Piano Restorations - What Is Structural Restoration?
Piano restorations can bring a new lease of life to an old piano. You may be trying to repair a family heirloom or you may have bought a used piano you want to bring up to scratch. Whatever the reason for restoration, you might still be confused by some of the associated terminology.
Structural restoration is also known as acoustic restoration. When piano restoration experts talk about structural problems with your piano, it generally refers to problems with the acoustic aspects of the instrument. This includes the strings, tuning pins, iron frame and aspects of the soundboard. Issues you may have with your piano if there is a fault with the acoustic aspects of the instrument include an inability for your piano to stay in tune. In addition, it’s possible for the piano to vibrate when there are problems with the soundboard and bridges. These are obviously undesirable qualities in a piano and make piano restoration vital for the continued enjoyment of the instrument. Be careful when you choose a company to help restore your piano. You need to ensure that you pick someone who will restore or repair any structural problems with your piano without overcharging you or advising on repair work that is financially unviable. This is one reason why it’s best to seek advice from a larger company, perhaps one that offers other services alongside restoration. It means they’ll be less likely to insist on expensive restoration when browsing pianos for sale could be more appropriate for your particular circumstances.
Little & Lampert Pianos offer piano restorations services to the public. We promise not to waste your time and if we believe that restoring your piano will cost more than it’s worth to you in the long term, we’ll be honest with you. Call now for advice on 01923 820 470 or take a look at our website at http://www.llpianos.co.uk/.