Service

Piano Services

TUNING:
Professional service is the key. In the first year, the National Piano Manufacturers Association recommends that you have your piano tuned four times. This is a period of environmental adjustment for a new instrument, and proper attention is important.
After the first year, the piano should be tuned at least twice each year.

VOICING:
Your piano also may require periodic voicing. The process of voicing can adjust the relative brilliance of a piano and provide an even gradation of volume and tone over the entire range of the keyboard. Voicing procedures may involve reshaping the hammers, the use of needles on the hammer felt and/or the application of special softeners or hardeners in order to produce the best sound possible. You should discuss with your technician what changes in your piano’s tone are practical and together, decide what steps should be taken to effect these changes.
Although you may have your piano tuned regularly, you must specifically request regulation or voicing procedures. These procedures aren’t included in a normal tuning. It should also be noted that voicing can only be accomplished after a piano has been freshly tuned.

REGULATION:
Periodically your piano will require the adjustment of it mechanical parts to compensate for the effects of wear, the compacting and settling of cloth, felt and buckskin, as well as dimensional changes in wooden and wool parts due to changes in relative humidity. This series of adjustments is know as regulation which involves three systems of your piano: then action, trapwork and damper system.

REPAIRS:
Pianos are a collection of hundreds of moving parts. Keeping these moving parts working is the function of regulation. When parts stick, jam or break, repair work is needed. Repair work involves replacement or repair of existing parts, keeping the piano in original condition.
Most repair work can be done in the home, however major replacement work such as re- pinning and restringing, falls under the restoration category, and should be performed in a fully equipped piano repair shop.
Repair work includes repairing broken action parts such as hammer shanks, butts, wippens, damper levers and flanges. Keytops are frequently chipped or removed, requiring repair. Case parts, such as moving panels and keyboard covers, can jam or become damaged requiring repair and finish touch up. Loose tuning pins can be replaced with oversize pins, providing that the pinblock is is good shape.

REBUILDING:
Restoration of pianos is our speciality. Every day, pianos are being brought back to life. Pianos that have lost their original tone and finish can be brought back sounding and looking much finer then when they were first built. When the superb quality of the older cabinetry is combined with the finer felts, strings, and leathers that are available in today’s technology, it produces the best of both worlds.
We use all our skills to restore the structural soundness, musical grandeur and the timeless beauty of these irreplaceable works of art. When finished, these investment quality pianos, enhanced by modern technical skills, represent the best of the past and complement the present.
The restoration process includes the creation and replacement of the original soundboard and pinblock by using the finest materials and the most exacting standards.

REFINISHING:
Refinishing the piano is the part of the rebuilding process that in the end, dazzles the eye and excites the visual field. For all pianos, but especially grand and baby grands, it is the piano’s finish that triggers an aesthetic response where we see the form of the piano itself as an expression of fine art. The goal of piano refinishing is simple: the piano refinisher attempts to restore the piano to it’s original look. But, in the piano refinishing area in our shop, restoring the finish is one of the more exciting stages of piano rebuilding because with refinishing it’s possible to bring a piano’s surface to an even more perfect state than it was when first purchased.

APPRAISAL:
If you would like to purchase, sell or insure your piano, the only way to know the exact value of your instrument is to have a piano technician perform a full inspection and written appraisal on the instrument.

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Insurance Claim:
If your piano was affected by Hurricane, Water damage, ac malfunction or any other natural or home related disasters, we can provide you with a written claim for your insurance company.

CONSULTING:
DO NOT PURCHASE A PIANO BEFORE TALKING TO US
“The most important thing is to call a Registered Piano Technician to look at a piano before you buy it. You should look at the piano first and be sure it is something you are interested in. “Free or “cheap” pianos can actually be the most expensive if the condition of the instrument will require complete rebuilding in order to be a playable instrument. Ask your RPT to check out the structural condition of the piano. An investment of a service call before buying it can keep you from buying and moving a piano that won’t be playable much less an instrument you can be proud to play and own”.

TEACHER REFERRAL:

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