Steinway Restoration: 1918 model O

20th Sep 2011 Comments Off on Steinway Restoration: 1918 model O

Presently working on a 1918 model O. It’s soundboard has a series of cracks running along both bridges – esp. the treble. Close inspection revealed rib separation from the s. board at various points which were epoxyed and clamped. Fortunately most of these cracks are under the plate, so the area w/decal can be left […]

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Piano tuning Albuquerque: Plate Re-gilding

20th Sep 2011 Comments Off on Piano tuning Albuquerque: Plate Re-gilding

Plate re-gilding can sometimes be a tricky project. In our shop we’re presently doing just that to one from a ’33 Mason A. After thorough cleaning a lacquer based primer was applied to a small section for test. There were problems; it seems that when the instrument had been re-pinned/ strung some 40+ years ago […]

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Steinway Piano Restoration and Summer Projects

15th Sep 2011 Comments Off on Steinway Piano Restoration and Summer Projects

It’s been one busy, productive summer. 3 re-builds were completed: a 1912 Steinway O, a 1922 AB Chase, & a 1922 Steinway M. Of these the model O was the most challenging, for it required a bass bridge re-cap in addition to soundboard repairs. This instrument had been re-pinned & strung back in the early […]

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