Piano tuning by finely trained ears and hands. No machine can equal tuning by ear. Only tuning by this method can compensate for variations in scale design and different construction methods.
Piano repair can range from broken or sticking keys, missing hammers, or broken action parts.
Piano Rebuilding can range from pin block replacement, soundboard repair, soundboard replacement, action replacement, hammer replacement, veneer and cabinet repair and refinishing, key top repair and replacement and keyboard and key frame replacement.
Soundboard Replacement involves the careful selection of mountain grown spruce matched for grain and color and edge glued into a large panel which is then thickness tapered, thinner on bass end, and custom fitted to each piano in question. Often preceded by pin bock replacement and bridge repair or replacement.
Tone Regulation involves the careful shaping of the hammerhead such<br />that each string is struck squarely and simultaneously. Preceded<br />normally by action regulation since a finely regulated action is a<br />prerequisite. Finally, the hammers are selectively needled for<br />evenness of timbre and volume throughout all registers.