How long does it take to restring a piano?

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The stringing doesn’t take too long but It took many weeks to get the soundboard repaired (detailed in an earlier post) and to refinish and refit the frame. Now the strings are all on (picture taken part-way through). It usually takes about 7-8 hours to get the strings on. So when we talk of restringing a piano it’s as well to know that the restringing is only a very small part of the overall project. All this coupled with preparing sold pianos, tuning for regular and new customers, removals and work for other piano companies means that October is shaping up to be one of the busiest months ever. Shouldn’t forget there’s a new baby at home too! Someone should have advised me to have a ‘Normal job’ …or restring guitars and violins?
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