Steinway Restoration: 1918 model O

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

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 in Piano Restoration

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 in Piano Restoration

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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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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Restoration Services

27th Jan 2011 Comments Off on Restoration Services in Piano Restoration

Alexander D’Von Boggs has restored many varieties of both grand and upright pianos – from basic pinblock/stringing to complete soundboard replacement. He specializes in Steinway and Sons grand pianos.

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