One of the most lamentable aspects of the modern
piano is that in the last sixty years or so it has moved away
from being a manufactured product with a strong emphasis on individual
craftsmanship, to almost entirely an industrial one.
This fact is no more starkly reflected than in an almost universal
absence of any sense of a visual aesthetic to complement and mirror
musical and mechanical excellence.
This is something that volume production did not preclude in the
nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
We undertake full cabinet restoration including veneer repairs.
The use of irreversible polyester lacquer in the refinishing of
old instruments is to be deplored.
All the instruments that we undertake to re-polish are finished
by hand using the highest quality shellac and wax. Ebonising of
black pianos is done in the traditional manner.