After many years in Florida, our very old piano did not adapt well to its new climate here in New York. As a result, the pinblock began to break, many tuners couldn’t hold, and the soundboard cracked as well. So the time has finally come to restore this antique instrument to its full glory. Below are some progress photos, with more on the way as they come in.
Case prepped, ready to drop in new soundboard.
Soundboard clamped in.
Clamps removed, soundboard (Sitka spruce) in.
Closeup of decals, just like the old one.
New pinblock installed – Delignit beech, imported from Germany. 21-ply.
Original harp, refinished.
Before/after color comparison.
Harp installed and leveled.
Getting strung up.