At The Bath Piano Shop we have an in house workshop, it is always interesting to visit and find out what our piano technicians are working on. One of the projects our technician is currently undertaking is the complete restoration of a Bechstein upright piano. One of the first jobs of a complete restoration involves the disassembling of the piano, one of the parts that needs to be removed and ultimately replaced is the pin block, or wrestplank, this holds the tuning pins in place and needs to be in good condition otherwise the tuning stability of the piano is at risk. The picture on the left shows the old and new wrestplank for this Bechstein piano, the new wrestplank needs to be an exact copy of the old one and all the original screws that held it in place are painstakingly stored and catalogued until the new wrestplank is ready to be refitted. There is so much work that goes into a complete restoration but with a classic piano, like a Bechstein, the end result will be well worth it.