Some important things to consider:
Reconditioning and rebuilding is time consuming and complex work. Thoroughness, patience and attention to detail will make the difference between a properly rebuilt instrument and a piano with just a few renewed or ‘cleaned up’ parts. The following aspects are key to a successful and professional project for our clients.
- Properly costed, itemised and detailed quotations
- A sympathetic approach to restoration (no inappropriate modifications)
- Time honoured, traditional methods and products are used for all repairs/renewals
- All restoration is carried out in-house to control quality (Except hammer recovering)
- Picture records are kept of the restoration process and are available to clients
- A loan instrument can always be made available while yours undergoes work
My workshop services have been used by the trade and by private individuals alike; since 1988 I have been involved with over one hundred piano restringing and reconditioning projects.
Hammers and Bass strings used by us are of the highest quality. We use Abel in Germany, a worldwide renowned specialist for Hammers and The Deben Wire Co. for bass strings, widely regarded as leaders in their fields.
Early and unusual pianos are also welcome, instruments dating back to the 1870’s have undergone extensive restoration work at my workshop. See also Barrel Pianos.