Unmatched customer service. Even before you choose to work with us, we are on your side. We listen. We adapt. Our goal is to see that you are delighted. That sounds like hyperbole, but it is our sincere guiding directive at every point of what we do. From advising you on the phone, to shipping, parts selection, workmanship and post-delivery service and follow up. Anytime we can assume a risk that would normally fall on our customers, we take on that risk. We are the best piano restoration firm to work with, of any size.
If you love your piano, it’s worth restoring. Any brand of piano can be restored, and if you’re committed to keeping your piano active, then it’s worth restoring whether it’s a well known brand or not.
However, maybe you’re ambivalent about keeping your current piano. In that case, start by considering what exactly you’d like to improve about the piano. For instance, do you want the cabinet refinished so that it looks new? Do you want any of the mechanical parts improved? Then consider the the maximum amount of money that you’d be willing to spend to get your piano in that condition. Armed with your work list and your budget, start contacting restoration companies asking for estimates for the work you require. If you get quotes below your budget, then it’s probably worth your while to have the piano restored.
If you’re intersted in having the piano restored in order to improve is saleability, read the next question.
A restored piano’s value increases by the value of the restoration you put in to it. If you invest $10,000 of restoration work, it’s worth increases by that $10,000. In this way, pianos are unlike houses, which can enjoy appreciation in value above the cost of renovations.
If you are considering restoring your piano in order to sell it, we’ll advise you to forgo that restoration and sell it as is. That way your buyer can choose the scope and details of the restoration work, and you don’t have to bear any investment costs.
Each restorer has their own temperament, tastes, and values informing their opinions on piano restoration. The same would be true of any subject informed by accumulation of experience, from coffee to art.
We believe that our clients’ goals should direct the approach to each piano’s restoration. We start by asking you lots of questions about what you’re hoping to get, what aspects of the piano you value most, what budget you’re comfortable with. Once we have a sense of what’s important to you, then we’ll apply our expertise and recommend a course of restoration specific to your situation.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information out there, the best thing to do right now is just call us or send an email. We’re always on your side, and we will make it easier.
Among high end brands, such as Steinway, vintage pianos are qualitatively different than new pianos in many of the materials and production techniques. Depending on your preferences, vintage pianos subjectively sound better. At this high level of manufacture, both vintage and new models enjoy excellent build quality. You can’t really go wrong here.
At a more economical level, it is always a better choice to buy a restored vintage brand such as Mason & Hamlin, Chickering, or Knabe than a brand new mass produced piano such as a Yamaha. Those vintage pianos were hand built. During the “vintage era” of the early 20th century, these brands competed strongly with Steinway. When restored, all of that inherent quality reappears for your enjoyment.
No. We work with customers all over North America. Almost all of our clients are too far away to conveniently visit our facilities. And that means hundreds of relationships conducted at this distance. Please check out our testimonials.
We arrange to have your piano shipped. We have close relationships with a number of specialized piano movers. Have a look at our piano moving page.
We currently take about 3 to 4 months to complete a restoration. If you need it done faster, please talk with us and we can do our best to accommodate you.
When you buy a restored piano from us, you can at any time in the future exchange that piano for another one of ours and apply the full price you paid to the exchange.
Since 1920, Lindeblad Piano Restoration has been solely specializing in restoring old world pianos. The craftsmanship of piano rebuilding and refinishing has been passed down from Axel Lindeblad to Ed Lindeblad to Paul Lindeblad and now to Sean and Todd Lindeblad. Through the family's 88 years of experience, Lindeblad Piano Restoration has become the reputable company it is today. We only use the best piano parts and materials available in the world and take pride in the restoration of each individual piano.
We use the world's finest parts which are used in the best pianos such as the New York Steinways, Hamburg Steinways, Bösendorfer, and Mason & Hamlins. We are happy to use alternatives if you request.
All of our pianos come with a minimum five-year warranty on all parts and labor, and many come with warranties for twenty years.
Yes, if you have your piano restored by us and need a piano in the meantime, we will supply you with a piano until your piano is completed.
At times we may not have exactly what you are looking for in our inventory. Given these types of situations, we would be happy to search for the piano and restore it to your specifications. If you are not completely satisfied with the final product, you are not liable to buy.
To determine the year your piano was built, first locate the serial number on the piano by using our "How to Find the Serial Number" guide. Next contact us at: email@example.com with your serial number and we will be able to tell you the year your piano was built.
Visit our "How to Find the Serial Number" guide for help on easily locating the serial number on your piano.