Donald Barton is the proprietor of Barton Player Piano Company. He is a registered tuner technician. He was born in Columbus, Ohio, and has a B.S. in Engineering Technology from Franklin University in Columbus.
He worked for R. J. Leonard & Sons Player Piano Company for 13 years, and has run his own business since 1985.
Don is a member of the Piano Technicians Guild (PTG), the Automatic Musical Instrument Collectors' Association and the Music Box Society International.. (MBSI).
Tuning and Repair
Maintenance of all kinds of pianos, player pianos, and reproducing pianos.
Appraisal and Evaluation
Information on how much the piano is worth and what work needs to be done on it.
Returning pianos to good working condition
Recovering all pneumatics and bellows
Replacing all hoses and tubes
Cleaning and sealing valves
Replacing parts where necessary
Returning pianos to mint quality condition, going a couple steps beyond rebuilding -
Substantial replacement of piano action parts
Polishing all parts
Refinishing the case
Restoring a piano's case to a like-new condition.
Specialty items can be added to player pianos, such as:
custom mandolin attachments that add a "rinky tink" ragtime or harpsichord sound.
Automation (electrification) for those who would rather do something else than pump while listening to the piano.
Reed Organ Rebuilding
Barton Player Pianos has a large variety of player pianos
for sale, from "as-is" to completely rebuilt pianos.
Barton Player Pianos has a variety of Piano Roll Storage Cabinets for Sale.
Store your piano rolls in Style!
Please stop by the shop to see what else is available.
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