Most makes are able to be restored phone 0249 40773501 (Mobile preferred) 0401153960 for a friendly chat and advice.
Your pianola can be tested by you on the telephone very easily, with the necessary
tests free of charge.
Please go to pianola repairs then pictures for a little sample of the work done restoring internally.
Reconditioning a pianola is usual if the instrument is hard to pedal or has been standing un used.
There are approximatley
100 bellows in each pianola.excess of 80 double action valves,meters of tubing and pulleys and chains. The workings are not freely available in books etc so a qualified technician is required with many brands the original service work carried out 12 monthly.
Unfortunatlely over the years most technicians are deceased and to find a good one now is extremely difficult, in other words be careful as the value of a correctly restored pianola is from $10000-16000.and very easy to play.
The testing we
offer free of charge over the phone, is very accurate,and if you send photos of the pianola mechanisms without panels on extremely accurate.