Why Purchase Your Piano from The Piano Market?
You may know that the Piano Market offers the best values around, but what happens after your initial purchase? Continue reading to learn what recommended maintenance steps you should follow to keep your instrument in their best condition possible.
The Piano Market’s Expert Checklist
Disassemble Cabinet & Parts
Disassembling any part of the piano should get handled by a professional repair technician. Although you can break down lots of pieces with nothing more than a screwdriver, you will likely change its sound.
Removing the cabinet allows access to the interior of the instrument, which a professional will do for cleaning and maintenance. That can include removing the cast iron plate, hammers, felt tips, and other components used in producing sounds.
Over time, the felt that tops the hammers will wear out, and unless they get replaced, will change vibrations. When strings react slower than usual, they produce a slightly lower sound, altering the entire quality.
And eventually, the action will need to get dusted, cleaned, and brushed to free it from debris. The cleaner your piano’s interior, the crisper the sound becomes from less gunk covering the strings.
Exterior Piano Maintenance
They say appearances become everything when you perform live, and you can’t go on stage with a dingy piano. The exterior of your instrument remains primarily made from wood, allowing straightforward upkeep for players of all skill levels.
Much like you would dust and clean other wood surfaces, we use a high-quality polishing agent and soft cleaning cloths. Working slowly, we do our best to touch up every scratch, scuff, and splinter to create a like-new instrument.
More severe damage often requires us to fill it in with or even resurface the piano and add protective lacquer. The additional polish not only leaves it shinning under the stage lights but also creates a barrier against daily scratches.
Strings & Pin Blocks
Over time, strings loosen and wear out with age, and the tuning pins get muddled with debris. We can adjust or replace piano wires, as well as faulty pins, to ensure a more consistent tone for longer.
Similarly, the down bearing, or the part that controls key pressure, may also need maintenance. We can reset or replace worn out components, helping you achieve a richer piano sound.
New & Used Pianos Near Me
Our pre-purchase checklist has gotten used on more than 5,000 different pianos, helping you find the perfect instruments each time. Choose the Piano Market today and see the difference we make for your purchases.