Category: Piano Care

Identify and Care for your piano parts and wood types

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

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Why You Should Have Your Piano Regulated

Even if you have your piano tuned regularly, you may eventually start to notice that your piano doesn’t quite feel the same as it did when it was new. This will be especially true if your piano receives a lot of

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Getting the Most Out of Your Instrument: Helping Your Piano Retain its Value

Caring for Your Piano Do you own a piano? Are you thinking about possibly selling it? There are some things you can do to help it retain its value. Buying an instrument is an emotional decision. In order for someone

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The Right Piano Care, the Right Technician

Piano Care: Making Sure You Have the Right Technician Your piano is probably one of the most mechanically complex items you own. There are over 10,000 individual parts in a piano that all need to be maintained in order for

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Humidity Control System: How to Save Your Piano’s Life

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About 90% of your piano is made up of two things: metal and wood. They seem like sturdy enough materials, right? Well, they are, but one of the properties of wood causes a problem. Wood swells and shrinks with changes

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How Often Should I Have My Piano Tuned?

How Often Should I Have My Piano Tuned? This is a common question.  At a minimum, your piano should be tuned twice a year – once in the spring and once in the fall or summer then winter.  This is

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Caring for your Piano’s Finish

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A piano finish is best maintained by simply keeping it clean, avoiding exposure to direct sunlight and extremes of temperature and humidity, and abrasion. Your piano’s cabinet, like all woodwork, is subject to expansion and contraction with humidity changes. Excessive wood movement

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Does Your Piano Need Voicing?

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Voicing: The felt hammers of the piano tend to harden over time, as the felt becomes compressed by repeated impact. They also form grooves at the points of contact with the strings. Harder hammers produce a brighter tone quality, which may

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