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Hoping this brings a little additional awareness...
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G'morning All,

The Discovery Channel's "How It's Made" is in our restoration center today and tomorrow to document the restoration of grand pianos.

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I love the show and watch it often. I am not sure if this will help our industry in general, but I hope this brings some additional awareness to the possibility of owning a grand piano to the general public.

In 2007 (or so) the show did a segment on Mason & Hamlin and, although not many customers remember specifics, like the actual steps in building a piano or who the manufacturer was, a surprising number of our customers refer to the seeing it over the years.

Here's hoping!


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Excellent!

This is so much more interesting than how doughnuts are filled with jelly.

Have fun, Rich!


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Any clue when it is aired?

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To a piano rebuilder, filling donuts with jelly can be more fascinating.

Good for you Rich!

It can only help the cause.

Take care

Steve

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Congratulations, Rich!

That is something to brag about... :-)

I like the show too, and watch it often. It's usually every educational and interesting.

Let us all know when it will air, as someone else mentioned.

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Sounds cool! I'll look forward to seeing it!

Will they film any arguments in the shop to "spice it up?" wink



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That's awesome - what a coup.

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OH that I want to see! Good stuff smile


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That is very cool, Rich! Congratulations!


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So Rich,....
Any casting couch stories you'd like to share???


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That is awesome! Congrads! I totally watch that show.


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Fantastic!!!!

Looking forward to seeing it.


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Congrats!

Do you post a link when it's on?


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I catch that show every so often, and hope to catch this one. I'll check back for a date here.

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Excellent, I'll be sure to keep an eye out for this one smile

Watch it often!


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Fantastic!! I'll be on the lookout for it.


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Thanks all. I do not know when this will air as there is extensive editing to do once the crew returns to their studio in Montreal, but as I know more I will make sure to post a "heads up".

Just for fun we had quite a cultural exchange with these French Canadians - our guys gave the film crew the chance to experience true Philadelphia cheesesteaks. They seemed to enjoy them. I think I heard their arteries hardening as they ate. wink

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Thank you D'alessandro's Steaks! (They are my favorites) thumb


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Neat! I hope they make this video look different than the M&H factory tour for the sake of variety.


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Originally Posted by terminaldegree
Neat! I hope they make this video look different than the M&H factory tour for the sake of variety.


Well,

Building a piano and rebuilding a piano require different techniques, so it ought to have a different flavor.

If not, blame the editors because it really is quite different.


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Congrats Rich! I look forward to seeing your shop in action.

If you want to get some conflict going get a die-hard UT tuner to debate an ET tuner. Unfortunately for the ratings that will put every one to sleep!


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