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Offline christine18

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Carl Ecke Upright Piano
« on: December 28, 2020, 02:25:12 AM »
My husband recently bought me a Carl Ecke upright piano. It needs some work on it, itís out of tune and judging by the decades of dust and cocoons in the back itís seen itís fair share of insect damage. Unfortunately he fell for the cabinet which is still in great condition as are the keys. Itís number is 13892, does anyone know when it was manufactured? All the strings and pins are intact, the soundboard looks pretty solid and the felts are ok but a bit hard. Is it worth spending money on restoring it? Also, there is no damper from E5 onward, is that normal in this vintage?
Thank you in advance for any assistance.

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Re: Carl Ecke Upright Piano
«Reply #1 on: December 28, 2020, 02:24:42 PM »
I would suggest posting on the other forum, pianoworld.  Ecke pianos have been discussed a number of times on the piano tuner-technican section over there.  Apparently some are bird cage designs and tricky to disassemble. 
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Re: Carl Ecke Upright Piano
«Reply #2 on: December 28, 2020, 08:51:44 PM »
Will do, thanks for the tip Timothy.