Michigan's Full Service Piano Shop
Rick Davies/MPT Tuner-Technician
We offer a number of services tailored to fit your needs, including the following:
EXPANDED SERVICE CALL, INCLUDING CLEANING, MINOR REGULATION, AND TUNING
HUMIDITY CONTROL INSTALLED: WE CARRY THE FULL LINE OF DAMPP CHASER PRODUCTS
APPRAISALS FOR INSURANCE OR VALUATION
FULL GRAND ACTION REGULATION
FULL REBUILDING OF GRANDS, UPRIGHTS, AND OF PLAYER PIANO MECHANISMS
RESTORATION OF PUMP-REED ORGANS, MELODEONS, AND SQUARE GRAND PIANOS
PLEASE CALL ANYTIME 1-800-404-5836 (OR LOCALLY 269-674-7200) AND LET US KNOW HOW WE MAY BE OF SERVICE
*WHAT IS REBUILDING: and what does it mean? Our rebuilding work includes among other things, the following; Piano case cleaned, stripped and repaired, then beautifully refinished. (On grand pianos the plate is also removed and refinished) All pianos include new tuning pins and restringing, re-felting dampers, hand selected new hammers, rebuilding of the entire action to the highest industry standards, new keytops (or original if requested) and keys rebushed, keybed re-felted, soundboard repair, bridge repair, action carefully regulated to optimum performance, hardware polished and cleaned, any necessary repair to wheels and casters, and about 12 tunings in shop for stability before returning to client. Player pianos (which generally costs $4750 for restoration of mechanical parts) includes rebuilding the valve assembly and all cloth and tubes/hoses. More details available on request. Turn around time varies depending on the instrument, backlog, and customer needs. Pricing varies somewhat as well... the best quality shops charge a little more for rebuilding services...accordingly, we may not be the cheapest rebuilding service. As a guideline, recent estimates for Grand pianos have ranged from $13,900 to $21,900, plus delivery; uprights and player pianos are somewhat less. In the case of many vintage pianos, it would be well worth it since some older instruments are of very high quality and will end up being worth close to double that amount! Specific quotes for your particular piano are given at the time of the service call/evaluation.
And of course many in-home repairs are possible for far less money than complete rebuilding.
Finally, when evaluating your piano for restoration, it is always important to consider purchasing a new instrument instead. Many times a new piano can be procured for far less than the cost of restoration. However, if what you have is a fine quality piece, or an heirloom, then rebuilding could be a good and cost effective option. It is always a very good idea to check out the shop you plan to work with, and along those lines we welcome potential clients to visit us on an appointment basis.
Here are some photos or our recent work-some in progress, some finished.
We'll be updating this site often, so please keep in touch and check back often!
Good luck, and call me, or Jane to schedule, anytime @ 269-674-7200 RD
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