Kawai Piano Tuning
Kawai Piano Tuning – Looking After Your Kawai Piano
Kawai piano tuning is just one element, although a very important one, to looking after your Kawai piano and keeping it sounding at its best. Other important elements include regular cleaning and general maintenance. Read on to find out how these should be undertaken.
All Kawai pianos should undergo tuning at least twice a year to stop them from slipping further and further out of tune. If you have bought your Kawai piano from new, then you may want to consider piano tuning four times in the first year while the strings stretch and settle. Older grand and upright pianos may also need more regular tuning as parts begin to show wear. As well as regular tuning by a professional piano tuner, you should undertake regular maintenance of your piano. While you can quite easily check for problems with the hammer action, you should only let a qualified technician carry out repairs, or voicing and regulation. Keeping a piano clean and dust free is not just for pianos for sale. Dust and dirt interfere with a piano’s tuning mechanisms. Dust your Kawai piano regularly using a soft wool-type or feather duster. Be careful not to apply pressure or drag the duster across the piano, as this can leave small scratches in the finish. Over time, these small scratches will dull the appearance of the finish and attract further dust and dirt. Marks such as fingerprints should be removed with a soft damp cloth, and the area should be buffed dry straight away. If marks will not go then a little window cleaner or mild detergent can be used on the cloth.
Following these steps should minimise the need for restoration work to be carried out on your piano. However, should this occur then Little & Lampert Pianos will offer the best possible service for grand and upright pianos, as well as Kawai piano tuning. Visit http://www.llpianos.co.uk/ or call 01923 820 470 to discuss your piano’s needs.