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We’ve been framed! (by a piano frame!)

We’ve been framed! (by a piano frame!)

The piano frame is the heaviest part of the piano, weighing in at around 450 pounds for a grand piano, providing the main tensile strength for modern instruments. Cast iron frames have been used in piano designs since the 1870’s. Prior to cast iron frames,...
What is “Piano Action”?

What is “Piano Action”?

Piano action is all of the moving parts that connect a pianist’s fingers to the strings. It starts with the white and black keys and ends with felt covered hammers. In between, there are dozens of parts for each key to help control the entire range of the hammer...
What does it mean to rebuild a piano?

What does it mean to rebuild a piano?

In simplest terms, rebuilding or remanufacturing a piano puts the instrument into the best possible condition. The process is anything but simple. Responsible rebuilding is done by carefully and thoughtfully choosing replacement materials of a specific design. The...
Are Old Pianos Better Than New Pianos?

Are Old Pianos Better Than New Pianos?

Are old pianos better than new ones? The answer is: it depends. Old pianos can continue to sound wonderful for many years with regular maintenance and care, but even pianos that have deteriorated can often be restored to their former glory, and in many cases made to...
Restored Chickering Petite Grand

Restored Chickering Petite Grand

Cunningham Piano Co. in Philadelphia restores a beautiful petite Chickering Grand Piano, originally hand-crafted over 100 years ago. This is the type of instrument that might have been given to a young bride as a wedding gift and enjoyed for a lifetime. Jason Andino,...
Piano Parts Suppliers

Piano Parts Suppliers

Any tool is only as good as the hand that holds it.   Any part is only as good as the technician who installs it.   So when considering what parts are used in your piano, make sure you consider who is doing the work and why that technician chose one part over another....

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