Steinway Upright Pinblock Replacement

One of the biggest challenges involved in  restoring uprights is replacing the pinblock.  To remove the plate without tearing out the keybed, etc., can be impossible.   A 40″ Steinway console […]

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Steinway O action project

It was decided to replace the existing hammers which were not actual Steinway parts but probably some sort of asian knock-offs.  All the the balance/front rail felts had to be […]

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Steinway Restoration: 1918 model O

Presently working on a 1918 model O. It’s soundboard has a series of cracks running along both bridges – esp. the treble. Close inspection revealed rib separation from the s. […]

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Piano Restoration Albuquerque: Soundboard decal for Mason & Hamlin

Applied the soundboard decal to the Mason A.  It came in 2 parts that had to be done separately.  The largest w/the eagle was an alcohol transfer; it was challenging […]

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Piano tuning Albuquerque: Plate Re-gilding

Plate re-gilding can sometimes be a tricky project. In our shop we’re presently doing just that to one from a ’33 Mason A. After thorough cleaning a lacquer based primer […]

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Steinway Piano Restoration and Summer Projects

It’s been one busy, productive summer. 3 re-builds were completed: a 1912 Steinway O, a 1922 AB Chase, & a 1922 Steinway M. Of these the model O was the […]

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