Piano Services: Rebuilding Gallery

This photo montage of the rebuilding process is taken from several pianos restored by Thomson Piano Works. It demonstrate the basic steps of interior restoration.

At Thomson Piano Works we are committed to restoring the beauty, quality and tone of fine vintage instruments using the highest quality parts and materials available. Maybe you have a family heirloom you want to restore to its original condition. Perhaps you’re looking at an older instrument for sale and not sure how to proceed. Whatever you’re rebuilding needs, we have the flexibility to meet them with excellent craftsmanship, integrity, and personal attention.

1gutting begins

The gutting begins: the strings are removed.

2strings pinblock plate removed

The strings, pinblock, and plate have been removed.

3old finish scraped away

The old finish is scraped away from the soundboard
and the bridge pins are removed.

4sanded soundboard

The soundboard is sanded and repaired.

5new sound board decal

New soundboard decal installed.

6new bridge pins

The board is refinished and new bridge pins installed.

7refinished soundboard

Refinished Soundboard.

8pinblock drilling

Pinblock drilling.

9New pinblock

New Pinblock.

10new piblock and refinished plate

New pin block and refinished plate installed.

11ready to be restrung copy

Piano is ready to be re-strung

12Installing the strings

Installing the strings.

13restrung

The piano is re-strung.