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Advice- Should I buy 1917 Elburn (J.W. Music Co) Upright?
#3045644 11/13/20 05:56 PM
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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:


Here's the listing post:

Used (normal wear)
Elburn 25623
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.

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Re: Advice- Should I buy 1917 Elburn (J.W. Music Co) Upright?
Piano_Man_Zach #3045648 11/13/20 05:59 PM
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Hey Zach
You have posted this in the FAQ section rather than the main part of the piano forum (happens aLOT!). You will get more views if you copy and paste your post to the main section

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