About Us

Ragtime Southwest is a full-service piano conversion company owned by John Talbot, USAF retired, in San Antonio, TX.  We have been repairing, refurbushing, tuning, and converting old pianos into players since 1985.  Ken Caulkins, founder of Ragtime Enterprises in California in 1971, trained and mentored John in piano conversion techniques.   References from private customers and businesses are available upon request. 

Ragtime Southwest
7509 Red Ripple
San Antonio, Texas 78233 USA
210-241-5352 or 210-653-7820
E-mail: john.talbot@player-piano.com

Moving and Delivery


We pickup, deliver, and arrange shipment for pianos nationwide.

Call for an estimate to convert your old piano into a player or to arrange for viewing of an instrument from our inventory. 


Workshop and Warehouse
Workshop and Warehouse

Ragtime Southwest Trucks