The objective of this website is not only to advertise our services and pianos, but to also try to create an interest and to a degree, educate the public about the instrument we are passionate about – the acoustic piano.

Although we do offer modern pianos for sale from time to time, it is the traditional pianos that we enjoy working on and restoring to their former glory.

It is a sad fact that as time moves on, an increasing number of these older pianos are being discarded and destroyed, as people are told that buying a new piano or digital keyboard is the only alternative to their instrument starting to show its age.

Now, at this point, it must be said that there are fewer and fewer older pianos out there worth restoring. Many of the pianos made and sold in the early 20th Century were cheaply produced for the mass market, and if truth be told, wouldn’t have been particularly good when they left the factory. Unlike a fine wine, they certainly wouldn’t have improved with age! Many would have also suffered from the introduction of central heating during the 1960’s and 70’s, when the cool room they were used to suddenly increased in temperature and reduced in humidity. This resulted in the tuning pins becoming loose, soundboards splitting, bridges coming loose and various other issues.

Please don’t let this put you off though. Thankfully, there are still many fine pianos out there. It is these that we strive to find, and to restore and find new homes for.

Much of this site is devoted to the restoration aspect, as this is what we specialise in. The pages will hopefully give you a bit of an insight into how we select the pianos suitable for restoration, and the process involved.

The website is being added to all the time, so do pop back every now and again. We hope even at this early stage, that you find it useful and informative.

Finally, as we are also a business, we do hope we can be of assistance to you, safe in the knowledge that there will be no sales hype or arm twisting – just a willingness to offer advice, assistance and help in whatever way we can.

 

Tim Jackson