PROJECTS - current & past...

1925 Chickering 9'  custom voicing and regulation:
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1900 Kranich
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Original condition
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New strings, keyboard felt
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Original plate and strings
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Cleaned vs original condition
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DeStringing bass
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Stringing bass, no case sides
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Measuring for bass strings
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Plate bolt diagram
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1900 Kranich & Bach

Complete restoration inside and out, with a special instance of removing sides of case.

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( 43 pics )  Rebuilt 2020

Removing dampers
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Removing bass strings
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Careful measurments
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Strings & pins gone
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Removing the plate
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Scraping SB
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SB ready
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Ribs repairs
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Recessed pinblocks
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1897 Chickering
model 109-C

Restored for that lush American sound!

3 recessed pinblocks, screw-in damper wires - oh what fun  :)

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( 20 pics)  Rebuilt  2020

Fully restored Steinway V
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Restored 1917 Steinway V
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Water damage
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Water damage
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Removing old Steinway strings
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Scraping off old lacquer
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Bridges being scraped
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Steinway board
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Soundboard repaired
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1917 Steinway V

Piano sat in water and required a complete restoration including case

refinishing.

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( 27 pics ) Rebuilt 2018

1925 Vose restrung
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1925 Vose original condition
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Restrung
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Destringing the Vose
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Scraping off old lacquer
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Bridge repairs
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Vose bridge notching
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Installing new bridge pins
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Installing new bridge pins
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1925 Vose
and Sons

A family heirloom that

will enjoy a complete

rebuilding or tonal

and mechanical

aspects.

2019 Restoration...

Completed and in home
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Restored 1884 Sohmer
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1884 Symmetrical Sohmer
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Rebuilt 1884 Sohmer
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1884 symmetrical Sohmer
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De-stringing
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Taking string measurments
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Balancing act
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1884 Sohmer plate removed
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1884 Sohmer
"Symmetrical"

Rebuilding a uniquely shaped

grand piano, replete with SB cracks, loose tuning pins and 

rocker capstans.

( 30 pics ) Rebuilt 2017

Refinished and rebuilt
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Sunburst style refinishing
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Wurlitzer ready for strings
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Filthy cracked soundboard
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Sanding original soundboard
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Soundboard sanded
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Preparing old keys for shipment
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Old ivories need replaced
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original and sanded sharps
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1931 Wurlitzer
"iron pinblock"

Unique cast iron pin-

block, split & wedged

tuning pins.

Piano was refinished,

restrung, new action,

new keytops, SB repair

etc...

( 35 pics ) Rebuilt 2018

Rippen open
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Rippen
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Rippen
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Agraffes are not threaded
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New pinblock made
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Cheaply made keys lacking wood
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Comparing new & old pinblocks
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1947 Rippen piano
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Stringing through removed agraffe
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1947 Rippen
​"A most unique upright, styled as a grand piano on its side."

 

Here are some snapshots of rebuilding which includes: new strings, filing hammers,

polishing parts, regulating action components.  Note this piano is straight-strung and

enjoys a full set of agraffes (for added challenge to re-stringing).

Rebuilt in 2012

 

New action
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1930 Baldwin.jpg
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Shape affects tone
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1930 Baldwin E
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Colorado Piano Care
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Polishing key pins.jpg
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1930 Baldwin G 3.jpg
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WP_20130928_002 - Copy.jpg
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Polishing Capstans.jpg
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1930 Baldwin G
 
A complete rebuilding
including repairing the
soundboard, bridges,
new German action
parts, precise action
regulation, voicing and
minor case refinishing.
Rebuilt 2013
 
Steinway Concert Grand.jpg
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Leveling strings.jpg
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Aligning backchecks.jpg
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2 pianos at Colorado Piano Care.jpg
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1979 Steinway D
 
In to remedy malfunctioning Teflon
action parts, install new German
hammers, and a complete regulation.