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Antique Victorian Piano Restoration

Antique Victorian Piano Restoration of Weber Grand from 1874

Charm, beauty and fascination of bringing a treasured piano back to life is a true rewarding experience. The craftsmanship and dedication that originally went into making this instrument is unmistakable and is what made Weber one of the world’s most superb pianos in its day. 

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Identify and Care for your piano parts and wood types

Seeing the woods for the trees: identify and care for your piano parts

Seeing the woods for the trees

We posted a blog earlier last year about the numerous different wood types used in various aspects and stages of piano making, including the pinblock, soundboard and action mechanism – and,

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Give Your Child the Gift of Music

Music heals the mind, body and soul. In our current, broken world, the need for music may never have been so important. Scientific study after study have shown that the power of music stretches far past just generating the impulse to dance. Soothing classical music has been proven to reduce blood pressure,

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7 Undeniable Reasons People Love the Piano

In the world of musical instruments, the piano is king. No instrument (with maybe the exception of the human voice) has had more impact on western music than thePiano of luxury piano. Invented early in the 18th century by Bartolomeo Christofori, the piano eventually worked its way into nearly every household by the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century.

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Yamaha and the Pursuit of Perfection

Yamaha and the Pursuit of Perfection

For nearly a century and a half, Yamaha has been perfecting their craft.  Founded as a reed organ manufacturer by Torakusu Yamaha in 1887, the Yamaha Corporation quickly shifted their focus to producing pianos at the turn of the 20th century, bringing their first piano to market in the year 1900.

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Yamaha TransAcoustic Pianos

TransAcoustic Piano

Yamaha TransAcoustic Piano

First and foremost, all TransAcoustic pianos are acoustic pianos.  TransAcoustic pianos have resonance and resounding reverberation produced by the superbly-crafted, high-quality soundboard.

By incorporating the touch and tone of a Yamaha acoustic piano with the all new TransAcoustic technology, these pianos inspires a new level of creativity and emotional expression.

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Wood quality and types used in piano manufacturing

Wood quality and types used in piano manufacturing

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One of the many factors in evaluating a piano and a primary one at that is the quality of the wood in which it is built. Many different types of wood are used in a piano for various parts.

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Rare A.H. Gale Square Grand Piano, Completely Restored – Customer Review

Rare A.H. Gale Square Grand Piano, Completely Restored – A Piano Emporium Customer Review by Larry & Rebecca Brisendine

A.H. Gale Piano RestorationWe stand by our mission and promise to provide our customers with quality pianos, service and support. Treating each customer like an exclusive endeavor with special emphasis and attention to detail is key in providing the highest level of satisfaction that will enhance every musical experience.

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“My Grandmother’s Piano” – Customer Review

“My Grandmother’s Piano” Restoration – by Kate Condon, Piano Emporium Customer

MEADOWS OF DAN, VIRGINIA:

My Grandmothers Piano Restoration, Kate Condon ofMy Grandmother, a concert pianist at 17, left me her Vintage 1901 Steinway Grand Piano over 50 years ago. Shane Owenby took perfect care of it for many years before I finally realized it needed complete restoration. 

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The Garage Apartment

Harvey Chronicles: The Garage Apartment

Piano KeysIf you are familiar with garage apartments, especially those from decades ago, you know that available space is at a premium. Depending on the size, often they consist of only a stairwell, kitchenette, bath, and one larger room for any other use. The other uses can include bedroom,

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