When Player Pianos were King

The AMPICO ruled Supreme

This site is devoted to remembering the Ampico and its artists.  While the Ampico is not extinct, the number of properly operating pianos with The Ampico is small.  These wonderful instruments can still be brought back to their original glory.  Explore the site to see and hear how The Ampico brought excellent music to the home of the early 20th century....and also today.

The Ampico is a “Reproducing” player.  The paper rolls include dynamic coding as well as notes, giving realism to the musical performance.  The rolls were produced with sophisticated recording and editing techniques.

A site dedicated to Ampico Artists, with music examples is at


Another site is dedicated to Adam Carroll at