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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Piano Keys

The distinctive arrangement of 36 sharps and 52 "ivories" are the crowning symbol of any piano. Pianos haven't always had 88 keys. Steinways from the late 1800s usually have 85 keys. Some concert grands today have nearly 100 keys! Keys are typically constructed from spruce and are carefully regulated with conical lead weights for the perfect response to touch. Ivory keytops reveal beautiful grain patterning when polished. Due to ivory bans, today's keys are made with an acrylic that resembles ivory in color and feel.