Let us fix it!
Have you been told your piano can’t be tuned, fixed or made playable again etc.? Do you have a piano that needs a full service & tune to be made playable again and enjoyed, even if told it’s not possible due to “issues”?
Over the past 2 years, we have received stories and complaints that owners of older pianos are told by various piano technicians (approved by the APTTA, even!) that their pianos cannot be tuned or repaired. This might leave you sad and stranded with a useless piano. And you will still be up for the “fee” to be told it can’t be fixed, leaving you upset and sad with a non-working piano...which is why we started this project in saving pianos, investing our own time and money, resources and our piano repair skills...
Have you been told you have a cracked pin board and therefore can’t be tuned? Or that an overdamper mechanism is impossible to work with? Or any other reason?
(A loose/worn out or cracked pin board can mean the end of a piano as it can’t be tuned, but they can be shimmed to last additional years, especially if this is a family piano you wish to keep and be proud of. Overdampers, aka birdcages, are notorious with piano technicians for being inconvenient to work with, but that doesn't stop us! We're happy to work with overdampers! If anything, spinet underdampers are even more cumbersome to work with, and that still doesn't stop us from bringing them back to life!)
Have you been told the keys are sticky or the action is noisy and slow? Easy fix--this is a matter of skill, time and adjustments to make the action work as good as new again. Action components are seldom serviced nor maintained and not covered in regular piano tuning. This is a huge issue, as over the years of playing piano, action components & screws become loose from heat, and then start creating various clunking and clicking sounds. Especially loose wobbly hammers, cause by loose axles. This can be simply rectified by carefully tightening and resetting all the action components into their correct place.
Now remember: there are 88 keys, at least 240 strings and over 250 screws that need adjusting on the main components, followed by regulation as needed...
Our complete piano service includes:
-complete disassembly of piano internals
-thorough inspection & assessment
-removal & complete clean of all piano keys
-complete dust & debris clean
-checking balance of all the keys
-fixing any missing key tops (plastic or ivory)
-full tuning & pitch raise
-action components service, eliminating any clicking sound
-replacement of various perished felts
-voicing of hammers
-calibration of foot pedals & dampers
-shimming cracked soundboards and/or pin blocks
-replacing bridal straps if necessary
-installing new strings if necessary
-installing new castors if necessary
-installing/upgrading music stands if necessary
-lubricating centre pins
-verifying that the piano is fit for the purposes of tuition, learning, practice, performance & recording unless stated otherwise
Note that on a piano that has not been tuned in more than 10 years, a complete pitch raise accomplished with Reyburn CyberTuner and time-honoured aural techniques for fine-tuning are used.
We have currently to date: rescued over 1000 pianos; serviced and tuned over 600 pianos!
With hundreds of happy customers playing their repaired piano, a purchase of a serviced piano from us also comes with a lifetime warranty: complimentary periodic inspections to keep your piano in tip top shape!
We cover all types of services, but typically:
-at all times we have at least 15-20 pianos available for sale
-usually able to attend to your task within 3 hours
-able to offer the highest quality piano service without any rush
-we guide, show and tell you everything about the piano and what we are doing
-we take the extra step to make sure everything is 101%
Looking for piano lessons instead? If you can reach the Canberra CBD or Gungahlin provinces, William can teach you! https://www.musicteacher.com.au/william-mon/piano-lessons-theory-and-midi-for-all-ages/