Piano Reconditioning vs Restoration
1912 Becker grand piano. Made in St. Petersburg Russia, survived the Revolution, and during the siege of Leningrad the owners spared burning this instrument for heat. They burned all other furnishings to survive the extreme winters worsened by blockade of the city. The new owners had the restoration done to honor that family.
PrimePiano completed the full restoration of this J. Becker piano.
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. This is most appropriate for a piano with only moderate wear or those of medium value with average performance requirements.
Unlike piano restoration, piano conditioning does not involve replacing major components such as the soundboard, bridges, pinblock, and most action parts. This means the performance and life-span of an older piano will not be restored to new. Instead, reconditioning is designed to improve a piano’s performance, keeping in mind both costs and benefits.
Airborne mold smoke and and soot piano damage recovery includes:
Complete disassembly of piano action. Hand cleaning of all moving parts with appropriate abatement solutions.
Complete Superstructure and hand cleaning of soundboard, plate, strings, wrest plank, legs, lyre, pedals and trap work.
Exterior compound polishing of Polyester. French polishing of lacquer or ebonized finishes.
Immediate pick up and deliver with quick turnover.
Insured at all points transport and storage.
Client satisfaction guaranteed with references available upon request.
For further information and pricing, contact us at 201-930-8588