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#2269295 - 04/30/14 09:21 PM 1910 conover 9 ft 4 concert grand  
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The "incerdible hulk" Conover 9-4 with a cc-1 plare arrived at Reeder Pianos yesterday for rebuilding and refinishing. Whew. My guess and the movers is with legs and action it weighs 1400 lbs.


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#2418656 - 05/09/15 12:11 PM Re: 1910 conover 9 ft 4 concert grand [Re: Davepost]  
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It has been a year since the big Conover arrived at Reeder for rebuilding. It is apart now and refinishing has begun. Surprise! It is mahogany veneer. The rim is monstrous. Made out of laminated ash. The beams are center core of maple or beech with sides laminated to the core of pine.

We are going to refinish this 9 ft 4 in in mahogany. Jim says it was originally mahogany, as the beams were clear finish and not black.

Last edited by Davepost; 05/09/15 12:29 PM.

David Postma, Associate Member, PTG Lansing, Michigan
#2418683 - 05/09/15 01:12 PM Re: 1910 conover 9 ft 4 concert grand [Re: Davepost]  
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Keep us apprised of developments!

#2418691 - 05/09/15 01:28 PM Re: 1910 conover 9 ft 4 concert grand [Re: Davepost]  
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Pictures. And I mean lots of them, particularly in its disassemble state!


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#2418695 - 05/09/15 01:51 PM Re: 1910 conover 9 ft 4 concert grand [Re: Davepost]  
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That is going to be one gorgeous beast! Looking forward to the pictures. smile

#2419343 - 05/11/15 02:08 PM Re: 1910 conover 9 ft 4 concert grand [Re: Davepost]  
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Dave:
Exciting news. Praying that your project will have a glorious outcome.
Karl Watson,
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#2419494 - 05/11/15 11:23 PM Re: 1910 conover 9 ft 4 concert grand [Re: Davepost]  
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Yes, sounds amazing. Keep us apprised!

#2419580 - 05/12/15 07:29 AM Re: 1910 conover 9 ft 4 concert grand [Re: RealPlayer]  
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I will. I will be at Reeder's shop tonight for a PTG meeting. I'll send some photos.

So far, I have found this piano to be the same plate as a Mason and Hamlin CC1 but with aliquots added throughout the treble.


David Postma, Associate Member, PTG Lansing, Michigan

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