Many piano owners must decide whether to maintain an antique or family heirloom piano in its current condition or to restore it to its previous splendour. Many clients come to us for advice on how to make their old piano appear like new, and we are happy to discuss the process from start to finish with them.
We have created a list of most vital, yet frequently overlooked, factors to discuss with our clients during the research phase:
- Cheaper than purchasing a new one
Many individuals do not realize that restoring a priceless antique piano is a much more cost-effective option than purchasing a brand-new piano of comparable quality. Steinway & Sons pianos, for instance, are among the last of their kind to be manufactured by hand in the modern era. The thorough restoration of a Steinway piano is a much more cost-effective option for consumers who already own an antique Steinway than purchasing a new piano.
- Increases the life of your piano
When a piano is restored to near-new condition, it can have anywhere from 50 and 70 extra years of life. A piano's "life" is measured by how well it retains its original sound and by the condition of its internal and external parts, all of which affect its playability. Although the longevity of a piano depends on how often it is played, preserving a costly, handmade piano for another 50-70 years is an excellent investment. Furthermore, a brand-new piano loses value just like a brand-new car. There is a longer resale value for a piano that has been restored rather than bought as new.
- Every piano can’t be restored
When deciding whether or not to restore your piano, it is crucial to understand the distinction between a handcrafted and mass-produced instrument. We've put together some blog posts to assist you figure out whether or not it's worth it to restore your piano, depending on the brand.
- Restoration time for very piano is different
Restoration times vary from piano to piano due to the unique nature of each instrument.
- Can be refinished
When it comes to the refinishing phase of piano restorations Sydney, many individuals are unaware that they have a wide range of options for finishes and bespoke stains to choose from.
- Determining the piano’s origin, use, and location is necessary for restoration
Wear and tear, broken or decaying parts, and a piano's overall sound quality can all diminish over time. Lifespan is directly proportional to the method of piano production; naturally, a handcrafted instrument will outlive its factory-made counterpart. However, a piano's condition and lifetime are also affected by factors such as its environment and how it is played. Students in a studio will put a lot more wear and tear on a piano than visitors to a foyer would on a piano that sits there unplayed most of the time. To determine which, if any, of a piano's parts need to be replaced during a restoration consultation, it is helpful to know the instrument's backstory. Depending on the piano and the buyer, restoration might take a variety of different approaches.