I'm looking for a good upright piano that I can bring home, tune and be happy with. I saw a listing for an1917 Elburn (J.W. Music Co.) piano for $550 near me. It looks to have been kept up well and gone through some sort of restoration process at some point, although I have yet to see the innards. The listing provided info that I'll paste below and I'll upload a few pictures. What I am NOT interested in is being sold a piano that upon getting tuned will require additional projects/repairs and restoration work BUT on the other hand if it is in fact in good working order (I should be going to see it soon to find out) I am very interested but want to make a good decision. It's a heavy thing to bring home and I hate to bring home bad news...
While I can't post pictures in these threads here is the link to the post:LINK TO POST
Here's the listing post:
Used (normal wear)
Full Upright 52”+
Manufactured Especially for J.W. Jenkins’ Sons Music Company
Kansas City, MO
Tiger Striped Oak
For sale by owner, Full upright Elburn piano, serial #25623, made in 1917. Dark tiger-stripe oak cabinet.
All original parts in operational condition.
No cracks or splits in the soundboard or bridges. Soundboard is pristine, with a good coat of lacquer on top.
Pinblock is perfectly tight and will hold any tuning given.
Piano was tuned to non-standard pitch in preparation for this sale by a Registered Piano Technician who is available to answer any mechanical questions about the piano you may have.