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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