Monthly Archives: August 2018

Bechstein String Tangle


The lid on my 19 guage steel wire tin failed. As I was drawing out a length for this model L Bechstein, the lid suddenly jumped off – and I got THE WHOLE LENGTH…in one big tangled mess! That’s 500g … Continue reading

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Sticky Spider Keys


This lovely Bizzi 2-manual (2x 8′, 1x 4′) harpsichord, which I have serviced before, had some sticking keys. The reason was a surprise: a spider’s nest! Upon removal of the keyboard and keys in the treble area, the wee web … Continue reading

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Concert in Conca


The pianist Heidrun Bergander decided to fly me over to Catalunya to prepare her Tuinman fortepiano for a concert in Conca de Barbera. Early instruments have much lighter stringing than modern pianos – and so are much less stable in … Continue reading

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For Sale: Chappell Baby Grand


Reconditioned by me – that means it’s beautifully voiced and sounds very even and open; easy to play. I’m quite enjoying playing it myself! New strings (and bass strings) and tuning pins throughout. Action is thoroughly serviced, with a light … Continue reading

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