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Practice makes Purr-fect!

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This piano is purrfect 😻 (📹 Minh Piano)
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At the 2019 Oscars last night, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performed "Shallow" on a Steinway Model M piano equipped with a QRS PNOscan recording system, which delivers unmatched optical key and pedal sensing/scanning accuracy. Contact us about having a QRS PNOmation player system with the optional PNOscan recording system installed in your own piano for limitless playback and recording options! #piano #pianos #pianotechnician #pianotuning #pianorestoration

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The Oscar performance that's breaking the internet right now. It was performed on a Steinway equipped with a QRS PNOscan system. Let us transform your piano from the ordinary into something extraordinary!

https://youtu.be/xVx-zvCjUZU

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The finished results on the 1903 Stuyvesant restoration! This piano went out for delivery to the State of Washington today, perhaps the furthest one of our restored instruments has gone during our 40+ years in this work. It looks brand new, and sounds *amazing*. It is ready for another 115-odd years of making beautiful music!

#piano #pianos #pianotechnician #pianorestoration #pianotuning #piano🎹

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This 1903 Stuyvesant upright was built to a very high standard, but was in very, very bad condition when it came in to our shop. The effects of a rodent civilization within its innards can clearly be seen in these photos. The piano had been suffering from many issues for a very long time, and was all but ready for the scrap heap.

How did it come out after full restoration...? Stay tuned for the next post to find out! #piano #pianos #pianotechnician #pianorestoration #pianotuning #piano🎹

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Here are two pics of the finished, fully restored Symphonic back at home with its family. The owner's parents had bought it from Larkin Mail Order Co. (a Sears competitor out of Buffalo) when he was just a kid. Now it works again -- for the first time in several decades. He was thrilled! #piano #pianos #pianotechnician #pianorestoration #pianotuning

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The Chicago trip ended a complete success, and we got home to CNY just before the storm hit. We returned the ca. 1914-1920 Symphonic player to its proud owner. Then while we were in town, we did an interior restoration on all the working parts of the 1926 Steinway Model L that his wife had owned, before she passed away. It brought us great joy to see these two family heirlooms brought hack to life to entertain the family for years to come! #piano #pianos #pianotuning #pianorestoration #pianotechnician #steinway #steinwayandsons

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After all that work, it was important to test the tone and touch of the Steigerman. We took turns playing a few songs and making fine tweaks. Here dad (the senior technician) plays Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. The improvement in this piano was astounding. (Please be kind on the playing, we are technicians ... not pianists.) 😂 Enjoy! #piano #pianos #pianotechnician #pianotuning #music #beethoven

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Today was the big day for the Steigerman grand at the local school. Although not a well known brand, this piano is remarkably well made, even if the action was a disaster when we started. Today the action went back in and the fine regulation was completed; the repaired lyre, formerly broken, was reinstalled; the entire piano was cleaned inside and out and then polished to a mirror-like shine. Then we did the fine tuning... #piano #pianos #pianotechnician #pianotuning

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This is the action to a Steigerman grand piano from about 15 or 20 years ago. The piano is built of very high quality materials, we were surprised to find. However the action was a total mess (the second photo is us starting to reset the hammer blow). We spent an entire day on this thing on the bench, and tomorrow it goes back and gets the final regulation and tunings. #piano #pianos #pianotechnician #pianotuning

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Except for a last tuning, this Symphonic player upright is finished after a full restoration! Symphonic is virtually unknown today, but was made for the Larkin mail order company out of Buffalo, NY. As of 1914, the pianos were built by members of the Knabe family, who left Knabe after it had been purchased by the American Piano Company in 1908. Larkin ads for Symphonic uprights, player uprights, and baby grands have been seen as late as 1921. This piano is a real gem; it looks and sounds fantastic even though in the past it survived a severe flood! She arrives home on Monday!

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This week's project: Replacing the (badly worn) hammers on a customer's 1926 Steinway grand. They came out beautifully! Now for a full regulation... #piano #pianotuning #pianotechnician #pianos

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