Wednesday, September 26, 2012
After the soundboard is removed from the piano, I prepare it for use in duplicating it onto the new soundboard. This requires removing the bridges and also doing some superglue repairs to the old board as it is literally "broken" out of the piano. Especially in Steinway pianos I am very careful to accuratly duplicate the original soundboard (minus factory errors) so that it becomes a genuine duplication of the original.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
I have recently begun a major restoration of a nine foot Steinway concert grand piano. This is a total restoration including a new soundboard and refinishing. The pictures show the varios stages oftear down.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Wow, It's been almost a year since I have posted anything about shop happenings. That is partly because there hasn't been a lot of shop activity the past year. But that is changing, as I have several project in progress. I will soon be highlighting a Steinway D #411101 that has just begun, and will be a total restoration and refinishing.