STEINWAY RESTORATION

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PIANO RESTORATION IS A LONG, METICULOUS, PAINSTAKING PROCESS THAT INVOLVES GREAT TECHNICAL SKILL WITH SUPREME LEVELS OF CRAFTSMANSHIP… with the goal to restore the instrument to its former high level of performance.

One must combine the technology around sound, frequency and vibration with rebuilding the beauty around what many times is the centerpiece of a home, a business or institution. And it is a personal journey for the Master technician and the piano itself for every piano is made differently and needs its own process and touch.

With over 200+ combined years of experience in restoring extraordinary pianos, we understand the entire process and have seen every single possible complication and pitfall… surpassing every possible expectation from our customers.

This is why we feel comfortable with the Pianotek long term guarantees offered on these exquisite instruments. The following is a synopsis of our restoration process, along with some images of the meticulous process.

  1. Dismantle the entire instrument… cabinet to cast iron plate

  2. Strip all old lacquer, paint, and finishing from the cabinet, legs, and other furniture elements while sanding the bridges and soundboard

  3. Refinish the bridges and soundboard and inspect

  4. Finish in the original color and brilliant coat with over 20 coats of lacquer

  5. Inspect and where necessary replace the key coverings

  6. Inspect, repair, clean, sand, replace the gold cover and refelt the plate

  7. Remove and inspect and reinsert the pin block providing new pins if necessary

  8. Remove, inspect and tighten the underlevers

  9. Inspect all felt bushings, rebush where necessary

  10. Inspect damper guide rail, remove felt from blocks, refinish and install new felt

  11. Install and realign the cast iron plate

  12. Install new strings and tuning pins

  13. Preliminary string tuning

  14. Regulate dampers to the back of the key and the sustain pedal.

  15. Shape, file and space all hammer sand establish height and dip

  16. Adjust let-off, drop, and back checks

  17. Interim tune piano to test concert pitch tension

  18. Re-adjust damper regulation

  19. Shine and buff all cabinet hardware and assemble piano.

  20. Final concert pitch tuning

  We use genuine Steinway and Yamaha parts.

We use genuine Steinway and Yamaha parts.