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    Parts get pricey, but as with all thing labor intensive, you know the rest. My cost per bass string is about $16.00, I might charge $75.00 to put one on, but that fee includes the follow-up visits to re-tune the new string as they go out of tune, quickly, for a long time. My cost for a whole of bass strings is MUCH more reasonable.
    The splice repair that you mention is a really good repair, preferable to replacement for several reasons, both sonically and for setting up and staying in tune quicker. I do that repair most of the time.
    "And you can tell Rolling Stone Magazine, my last words were; I'm on drugs!"

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    Reckon what the Brazilian rosewood alone in that thing is worth? What a sweet find!

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    Very cool looking piano and I love the story of how you got it.
    Just out of curiosity: is the Rosewood veneer or solid? (or maybe figured rw veneer over solid rw?)

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    It is veneered, though some pieces, like the music holder, lid stiffener, and lid prop are solid rosewood.
    "And you can tell Rolling Stone Magazine, my last words were; I'm on drugs!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lefty Elmo View Post
    It is veneered, though some pieces, like the music holder, lid stiffener, and lid prop are solid rosewood.
    very cool!

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