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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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Bridges & Soundboard

Bridges distribute the downward pressure of the strings, transferring the strings' sound to the soundboard. Soundboards magnify the vibrational response of piano hammers striking the strings. Soundboards are made from tonal woods; Alaskan Sitka Spruce is the choice for leading piano makers. A diaphragmatic design – where the soundboard tapers several millimeters from the crown to the edge of the inner rim – and an exact fit inside the cabinet's rim are the recipe for resonance and projection.