On a recent visit to the old Welsh seaside town of Llanduduno, I was amazed to find a fully working mint condition Pianola as an old prop in a barber's shop.


It was in full working order, with many different rolls of music, and many different tempo settings. You could also adjust the pedals to add full sustain or get the keys moving so the piano was playing itself!  Very magical.

The owner of the barber's had rescued the instrument from an old hall further up the coast.

Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought to find such a seaside treat in the most unlikely of places.