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For the holiday season, a Robert Armbruster Christmas Roll.


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Originally Posted by Dave in Denver
For the holiday season, a Robert Armbruster Christmas Roll.

My daughters and I attended the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at a nearby church last night. It was nice to get into a festive mood. I hardly go out these days.

This music roll is nice too.


I was struck by how ornate the beginning of the roll was!

I haven't seen a player roll since I was a kid, so when it started playing I was struck immediately by how the "piano roll" metaphor used in so many computer programs and games is right on the money!

My first "professional" job was in a paper mill (they were computerizing), so it also struck me how accurate the paper needs to be! Producing lengthy rolls of paper accurately -- so they don't shift side-to-side or twist -- is not easy, not to mention getting the musical related holes punched just right (on top of keeping the mechanism working, not to mention a piano).

Amazing stuff to have been created so long ago...


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Here is a new recording Blue Danube . The piano will be going to the refinisher on February 18th (weather permitting).


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My refinisher sent some progress photos. I am very pleased. He has 2 to 3 more weeks of polishing yet to do, then the piano goes to Art Reblitz for more work on the player system.

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Very beautiful finish!


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Stunning! Can I ask what is the finish? Is it French polish?

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David-G: No, at my refinisher's recommendation, this is being done in a modern polyester finish, after stripping the old finish, sanding, grain filling, and staining.


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