Work currently in hand

Current Work 

 

  • Restoration of Steinway upright piano for a West Suffolk Hospital Specialist. It was previously owned by Jackson Pollock the artist. (There are some splashes of paint on the case). Could these be valuable?
  •  
  • Overhaul of Challen Grand Action from Battisford. Look for the chrysalli left after the moth has hatched.  All the felt is going to need replacing except the hammers.  The centre pins are also very stiff after receiving no routine servicing for many years.

  •   
  • Restoration of  c.1820 William Stodart square piano (Maker to George III). Evidence of woodworm and bad moth.
  • Restoration of Grotrian Steinweg upright piano for a customer in Huntingdon. Work includes replacing a split bass bridge.  Before and after photos below.
  •  
  • Re-stringing of a much loved 5ft 6" Bluthner boudoir grand for a customer in Battisford. The owners have nicknamed the piano "Ella".

  • Complete overhaul of another much loved  1890 cottage Broadwood upright, again with the nickname of "Woody". The piano is suffering from bad moth and woodworm infestation, which will require alot of work.  

  • Complete overhaul of Rud IBach 8ft grand piano from Needham Market. Work involves work on soundboard, re-stringing, total action overhaul including new keys and dampers. Case to be stripped down to bare wood with repairs to damaged veneer and mouldings. The final finish in black French polish

  • Broadwood Grand - to be totally overhauled when  water from the upstairs shower soaked the piano. (There are tide marks)! -Debenham
  • Full overhaul Bechsteiniii concert grand Bechstein with new soundboard, wrest planks, etc for customer in Kent.

 

        

Above - before restoration  Below - after restoration


 

  • Restoration of much loved upright piano which had been left outside by builders for a while under a tarpaulin.  New keys, action rebuild, re-stringing and re-veneering required. A real challenge. It is a much loved piano.(See above)
  • Rebuilding of Steinway grand for a Cambridge College including new strings and full overhaul of action. No casework. Soundboard has numerous cracks from heat damage.

 

                        

  • Major action repair on a Kemble Upright Piano for a high school in South Yorkshire.  The action has been vandalized after some one broke off every hammer.  (Note also the missing sharps).  Unfortunately two hammers have been lost! The offender got a term's detention!!!  
  •