Daily Archives: December 9, 2014

Steinway Duplex Scale


The Steinway Duplex scale, designed for its sympathetic resonance, can occasionally be too resonant – so that on this instrument (Steinway model O), I needed to weave in baize to the lowest of the (duplex) strings, because all the ‘C’ … Continue reading

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Bluthner Over-Damper


Another of the classic ‘best of’ models, this Bluthner O/D – often misguidedly dismissed as a second-class instrument, just because it uses the early style of damping in uprights: over-damping. In fact, when built as superbly as this, with long … Continue reading

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Yamaha model X


Quite simply, one of the best uprights I have ever worked on:

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