Piano Restoration 101

Pianos are very complicated instruments. Properly restoring one requires a broad range of expertise. At Lindeblad Piano Restoration, we have assembled a team of craftsmen unrivaled in our industry. At every step of the restoration your piano is carefully attended to by a craftsman with the unique ability to bring out the best in your precious instrument. The Piano Restoration 101 video series provides a detailed introduction to this fascinating process.

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The Action

Often referred to as the "keybed" or "action stack," the action transfers the momentum of a musician's keystrokes to the strings. Actions give the desired volume, tonal effect, and repetition to each note. The action is comprised of wippens, shanks, hammers, and flanges. Aside from leathers, felts, and hardware, actions are largely constructed from hornbeam wood. Hornbeam is air-dried for several years to eliminate the possibility of warping. Actions require precise assembly and regulation to deliver a pure flawless sound.