A trash-transfer station in Southampton, 20 miles north of Philadelphia, are a regular stop for piano movers looking to dismantle played-out pianos, reports The New York Times.
The value of used pianos, especially uprights, has plummeted in recent years. So instead of selling them to a neighbor, donating them to a church or just passing them along to a relative, owners are far more likely to discard them, technicians, movers and dealers say. Piano movers are making regular runs to the dump, becoming adept at dismantling instruments, selling parts to artists, even burning them for firewood.
Original source: The New York Times
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