Our highly experienced piano finishers do beautiful work. From historical preservation to full piano restoration, we are proficient in traditional fine finishes such as lacquer and shellac. Hand made American and vintage European pianos have these traditional fine finishes. The shellac finishes are all 'French polished' for the ultimate in beauty and depth. We also offer modern poly-type finishes.
Piano Rebuilding and Restoration
We specialize in Steinway rebuilding. Our rebuilt Steinway pianos are prepared to a 'higher than factory' standard. Our technicians and finishers have done work for the Juilliard School, The Lincoln Center, The Smithsonian, churches, conservatories, and historic Minnesota institutions.
From historical preservation to modernization, we produce pianos with superior tonal breadth, aural and tactile feedback, and refined control.
The soundboard is the heart of the piano. It is what gives the instrument its tone. Proper fitment and shape of a replacement piano soundboard is crucial to getting a good result. We use the highest quality soundboard stock, and our technicians are experts at fitting soundboards and adjusting the plate and bridge height. Our full and partial soundboard replacements sound amazing!
The tactile connection to the piano action is of great importance. From it, the player derives control and is able to bring out the voice of the piano. We use the best parts available and our highly experienced technicians take painstaking care to give the player the highest degree of nuanced control. Our rebuilt piano actions are among the best in the world.
A good stringing job is integral to a great sounding piano. Proper seating, pin height, beckets, coils, and ties take a long time to master. The spring steel is tough to work with, and the job is physically demanding. A good stringer is a valued employee, and ours are great.