A gorgeous piece of music history that is wonderful for decorative display peeping out of its original box or for wallpaper. I have three different pianola rolls available - please see the images attached. Cost is per pianola roll.
This is how a pianola operates:
"Pianolas are brought into operation by means of suction power generated by the pianolist's feet, and controlled in pitch by a perforated music roll. It is the difference in suction levels within the instrument that operates the various mechanisms, and in passing it may be noted that vacuum is not involved, at least not in an absolute sense. A pneumatic vacuum is a complete absence of air, and any player piano would instantly implode if subjected to such enormous forces. The greater the suction at any one instant, the louder a particular note or chord will sound, and the conscientious pianolist must learn to control dynamics as rapidly and subtly as a normal pianist." Source: http://www.pianola.org/history/history.cfm
Each individual roll is about 33cm long
Gorgeous for decorative display peeping out of its box or for wallpaper.
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