Is my piano worth restoring?
In my travels as a piano tuner/ rebuilder over
the past twenty four years, I have found that some of the
most incredible musical instruments ( not to mention most
beautiful furniture pieces) have been old upright pianos.
However not all old pianos are worth restoring.
The deciding factor needs to be based on the
pianos potential as a musical instrument. Some older pianos
are still great instruments, while others could be with some
work. Sadly some will never be good pianos again, regardless
of the amount of work done to them.
To determine this requires an experienced piano
rebuilder to assess the major components of instrument including
the plate, soundboard, bridges, pinblock and action. Only
after a thorough evaluation can we begin to discuss musical
potential and cost of restoration and ultimately decide if
there is good value in spending a sum of money on your piano.