Piano Rebuilding
Rebuilding Rebuilding involves complete disassembly, inspection, and repair as necessary, including replacement of ALL worn, damaged,
or deteriorated parts. This piano is then reassembled, tested, and adjusted to the same or similar tolerances as new.
COMPLETE REBUILDING
includes the entire pianos structure -- including soundboard, bridges, pinblock, and strings -- as well as the action, keyboard, and case refinishing.
PARTIAL REBUILDING includes only one or two of these areas, for example rebuilding of the action and structure, but not case refinishing.


 Rebuilding restores the piano to original condition or better. Such comprehensive work is usually most practical for high-quality instruments
here maximum performance and longevity are required.



What happens to a piano as it ages?

In the short term, leather and felt compact, affecting the adjustment (regulation) of the parts. The action becomes uneven and less responsive, 

and the piano's tone loses dynamic range. Squeaks and rattles may develop. Routine maintenance such as hammer filing, regulation, voicing, 

and tuning will correct these problems and maintain the piano in near-new condition.

 After extended or very heavy use, action parts become severely worn. Leather and felt wear thin. Keys become wobbly, hammer felt gets too 

thin to produce good tone, and the action becomes noisy. Regulation adjustments reach their limit. In addition, piano strings may begin breaking

and the copper windings of bass strings lose resonance.

 After decades of exposure to seasonal changes, the wood of the soundboard, bridges, and pinblock is weakened. 

This causes loose tuning pins, poor tuning stability, and further loss of tone. By this time the piano's finish will often be scratched or faded.

How do I decide if major repairs are appropriate?

Not all pianos are worth the expense of reconditioning or rebuilding.
In consultation with your piano technician, you should consider the following factors:

The overall condition of the piano. Can it really be restored to original condition or is it deteriorated beyond repair?
Pianos subjected to severe fire, flood, or moving damage may not be repairable.
The quality, size, and type of the piano. Low priced, small pianos of poor design have limited potential.
If the rebuilt piano would not be capable of meeting your performance needs, it would be better to replace it with one of better design.
The cost of repairs versus replacement. Major repairs may exceed the value of small low-quality pianos.
However, most large high-quality instruments can be rebuilt for one-half to two-thirds the cost of a comparable new piano,
making rebuilding a cost-effective option for fine pianos.
Sentimental value. Personal attachment or historical value may justify investing in major repairs rather than replacement.
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