MAJOR REPAIRS

Restringing 

Loose tuning pins are usually the first sign that restringing should be considered, although in some cases the tone may seriously degenerate before loose pins occur. Strings begin to lose their elasticity and best tone quality after about twenty years, although the deterioration can be so gradual that the tone is acceptable for several more years. Only when the piano is restrung is one made aware of the difference between the new and the old strings.

 

 

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Generally, a reconditioning is called for when a piano has been allowed to go for several years without regular complete piano service. There is still enough hammer left to file, and the piano is tunable. The piano is thoroughly cleaned; the action tightened, freed, and regulated; the hammers reshaped, fitted to the strings and voiced; the pedals and dampers are adjusted; and whatever else is necessary is done to restore the piano to its best playing condition. The action centers may be so worn that they need to be re-pinned or even re-bushed. If the existing parts are not too worn, and if the work is done thoroughly the piano may give several years of satisfactory service before needing major attention again.

 

 

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Action Rebuilding

Reconditioning

Replacing old worn out hammers with new hammers can add new life to an old piano, giving it a rich and deep tone.  It is usually desirable to replace shanks and flanges at the same time the hammers are replaced.  This will insure the maximum durability and will not waste time and money later.

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As pianos age, one of the things that often needs to be replaced is piano keytops. 

 

Install New standard White keytops with fronts.  $450

Intall New "Ivoplast" Keytops with Fronts $700

Sharp replacement and/or refinishing - Call for pricing

Rebush Keys – Both Rails. $200

New Hammerhead Installation

Keytop Replacement

Pinblock Duplication

Bridge Recapping

If the pinblock has lost its ability to hold tuning pins effectively, steps must be taken to correct the problem if the piano is to stay in tune for a reasonable amount of time. In some cases repinning the piano with oversize pins  or other pinblock restorative may produce adequate results. Often times, however, the best procedure for a pinblock showing signs of deterioration is replacement of the old pinblock with a new customfitted pinblock. The pinblock of your piano has deteriorated to the point where replacement would be the best option.

Note: Pinblock duplication requires re-strining of your piano. 

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Recapping or replacing the bridges is usually only worthwhile in a valuable piano. If the above parts are in good condition, turn your attention to the strings and the action parts. However, when the bridges crack to a point that no other methods can be used to treat them, then recapping the bridge is necessary

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Soundboard Duplication/Installation

When the soundboard of a piano is beyond repair, a new soundboard must be installed. Soundboard replacement which requires duplication and again the piano has to be completely apart for this so you would be getting new strings and pin block too if necessary.  In Order to duplicate a soundboard we would be either replacing the old bridges or making new ones which is also a tedious and monumental task labor wise. We use soundboards, pinblock, and bridge cap material from world-renowned Canadian woodworkers Les Pianos Andre Bolduc. 

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CONTACT US

CLEARTUNIN, LLC

PO BOX 1922

Frisco, TX 75034

Tel: (817) 905 - 8562

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