thank you for visiting my website. Ill safely assume
you are exploring your options in the pursuit of having a
vintage high-quality American-made grand piano restored. Permit
me to offer the following: the Internet abounds with stylishly
designed piano rebuilding websites replete with pretty photographs
and well-worded hyperbole emanating from the countrys
countless rebuilding mills boasting meticulous craftsmanship.
What can I do to distinguish myself in your eyes amid this
vast sea, given the same two-dimensional, tacit playing field?
Perhaps little, but Ill try.
Here are some tangible facts I can offer at the outset:
If you are considering having your vintage Steinway &
Sons or Mason & Hamlin grand piano remanufactured, you
probably will not receive a higher price quote than the one
I shall present, if requested, regardless of your locale.
There are no substitutes for experience, patience, highest
quality materials, and painstaking attention to detail afforded
by a small shop, all of which come at a price.
My practice is to take as long to mechanically restore and
cosmetically refinish a vintage instrument as it did the manufacturer
to create it one hundred years or more ago.
Given these preliminary tenets, if you remain engaged on this
website then perhaps you, your piano and I were made for each
other. I invite you to explore further.
David G. Hughes
Registered Piano Technician