Mason & Hamlin model A Grand

Mason & Hamlin model A Grand

23rd Sep 2018 Comments Off on Mason & Hamlin model A Grand
Mason & Hamlin 5' 8" Living Room Grand Piano. Made in the USA.  Hand-crafted in Boston.  The Mason & Hamlin model A grand piano is a legend in the piano industry.   Nearly new, this instrument was purchased locally in 2009 and lived in Santa Fe, so it is happily acclimated to our unique climate.  [...] Read more ›
Steinway & Sons model M Studio Grand Piano

Steinway & Sons model M Studio Grand Piano

19th Jan 2018 Comments Off on Steinway & Sons model M Studio Grand Piano

Steinway & Sons 5′-7″ Crown Jewell Collection Grand Piano. This 1926 Steinway & Sons model M Studio grand piano is one of the finest musical instruments ever built.  It is truly a historical piece of Americana.  This was the golden era of American piano building and Steinway & Sons was the piano that every other was […]

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Steinway & Sons Model O Parlor Grand Piano

Steinway & Sons Model O Parlor Grand Piano

5th Nov 2017 Comments Off on Steinway & Sons Model O Parlor Grand Piano

Steinway & Sons 5′-10″ Crown Jewell Collection Grand Piano. This 1917 Steinway & Sons model O parlor grand piano is one of the finest musical instruments ever built.  It is the largest of Steinway’s “smaller” pianos.  This was the golden era of American piano building and Steinway & Sons was the piano that every other was […]

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Steinway Upright Pinblock Replacement

16th Nov 2013 Comments Off on Steinway Upright Pinblock Replacement

One of the biggest challenges involved in  restoring uprights is replacing the pinblock.  To remove the plate without tearing out the keybed, etc., can be impossible.   A 40″ Steinway console with loose tuning pins came to our shop this summer.  With no other option than pinblock replacement we set about to just that.  This particular […]

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Steinway O Action Project

21st Sep 2013 Comments Off on Steinway O Action Project

It was decided to replace the existing hammers which were not actual Steinway parts but probably some sort of asian knock-offs.  All the the balance/front rail felts had to be replaced.  Therefore, it was necessary to set the key height to the requisite 2.594″ above the keybed, etc., etc.  Plan on spending some time because […]

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Piano Restoration Albuquerque: Soundboard decal for Mason & Hamlin

21st Oct 2011 Comments Off on Piano Restoration Albuquerque: Soundboard decal for Mason & Hamlin

Applied the soundboard decal to the Mason A.  It came in 2 parts that had to be done separately.  The largest w/the eagle was an alcohol transfer; it was challenging to lay precisely over the shadow of the orig.  The word Boston was simply a stick on.  A good spray coat of lacquer sealer soft […]

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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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Expert Tuning

27th Jan 2011 Comments Off on Expert Tuning

Alexander D’Von Boggs is a Steinway certified piano technician and Piano Technicians Guild member. Services include in home piano tunings, piano pitch raises to A440 hz and concert formats. He is a skilled prep technician specializing in action regulation and repair.

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