Thursday, February 2, 2012
So You Demand A Danish Modern Look But You Have A Hankerin' To Play Some Honky Tonk Piano? Better Get To Value Village Quick! Status: You're Covered.
Mr. Modtomic can't really play the piano to well but he can play a little by ear. But this piano might be too far gone to be a "playing" piano anymore. It might just be a good "looking at" piano if it makes it out of this Value Village at 770 N Us Highway 67 Florissant, MO 63031.
I poked around inside this rare danish modern style Winter Piano and it looked pretty
rough. The tuners looked rusty and it looked like some "strings" were missing. I know that
even having a piano TUNED isn't a cheap endeavor so I can imagine having one rebuilt
must be ridiculous. But then, maybe there is a musician with a soft heart and some
mechanical skills out there who just can't stand the idea of this rare beauty heading off to
I'd bring it home myself but I know it would just sit out there in the Garage collecting more than
it's own weight in dust before I got around to doing it justice! They either just got it in or
someone actually bought it since I didn't see a price on it anywhere. I'm guessing it just came in.
There isn't a big market for iffy pianos out there is there?
Whoa...This was $875 when it was new back in what...1965? Plus the freight and the bench...
that was almost a cool grand. Keep in mind that a 1965 Ford Mustang could be had for about
$2500! Hmmmm....how much is a new Ford Mustang? Looks like a cheap one will run you
about 10 times the '65. Could this mid century modern piano be the diamond in the rough
you've been hoping to find? It was still at the Value Village this afternoon.
One of the two items above is not still available at the Value Village thrift store. Can you guess
which one came home with me? The Dormeyer deep fat fryer? The Sunbeam Radiant Control
Automatic toaster? Both are pretty cool. All the fast food french fries suck anymore (well,
White Castle are still pretty good) so having a counter top deep fryer would be great. No more
microwave Jalapeno Poppers! But I do have a thing for Sunbeam toasters...yet I already have
three of these sitting on a shelf. Which is it? Which one made the cut?