Over 55 years of experience
Skilled Expertise with All Major Manufacturers
Sound Piano Crafts reintroduces the touch, tone and beauty of pianos through humble care, education and 55 years of master technical skill.
For consistency of PITCH
Your piano is an extraordinary instrument which can bring you and your family a lifetime of enjoyment. The basic standard of care recommended by most piano manufacturers and technicians is to tune your piano every 6 months to a year. Pianos that are played often, used in teaching studios, or used for performance and/or recording may require more frequent tuning, perhaps at each seasonal change, after a move, or before an important event.
For consistency of TOUCH
Thousands of finely engineered and carefully crafted moving parts make up a piano action. They are responsible for the way in which a piano’s hammers strike the strings in response to the hand of the pianist. Over time and due to various conditions, responsiveness can change and degrade, with one or more keys on the piano growing out of sync with the others. Regulation is the mechanical adjustment of the many parts and subsystems in a piano to restore optimal touch and control for a pianist.
For consistency of TONE
The tone quality, or “voice” of a piano is ideally designed to provide a wide and even range of tone, from soft and sweet to loud and bright. Over time, some of the keys may develop a differing quality of tone – whether “darker,” “brighter” or otherwise. Many factors can affect the sound you hear. Voicing is the adjustment of a piano’s tone or quality of sound. The specific manipulations of the hammers is accomplished through the use of various tools and techniques to develop optimal tone and response.
The piano is unique among musical instruments because it also serves as fine furniture for the home. Pianos are finished with a variety of materials, each requiring a different cleaning method. Learning proper maintenance techniques will enhance its beauty and preserve the value of your piano.
Reconditioning is the process of putting a piano back in good condition by cleaning, repairing, and adjusting for best performance with parts replacement only where necessary. Reconditioning is designed to improve a piano’s performance, balancing both costs and benefits; and should not be confused with rebuilding.
Rebuilding involves complete disassembly, inspection, and repair as necessary, including replacement of worn, damaged, or deteriorated parts. Parts that might be replaced could include the soundboard, bridges, pinblock, and strings — as well as the action, trapwork, keyboard, and plate and case refinishing. Rebuilding restores the piano to original condition or better. Wherever possible, we use parts from original manufacturers. In cases where these are not available, we carefully match available parts with specific instruments to achieve the best possible result.