Since March 21st, 2020, when Douglas County, Kansas technically closed my service business temporarily due to the COVID pandemic, I have moved my focus and work to refurbishing and restoring institutional/professional grade pianos for public sale.
Above, there are four projects awaiting work, two already spoken for - These are Yamaha P22 pianos that need some extended work on the actions and the finishes. They are old school pianos - solid, with much music left in them; someone just needs to go in and get it ready to perform, and while at it, bring a new life to the case work and finish.
Soon, these pianos will be available to sale, along with a baby grand (or two). As well as my Google my Business page, and my Facebook page, this place will feature the progress and features of the process.
As I have read this letter, and reviewed much of the discussion, it appears that Steinway may be attempting to become a very exclusive brand, much like the Rolls Royce brand is in the auto industry...the issue, however, is that to make this move is about 100 years too late in the industry. It would have proven much simpler if not so many pianos were already rebuilt with "non" Steinway parts. In addition, many parts and materials from Steinway are supplied by other vendors, not all manufactured by the great piano maker.
Time will tell the true ramifications of this letter.
Notes From the Piano Bench
Questions and Answers and updated factoids concerning pianos in the 21st Century.