Expert Piano Restoration in Asheville, NC
80+ Years of Collective Experience Restoring All Types of Pianos
Welcome to the Piano Emporium Piano Restoration Department
Vintage pianos are true works of art, prized family heirlooms, and examples of extraordinary craftsmanship. Our mission is to accurately restore and/or rebuild your vintage piano so that it is returned to its original appearance and quality of sound.
By combining detailed craftsmanship with modern technology, the piano technicians at Piano Emporium bring the best of both worlds to piano restoration. They share over 80+ years of combined experience in piano rebuilding and restoring, so you can be confident that your vintage piano restoration is in the best possible hands.
All pianos are unique in what may or may not be needed for restoration, and that’s why our piano technicians take the time to educate you. Our estimates always include all details of replacement items and labor costs, because we want you to completely understand the entire restoration process. Piano restoration may include
- Refinishing the piano cabinet or case
- Polishing brass
- Replacing or repairing the soundboard, including finish and decal (when applicable)
- Bridge repair and/or recapping
- Replacing the pinblock
- Refinishing the plate
- Repinning and restringing
- New damper felts with refinished damper heads
- Damper regulation
- Replacing or renewing repetition levers
- New hammers, shanks, and flanges
- Restoring ivory keytops or replacing with quality acrylic keytops
- New key bushings
- New action felts
- Action regulation
- Tuning to A440 concert pitch
In rare instances, the cost of restoring a vintage piano could involve a greater investment than that of purchasing a new piano, especially if the vintage piano has not been stored in ideal climate conditions. Although the wood quality in antique pianos is far superior to modern wood products, long exposure to extreme heat or cold can damage vintage wood beyond repair, affecting its overall tonal quality. In these rare cases, our staff and technicians will review the options with you so that you can decide the best investment to make.
Call us today for a free estimate, and together we’ll begin the process of restoring your vintage piano’s rich sound, precise action, and gleaming look.