Piano restoration is a real art that requires years of experience. There are no shortcuts and if you have a treasured instrument, you’ll want the best possible service for your instrument. A good restoration can not only breathe life into your piano, it can add years to its overall life.
Here at the Piano Shop Bath we are extremely lucky to have assembled a team of technicians and specialists who have years of experience to draw upon with every job. Our polisher Phil has been polishing wood and pianos for over 40 years and the knowledge he brings to every piano restoration is invaluable. Phil has been recently working on a Steinway Model O grand piano that has come into our workshop, a piano which revealed many cautionary tales for any piano owner considering restoration.
This Steinway grand piano came into the workshop with one side of the piano completely faded from over-exposure to sunlight. It had the effect of bleaching the dark Rosewood veneer to the point where it was almost unrecognisable. When positioning a piano in a room, direct sunlight must always be avoided for this reason. In addition, the heat from direct sunlight can evaporate the natural humidity in your piano requires for stability and this will knock your piano out of tune very quickly.