When it comes to piano buying, there seems to be two pervasive schools of thought.

  1. "The newer the better"
  2. "They don't build them like they used to"

The first mind set has its roots planted in the auto industry. Since their invention a 100 years ago, technology has improved upon the "horseless carriage" making them more stylish, reliable, and safer than the year before. Consequently, cars have no resale value by the time they're ten years old. Pianos have a couple hundred more years of history. The mechanism of converting motion into music hasn't been improved upon since before the automobile was invented. Over the last fifty years the only innovation for piano design has been how to make them cheaper. Spruce soundboards are now made of ply-
wood, hardwood has been replaced with fiber board, and plastic components are finding their way into the actions.

Pianos made from quality materials age like a fine wine. Since I am more of a craftsman than salesman, I invest in vintage instruments, make the necessary repairs, and let the pianos sell themselves.

Currently under repair or restoration
and available for purchase: 


 Mason & Hamlin 5'-10" Grand
Steinway 40" Console
Hammond Spinet 


Mason and Hamlin GrandSteinway ConsoleHammond Spinet




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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