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Approaching Reconstruction Phase

The Studio 770 Steinway grand piano has just about seen it all. Since its departure on May 1st 2023, our Steinway grand has relocated to a new temporary home. It has been deconstructed into its different parts and pieces, and most recently this 83 year old piano has been getting a long overdue makeover! If you have been keeping up with our piano blog series, you have seen what our Steinway looks like disassembled; check out the progress that has been made as we all wait in excitement for the reconstruction phase...


The original condition of the metal frame (harp) prior to stripping.


The raw iron frame awaiting primer.


Here is the primed hard awaiting its new coat of Steinway gold paint.


Ta-Da!!!


Now we move into the new pin block preparation.


Pre drilling the holes after using the iron frame as a template.


Inserting the dowels to connect the pin block to the frame.


Next we move on to repairing the soundboard prior to refinishing.


The crack is first filled with a wooden shim...


Once the glue has dried, the shim is chiseled flat.


Voila!


Now the old lacquer needs to be removed (no chemicals please!)


Once scraped the soundboard was sanded.


Clean as a whistle!


The new lacquer glowing in anticipation!


Its all coming together now...


Keep an eye out for future piano updates of the reconstruction process as it develops, and stay tuned for the debut of our 1940 Steinway grand piano when it returns June 1st 2023 better than ever!

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May 25, 2023

Can you share the name of the technician/reconstruction company? I have a 94 year old Baldwin and don't want to part with it. But it needs a facelift! Karen Hope krnhpe@yahoo.com


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Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Thank you for sharing. ❤️

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May 24, 2023

It’s fascinating to see the work and progress of restoring 770’s Steinway. I’ve seen it in its original condition and look forward to seeing and hearing this beautiful piano in its new condition someday.

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May 24, 2023

shantih, very cool stuff. Thanks for publishing this! Rob/Coco

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