Ribaudo Piano Restoration

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Pianos require care. Leather and felt compact, affecting the adjustment and regulation of the parts. The action becomes uneven and less responsive, and consequently the piano's tone loses dynamic range. Over the short term, squeaks and rattles may begin to develop. Routine maintenance such as hammer filing, regulation, voicing, and tuning will correct these problems and maintain the piano in near-new condition.

Some pianos do not receive the regular care and attention they deserve. In these cases the action parts become severely worn. Leather and felt wear thin. Keys become wobbly, hammer felt gets too thin to produce good tone, and the action becomes noisy. In addition, piano strings may begin breaking and the copper windings of bass strings lose resonance.

After decades of exposure to seasonal changes, the wood of the soundboard, bridges, and pinblock begin to weaken. This causes loose tuning pins, poor tuning stability, and further loss of tone. By this time the piano's finish will often be faded or marred.

For over 25 years I've has been helping owners deliver the care and attention necessary to restore neglected pianos to a better than new condition. With the benefit of modern piano building materials your timeless mid-century piano can sound richer and bolder than ever before.

Whether making minor refurbishments of a classic piano or completely rebuilding a treasured family heirloom, craftsmanship and attention to detail are what sets my work apart. For me, the piano restoration process starts with a conversation. I'll listen your needs, assess your piano, and together we will create a plan to meet your goals.

Here are some of the areas to consider when restoring or refurbishing your piano:

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Cosmetic Condition

What is the Mechanical Condition?

Routine Maintenance?

  • Do you need Regulation
  • Voicing
  • Tuning

Pickup and Delivery

Based on distance, we attempt to personally handle the transportation and setup of each piano. If we are unable to personally pickup or deliver your piano, we arrange the appropriate methods of transportation and ensure proper setup of your piano.

Ready for the Next Step?

If you have any questions, or would like additional information, please feel free to contact me and I will gladly offer what assistance I can.