A formal proposal is then compiled and mailed to the customer.
If it is so hard to find a well restored vintage Steinway, what should I do? How do I choose a quality piano restoration company?
I found a GREAT deal on a used, rebuilt Steinway…should I buy it?
We have a minimum $350 shop space fee that will allow the piano to stay in our facility for up to 2 weeks so we can thoroughly evaluate the instrument and prepare a formal proposal.
If your piano does not have name recognition on the fallboard, then a thorough evaluation is needed in order to insure that the money you spend does not far outweigh the piano's value, and that the restoration will produce a piano that will be playable and enjoyable for years to come.
For example, we have seen MANY older pianos come through our studio where a basic interior cleaning, action regulation, tuning and voicing is all that is needed to restore the piano to a wonderful playing and sounding condition.
These services can run anywhere between 0 and 00 depending on the extent of the work.
The typical interior restorations we see for vintage Steinway and Sons pianos, from say 1920 to the more current production models, typically range in the 00 to ,000.
These pianos will generally need and receive new pinblocks, soundboard repairs, bridge repinning, new Steinway and Sons Factory original or German Renner action parts, capo and agraffe work, keytop replacement or ivory repair, key repairs, damper action replacements, and thorough regulation and voicing.
From the smallest upright piano with the most basic finish applied, prices will start at 00, and go up to about 00 for full sized Uprights or pianos with very intricate cabinetry.