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The Story of a Steinway
Here is the story of a Steinway Restoration
Most of the pianos that we rebuild and restore here at Chupp’s Piano Service have been well taken care of over the years. However, every now and then we receive a project that allows us to utilize the full range of our piano rebuilding skills. This Steinway piano restoration is one of the most extensive we have ever undertaken. This Steinway grand piano was sitting on its side in a garage for over 20 years. The piano’s structure was still sound, however, the years of neglect had taken its toll. It had been purchased by a technician who planned to eventually rebuild it. But like many well-laid plans, this never came to fruition.
We were tasked with the job of fully restoring this nearly 100-year-old Steinway & Sons instrument to like new condition. When we first examined the piano we found that it would require perhaps the most extensive restoration work we have ever done. From cosmetic damage on the cabinet to action replacement to the final refinishing, this piano needed a lot of care and expert work to return it to its former glory. We produced a short documentary piece showing the work that went into this vintage instrument. Click below to learn more about what goes into an extensive Steinway grand piano restoration.
Before & After Photographs
Chupp’s Piano Service, Inc. has been consistently providing world class piano services to the music community for over four decades. Chupp’s Pianos specializes in the premium restoration and rebuilding of vintage Steinway & Sons grand pianos, continuing the tradition of golden age piano craftsmanship and quality.
Our premium Steinway & Sons restorations utilize factory authentic American Steinway, German Steinway or the high-quality action parts of your choosing. We go through every component of the piano to ensure the highest caliber of work and true concert level readiness. We spend many hours beyond the industry norm completing expert action and tone regulation to ensure that our pianos respond to most nuanced touch with wonderful power and sustain. We offer completely restored and original condition Steinway & Sons, select pre-owned Yamaha, brand new Kawai pianos and many other quality brand pianos in our showrooms today.
Our full line of world-class services are capable of satisfying the most discriminating artist and can be tailored to your unique tone and playing preferences. Our Steinway restorations have fulfilled the exacting needs of pianists, universities and concert venues around the world. Our rebuilding facility and showroom features an uncommonly large selection of original condition and fully restored Steinway grand pianos for you to select from. We encourage you to contact us for more information about the work we do here at Chupp’s Piano Service.
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