A busy and varied March

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Left: A nice neat result following the recent ‘mobile restringing’ job. Centre: Putting the name back on the fall of a Broadwood (I make and supply these transfers). This piano is gradually¬†being prepared for it’s new home in a few weeks. Right: The ongoing shimming repairs to the soundboard of the 1880’s Bechstein grand. There are around 70 individual repairs so far; it’s labour intensive but essential to return the soundboard to a good state of health. Once all the repairs are done the old varnish will be painstakingly scraped away and 4-5 coats of traditional yacht varnish applied. ¬† Remember – clicking on any image will open the image in a new window at a larger size!