Restoration

Our goal in all restoration work is to improve the performance of your piano with extended service beyond completion of the job. Below are 3 steps in a complete piano restoration. They can be taken separately or as a total package depending on condition and budget.

Action Work is the overhaul and/or replacement of worn action parts in order to restore and improve the responsiveness and tone

Damaged action rails replaced.

Cold pressed American or German hammers are custom manufactured and installed

High quality American or German action parts are installed

Action geometry is analyzed and optimized

Keys are reweighed

Friction is minimized

Existing ivory keytops in good condition are restored

Worn ivory and older plastic keytops are replaced with new German acrylic

New keybushings are installed

New felt on keyframe is installed

Action and dampers are precisely regulated

Belly Work is the replacement of worn pinblock, soundboard and bridges; the foundation of any major restoration job that determines the future stability of the instrument. Precise workmanship is imperative.

Shaping and gluing ribs to quarter sawn

Sitka spruce soundboard panels

Tapering soundboard panel for better resonance

Installing hard rock maple bridge caps and hand carving bridge notches

Installing quarter sawn hard rock maple pinblock

Installing custom manufactured bass strings

Restringing with new tuning pins

Installing new agraffes and resurfacing capo d’astro

Reinforcement of bracing and superstructure (if needed)

Case Refinishing work is sent to our hand-picked specialists out-of-house. This way we can assure our customers their instrument will look as good as it sounds when the job is complete.

Shaping and gluing ribs to quarter sawn

Sitka spruce soundboard panels

Tapering soundboard panel for better resonance

Installing hard rock maple bridge caps and hand carving bridge notches

Installing quarter sawn hard rock maple pinblock

Installing custom manufactured bass strings

Restringing with new tuning pins

Installing new agraffes and resurfacing capo d’astro

Reinforcement of bracing and superstructure (if needed)