistics
Forums41
Topics200,237
Posts2,980,383
Members97,760
Most Online15,252
Mar 21st, 2010
Please Support Our Advertisers


Faust Harrison 100+ Steinways

Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver

 Best of Piano Buyer

PianoTeq Bechstein
Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

Virtual Sheet Music - Classical Sheet Music Downloads



 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
| Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter |


copyright 1997 - 2020 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4