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#618539 - 09/16/02 10:55 PM Piano Tech. recommendation in SantaFe or Albuquerque?  
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Can anyone recommend a piano technician in SantaFe or Albuquerque NM?

I found a piano that I am seriously interested in, but want to verify its condition.

Thanks in advance.

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#618540 - 09/17/02 01:14 AM Re: Piano Tech. recommendation in SantaFe or Albuquerque?  
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My technician is Charles Rempel. I've used him for several years and I just took him to San Diego to verify the condition of a piano that a friend is interested in. I would trust him completely (although, since you don't know me, I'm not sure how much that last comment is worth). He travels frequently between Albuquerque and Santa Fe.

His number is (505) 480-2440.

#618541 - 09/17/02 04:16 PM Re: Piano Tech. recommendation in SantaFe or Albuquerque?  
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You might try Nick Gravagne in Abq.

Here is his web page:

Nick Gravagne

Good luck! smile


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#618542 - 09/19/02 02:05 AM Re: Piano Tech. recommendation in SantaFe or Albuquerque?  
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Roger Hathaway,RPT rgrabot@cybermesa.com-Santa Fe
Fred Sturmf,RPT, fssturm@unm.edu-Albuquerque. There other good techs. Try to get hold of a copy of the PTG membership directory. Good luck


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#618543 - 09/19/02 06:13 PM Re: Piano Tech. recommendation in SantaFe or Albuquerque?  
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Is this the M&H AA?

#618544 - 09/20/02 01:29 AM Re: Piano Tech. recommendation in SantaFe or Albuquerque?  
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Yes. The seller's tech has done an assessment, but, I'd like to get an independent opinion.

#618545 - 09/20/02 07:23 AM Re: Piano Tech. recommendation in SantaFe or Albuquerque?  
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I tried to get a tech over to their place to see it, but the sellers had a problem with that particular technician. By the time I could contact another, they had (apparently) cemented the deal with you (contingent on a good appraisal, I assume). The whole sequence of events seemed a little odd to me, but good luck with it. I would be interested in hearing how it all goes.

By the way, can you recommend a good technician or two in the Chicago area?

#618546 - 09/20/02 09:12 AM Re: Piano Tech. recommendation in SantaFe or Albuquerque?  
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Try Rick Cornwall of Cornwall Music Services.

I found him through the "Beautiful Sound" a Steinway dealer out of Burr Ridge. I can't seem to find his phone number but here is his e-mail address: Rcjcorn798@cs.com

I've used him for tunings and a regulation and have been very pleased.

#618547 - 09/20/02 10:29 AM Re: Piano Tech. recommendation in SantaFe or Albuquerque?  
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Thanks very much!

#618548 - 09/25/02 02:15 PM Re: Piano Tech. recommendation in SantaFe or Albuquerque?  
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Charles was just here to install a damp chaser on my piano and said he had looked at the MH AA. Did you end up buying it? He said that it was a very nice piano. Just curious.

#618549 - 09/26/02 07:10 AM Re: Piano Tech. recommendation in SantaFe or Albuquerque?  
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Yes. I'm going to go ahead with the purchase. Thanks again for your recommendation of Charles who did the timely inspection.

#618550 - 09/26/02 11:42 PM Re: Piano Tech. recommendation in SantaFe or Albuquerque?  
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My pleasure. Congratulations on what sounds like a wonderful piano smile


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