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#2311906 - 08/06/14 11:12 AM Tips on refinishing a 1894 Everett upright -picture attached
HobbyGuy Offline
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Registered: 08/05/14
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I just picked up a 1894 Everett upright. It is structurally in great shape and should refinish really well. Surprisingly it sounds pretty good as well. I did notice one key sticks, one ivory keytop is missing and a couple of items inside the case have detached from their original location (sorry not an expert to tell you what parts they are). It is made a very pretty tiger oak.

I am looking for tips on refinishing this and trying to locate info on how to identify parts inside to repair it. I do not want to do a full restore inside as that may be too expensive. I am looking for info to be able to determine if this will be nice looking antique furniture or if $500 would get a me nice furniture and a decent sounding piano. Are there any documents related to this model of piano to help?

Any advise or tips would be helpful - thanks. I understand that this may only end up being furniture. It was free. But if I can gain an ok piano out it then great.

I have added the picture of it.



Edited by HobbyGuy (08/06/14 07:49 PM)
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#2312094 - 08/06/14 08:01 PM Re: Tips on refinishing a 1894 Everett upright -picture attached [Re: HobbyGuy]
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Originally Posted By: HobbyGuy

I am looking for tips on refinishing this and trying to locate info on how to identify parts inside to repair it. I am looking for info to be able to determine if this will be nice looking antique furniture or if $500 would get a me nice furniture and a decent sounding piano.



Okay, here is a "tip" :

Follow this link and watch: TIP ON REFINISHING / REPAIRING EVERETT
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#2312096 - 08/06/14 08:06 PM Re: Tips on refinishing a 1894 Everett upright -picture attached [Re: HobbyGuy]
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Everetts from that era were decent pianos, but $500 will not get you very far.
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#2312114 - 08/06/14 08:58 PM Re: Tips on refinishing a 1894 Everett upright -picture attached [Re: HobbyGuy]
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Hey, that's a nice looking old upright, and sounds like a great project!

I love the older uprights in good playable condition... that's about the only way they earn their keep. smile

I've done some refinishing on a few older uprights, and it can be a lot of work... but, if you have the time, energy, and funds, I say go for it!

As far as tips... a lot of elbow grease. smile

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