45" Oak Player Upright - Serial #9186
This pre-owned Aeolian Cabaret 45" player upright is a 1970's era upright with a gingerbread style case with stained glass detail. The player piano is both electric and manual, with the option to pump the bellows with pedals underneath or plug the piano in. There are many piano rolls that come with the piano.
Our technicians have reconditioned both the acoustic and player system of the piano. It comes with a matching bench. Reconditioning included:
- Passing inspection of the bridges, pinblock & soundboard
- Hammer Resurfacing
- Aligning Hammers to Strings
- Tightening Action Screws
- Leveling Keys
- Adjusting Key Dip
- Adjusting Let-off and Backchecks
- Cleaning the Strings
- Cleaning Both Inside & Out
- Adjusting the Pedals
- Working Over the Player System
This piano does not qualify for a mechanical warranty.
Aeolian American Piano History
In 1932 the Aeolian American Company was formed with the merging of several piano manufactures including Weber, Pianola, A.B.Chase, Chickering, Knabe, George Steck, etc. These pianos were made in several factories across the USA, and continued to make the player piano mechanism until the early 1980's.
In 1959 and again in 1983 the company changed hands and the many names that were held by the Aeolian Corporation were sold to various piano manufactures until finally, in 2001 the Aeolian name was acquired by the Gibson Guitar company. There is not a piano made today with the Aeolian name on it.
A wealth of piano rolls can be found in many antique shops and flea markets across the country, as well as online. However the QRS company continues to make new piano rolls that are available on their website.
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