Hammers, Repairs and a New Piano

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Repair work for April carries on apace.  Hammer reshaping on a grand that had been stored on it’s side for many years; a couple of days’ hard work and the 1930’s ‘Ralph’ boudoir grand is back in playing order ( left). Centre picture is the now fully repaired Bechstein Mod. V grand soundboard, with it’s 80 wood shims the soundboard is now whole again! A new arrival at the workshop is a tiny Zender upright (right) which will undergo renovation work as soon as there is workshop space. Due to some sun fading and a few scratches this should represent great value as a musician’s instrument.