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nce upon a time…
A woman was tired of her piano and knew what to do.
“Place it in the barn.The cows will pay it no never mind.”
“Safe from the rain and snow it will be just fine.


In the loft lived a rodent named Tweaky the mouse
He wasn’t alone. Along side him was a furry spouse.
For both of them, life was pretty bland
when under a tarp was placed a Braumbach grand.

Both packed their bags and moved right in.
They were excited for their new life to begin
The Braumbach grand  became their house.
Not bad "Digs" for Tweaky the mouse!

“What became of the them?” one might have said.
“Why they are all dead…dead, dead, dead!
Dead inside this piano they called a home
Good-bye, fare thee well, and shalom!

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Twenty - three years after placed in the barn
A daughter inherited the piano along with the farm.
She sought to rescue it from certain doom
And elevate its status to family heirloom.

“NO!” I said “No Way - No Dice!”
“Oh my God!… “Are those dead mice!”
The finish, strings and felt - it’s a total mess
Let it go, give it up, give it a rest.

I can’t get parts for this action. It’s obsolete
Some of the parts are missing. It’s incomplete
I know it is a shame and it is really sad.
Finished, might still smell really, really …really bad!

Maybe, if I jack up my price, maybe then
To this madness I’d put an end
“This piano has possibilities” She kept believin'
If only she would stop and listen to reason.  

Even the money was not enough to convince,
I'm stuck transforming a “Dead Toad” into a “Prince”
With gloves, Lysol, respirator and “Haz Mat” suit
Cleaned, scraped and cursed to the end of my  pursuit

Now that the job is done, done, done!
A “Shining Prince” it has become
I can look back and laugh at all that stuff
“Know what?” I wasn’t paid NEARLY ENOUGH!!


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Gallery Intro
Player Pianos
Mason-Hamlin Sale
Repair Cracked Lid
Harp Diagram
Steinway console Sale
Replace Hammers
Move Quote

Fractured Fairy Tale
Harp Diagram-2
Broken Leg Repair
Pet Damage

Fractured Fairytale-2
Harp Design
Hammond Spinet Sale
Repair Chipped Ivory
Soundboard Repair



Servicing the Kansas City, Gladstone, Overland Park
metropolitan area
moving • tuning • repairing • rebuilding • concert rentals

Jones Piano House

5742 N. Lenox Ave 
          Kansas City,  MO  64151


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