What is involved with a Piano Rebuild?
In a rebuild, we are typically taking an older piano and restoring it to “like new” condition. It may be damaged in multiple ways and needs more than a few minor repairs to get it back into respectable playing shape. Wood frames can sometimes be repaired depending on their condition. As I write this, we’re currently restoring a 1907 Steinway Baby Grand. It’s getting a new soundboard, new pin block, new strings, new dampers, new action parts and more. We refinish the piano, replace the worn out parts, and make your piano like new again.
The following items can be included in most restorations:
- Consultation with you on preferred piano tone and touch
- Plate refinishing
- Hardware polishing & replating
- Pin blocks
- Soundboard fabrication
- Bridge fabrication
- Casework/ Refinishing
- Hammer replacement
- Rough tuning
- Tone regulation
- Fine tuning
- Action parts replacement and regulation
- Key re-bushing
If you’re in the greater Cleveland area and have an older piano that you think is beautiful, but is unplayable, we can help. Our piano rebuilding service brings life back into any old beauty and can get it playing like new again. Give us a call and let’s talk about your piano that you need rebuilt.
Piano Refinishing Services
You finally bought your dream 1907 Steinway and it is playing more beautifully than you could have ever imagined. The keys are striking true, all parts are dialed in and responding exactly the way you wanted. BUT one thing is still missing. Your piano’s finish does not match the sound. The finish is decades old and uninspiring, to say the least. Not to worry, we can refinish your piano and get the exterior matching the quality of the interior.
Over time your piano’s finish can slowly wear away and degrade. A piano’s cabinet can become damaged and chips and scratches will mar its finish. When you refinish your piano you refresh the look and give your prized instrument a “like new” look and feel.
How We Do It
We start by stripping off the old finish and meticulously prep the surface making sure everything is as perfect as possible before adding the finish you desire. The prep work is the most important part of the process, as it sets the foundation for a coating that’s going to look great or just okay. Anything that is left behind and not handled properly during the prep will jump out afterwards like a neon sign after any coating is applied. This is why we put extraordinary efforts into having the best prep possible.
We can duplicate the hand-rubbed style of finish that is used by the Steinway & Sons factory, or any other style you like. We have total control during every step of the process which enables us to get the perfect finish every time – or, if you’re on a tight budget, we can still get it looking great. Our finishes have a rich and deep look that allows the unique nuances of the piano’s wood to be appreciated. And most importantly it’s beautiful and it lasts.
If you’re considering getting your piano refinished, give us a call, we’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions about our process and give you a quote on the project.