Saturday, January 03, 2009

End of an Era

Those are the words from QRS Music in Buffalo, NY as they cease production of piano rolls at the Buffalo facility. Read the story here in the Buffalo News.

Yes, new piano rolls will still be available through QRS for some time and also through the many small roll cutters around the country.

Just a shame, though.

It hasn't been good news for the player piano industry for a couple weeks. On Christmas Day, Durrell Armstrong, founder and president of Player Piano Supply Company, died of a heart attack. The business will remain open, at least on a temporary basis. There has been no indication of the long term plans.

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