“My Grandmother’s Piano” Restoration – by Kate Condon, Piano Emporium Customer
MEADOWS OF DAN, VIRGINIA:
My 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. It had suffered through more than 30 moves just with me, had a cracked sound board and a severely damaged cabinet. Shane is the only person I would have trusted with this extraordinary instrument. When he returned it to me recently after only one year, I hardly recognized it.
It is truly a magnificent “butterfly out of the cocoon”! The cabinet is a beautiful blend of three different woods, the action is more responsive than ever before and the tone exquisite. I am forever grateful to Shane Owenby for his amazing expertise, his sensitive caring and his obvious devotion to his work.
I am counting on his continued care of my most treasured possession.
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