The tuner’s life: May ’14

 

May has been an eventful month and despite a few days off to nurse a cold progress has been good. The soundboard and the bridges of the Bechstein grand are all repaired and nearly ready for the first coat of yacht varnish (1+2). The frame is refinished in gold (3) and time has been made for the regular tuning visits, including a real veteran of an upright from the 1890’s which despite its years and its ancient mechanism was playing reasonably and happy to be tuned at concert pitch (5). It also looks like I finally have a keen helper for my rounds too, she’s obviously quite fond of pianos …or piano tuners (4)