Talking about parts is easy. We buy and use genuine Steinway parts. We buy these new, genuine parts from Steinway's parts department. We can always provide records documenting the source of the parts for any Steinway we restore.
A premier piano is the product of exceptional people: the experienced work of skilled craftsmen; the reassurance of a sales person with genuine empathy; the satisfaction of service that persists until you are delighted.
We cultivate relationships. Then we deliver unparalleled pianos.
Parts are just the beginning. The mark of superior piano is a completely superior experience. That's what we deliver.
The heart of a Steinway piano is its soundboard. A soundboard works a lot like the human diaphragm. From the intimacy of your living room to the grandeur of Carnegie Hall, a soundboard projects a note to the musician’s desired depth of tone.
Steinway soundboards are fashioned from the choicest tonal wood, the Alaskan Sitka Spruce. We use the same trees as Steinway, from Northwest Specialty Woods, to produce our soundboards. Northwest Specialty Woods has been a supplier for both New York and Hamburg Steinway.
We restore your soundboard to its original specifications. Our master soundboard craftsman, Luis Hernandez, brings 40 years of experience, installing over 4,600 soundboards. He apprenticed under Steinway’s best soundboard installer, Sam Camilleri, for 14 years. Carefully shaped by hand, Luis tapers each board from the crown to the rim, creating the perfect diaphragmatic design. The performance of our soundboards rival Steinway’s own in resonance and projection.
We warranty our soundboards for 5 years.
Benefits of Selecting Lindeblad Piano Restoration
Shipping for $950 or Less
We handle all the shipping details using movers that are fully insured, highly experienced, and equipped with purpose-built tools. These professionals transport your piano with the care it requires.
We warranty our Steinways for:
5 years on the soundboard
20 years on parts and labor (everything else)
Partial or Complete Restoration
We are happy to offer the option of a partial restoration, based on your wishes. We will review this option in detail, going over the advantages. Of course, we also offer a comprehensive restoration.
Some of the Steinway Parts We Offer
Hammers, Shanks & Flanges
Hexagrip Pin Block
Approachable and Dependable
We have thirteen people working full time across our two facilities. We restore 80 Steinways a year, and over 150 pianos including other piano brands.
Our size allows us to provide premier restoration and premier customer service. We retain a dedicated customer service department to ensure that we are always available. And we pride ourselves on maintaining excellent relationships after delivery.
We have ample cash flow for obtaining the highest quality parts. There is no incentive for us to use cheap parts. Cheap parts lead to poor pianos and unhappy customers.
Lindeblad Piano Restoration restores over 80 Steinway grand and upright pianos per year, and that figure accounts only for Steinways. Our total across all piano brands is substantially greater.
Our senior craftsmen have restored over 1,000 Steinways.
Every aspect of the work is done by hand. There is no automation. No heavy machinery. We can tell you exactly who worked on each stage of your restored Steinway. Our restorations are undertaken with a personal, accountable approach.
Renner Actions and Steinway Actions
Steinway pianos are made in two places: New York City, and Hamburg, Germany. New York Steinway builds their own actions for use in New York Steinway pianos. Hamburg Steinway uses actions from a manufacturer called Renner.
There are slight differences in the construction of recent Steinways and vintage Steinways. Renner actions are built to accommodate both, while New York Steinway actions fit best in recent Steinways.
You can elect to use actions from either Renner or New York Steinway.
Stained and Finished to Order
When we restore a Steinway's cabinet, we begin by removing all previous finish and stain and sanding the re-exposed surface beneath. This creates a completely "clean slate" for restoring the cabinet.
A great advantage of this clean slate is that we can then apply any color of stain a customer chooses, and seal it with any finish. For example, if a Steinway currently has a wood-tone, we can refinish it in as an ebony piano with a satin finish. Or, if the piano has a lighter golden stain with an open-pore finish (some of the texture of the wood grain is still visible at the surface), we can restore it in a darker stain and closed-pore high-gloss (the wood grain is entirely below the finish and the surface is smooth).
Here are a few examples of popular stains. If you have a specific color you want to match, send us a sample and we'll mix a stain to match it.
Unfortunately, it's impossible to control color accuracy over a web page, so these illustrations are only approximate. To make final color selections, we send stained and finished wood samples.
Extra Dark Walnut
Play a New Steinway!
New Steinways are great! They’re truly excellent pianos. Playing a new Steinway is a wonderful experience in it’s own right.
Also, when researching your piano purchase, knowing the sound and feel of a new Steinway will be a critical point of comparison if you’re considering purchase of a restored Steinway. We want you to be fully informed and have no doubts about what suits you best.
Questions Discerning Buyers Ask
Who is involved in the restoration of your pianos? Who is accountable for the quality of the result?
How much of your construction is done by hand?
How long is your warranty? What is included? What is excluded?