Serving Illinois, Missouri and Greater St. Louis -- POB 653, Edwardsville, IL 62025, 618-654-1585

STEPHEN P. RENSBERRY ----- PIANO TUNER-TECHNICIAN ----- 35 YEARS EXPERIENCE

It's a buyers market for quality used pianos

   It is a buyers market right now for anyone who wants to buy a good quality used piano!
     Rensberry Piano Service is always looking for new customers and service jobs, which is the primary focus of our business. Lately, however, we have had a very large number of requests to help sell, purchase, or remove old pianos from homes -- so many that we could fill a gymnasium with the number of removal/sell requests we've had in the past year alone. The cost of moving, $200-$400 or more, is prohibitive for a lot of people, but the overall cost savings for buyers remains significant.
    The market for used pianos is currently all over the place in terms of price. We have seen a nearly-new Baldwin Hamilton piano go for as little as $75, even though it would retail for over $5,000. One customer of ours who owns a Wurlitzer Baby Grand, with a retail value of approximately $12,000, is willing to part with it for just $3,000. It is barely 10 years old.
    Rensberry Piano has several pianos of its own, including a Wurlitzer spinet and a Story and Clark console, both made in the 1960s and both in very good condition. We are asking $625 and $425 respectively, although the retail value in today's dollars would put both at over $3,000 each.
    Acoustic pianos will be around for a very long time, and are used all over the world in performances, music studios, at clubs and in contests, and for the enjoyment of people everywhere in the privacy of their own homes. It is challenging to sell them for what they are worth, but if you are looking to buy, there is no time like the present. If you would like us to help, take a photo of your piano, take note of the make, model and age (if you know it), and send your contact details to srensberry@rensberrypiano.com. It can take weeks or months to attract a buyer, but we'll do what we can to help you move it, with a reasonable commission. If you're willing to part with it at no cost, we'll consider taking it off your hands.
    Call us at 618-654-1585 for more information.
 -- Steve Rensberry, Piano Tuner/Technician  8/27/2017

Piano tuning appointments available

   Rensberry Piano Service has both daytime and evening tuning appointment times available during the month of February! To accommodate our customers, a majority of tunings are scheduled in the late afternoon and early evening hours, but later appointments are also available.
   We also can tune and service your instrument on Saturdays, when appointments are available. Please don't hesitate to call at 618-654-1585, or send us an email at srensberry@rensberrypiano.com if you have any questions at all about scheduling.
   Our primary service area includes the entire St. Louis metropolitan region, the Metro East Illinois counties of Madison and St. Clair, as well as cities and communities throughout the counties of Effingham, Clay, Jefferson, Marion, Washington, Clinton, Bond, Fayette, Montgomery, Macoupin, Jersey, and further by special appointment. We have many customers in the Litchfield-Hillsboro area, as well as Staunton, Greenville, Carlyle, Centralia, Salem and Mount Vernon areas.
   Communities in the Metro East which we serve include Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Belleville, Collinsville, Swansea, Granite City, Alton, East Alton, Wood River, Bethalto, Godfrey, Troy, Maryville, Cahokia, O'Fallon, Fairview Heights, Shiloh, Highland, St. Jacob, Marine, and others.
  Quotes on repair work are usually available with several options. These include basic repair, repairs with used parts, repair with news parts, or custom work. We also do some work on historic square pianos, pump organs, and player pianos.

Area Music Teacher Listing

   Rensberry Piano Service is inviting music teachers in the St. Louis region, including areas through the Metro East and in Southern Illinois, to list their services on our website. If you would like your name listed as an area music teacher, please send us an email, along with any details about your services, to: srensberry@rensberrypiano.com. Please include your phone number for verification. -- Posted: Jan. 25. 2016.

Quality Janssen upright piano for sale

  Rensberry Piano Service is currently try to find a home for this Janssen upright console piano. It is in very good condition and has been owned by a single family. Please call us as 618-654-1585 for more information, or send an email to srensberry@rensberrypiano.com

Determining the Age of Your Piano

   If you've ever wondered how old your piano is, or the exact year that it was made, Rensberry Piano Service can help you find the answer.
   Please feel free to send an email to srensberry@rensberrypiano.com, or give us a call at 618-654-1585, and we'll do what we can to help you find the answer, free of charge.
   Among the resources we have is a copy of the Pierce Piano Atlas. Our copy lists the year and associated serial numbers of most pianos that were manufactured prior to 1982. The 12th edition of the Pierce Piano Atlas is available online.
   We can also help you identify the year that your piano was built by the style, make, model, and other features.

Rensberry Piano Service: Notice To Our Customers

   Dear Customer: Beginning on August 1, 2015, Rensberry Piano Service will charge a basic fee for piano tuning of $65 per piano. Additional fees will apply only if the piano needs extra work, if a special or urgent appointment is needed, or if the piano is located beyond a distance of approximately 40 miles from Edwardsville or Troy, Illinois. We value your business tremendously and will discuss any and all potential fees beyond the basic tuning rate prior to servicing.
   As with any business, the setting of prices and fees can be a challenge, but by minimizing expenses, coordination of appointments, and efficient servicing, we will continue to offer one of the most competitive piano tuning rates in the St. Louis and Metro East region, and throughout much of central Illinois.
   Our mission and policy is to provide the highest quality of piano servicing possible at a fair and reasonable price. If you have any questions at all, whether related to cost, quality, or repair options, please do not hesitate to contact us, either by phone or by email. -- Steve Rensberry, Piano Tuner-Technician.