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Besbrode Pianos Repair and Restoration Service  
 
 
Besbrode Pianos offers a range of restoration and repair services to meet your needs. If you require any work carried out on your piano, contact us and we can guide you to the best service for your needs. Find out more by clicking the links below:
1. Steinway Piano Rebuild in Germany   |   2. In House Restoration Service at our Leeds Workshops   |   3. Technicician Repairs at your Home
To enquire about this service:
Tel: +44 (0)1132448344
Email: info@besbrodepianos.com
1. Steinway Piano Rebuild:  
A Steinway piano rebuild invloves transporting the piano to Germany to be rebuilt by qualified Steinway approved technicians. All Steinway components used in the rebuild are brand new. Cabinets are polished / polyestered to the highest standard. Action, Strings, Bridges, Tuning Pins, Dampers are all brand new. Keyboard is repolished and key tops are replaced with a selection of top quality plastic or ceramic.
Individual repairs of your Steinway piano can be undertaken instead of a full rebuild.
 
Documentation of a Steinway Piano Rebuild in Germany by Steinway Approved Technicians using 100% Steinway Parts. Please ask for a letter of authentication when you buy your Steinway with confidence from Besbrode Pianos
 
Photos 1- 14: Strip down of the instrument
Photo 15: Removal of the cast iron frame with heavy lifting gear
Photos 16- 18: Cleaning work to remove dust and debris to assess any underlying issues. Original Steinway pin block revealed
Photo 19 - 24: Assessment of the action, keys and key frame for any replacement felts, leathers, springs and recentring
Photos 27- 28: Preparation of the original Steinway soundboard for restoration
Photos 29: Measurement of bridge pins to create a new bridge or bridge cap
Photos 31- 36: Preparation of the cast iron frame for repainting in original Steinway colour. Letters, numbers and logos hand-painted on frame. Copied from original photos.
Photos 37: Restoration of the original soundboard
Photos 38 - 40: Restoration of the white and black keys. This includes rebushing, new felts and leathers on the back checks, keys cleaned
Photos 41: Replacement of cast iron frame and new felts
Photos 43: Piano restrung with all new Steinway strings and pins or equivalent
Photos 46: Setting new tuning pin heights
Photos 49: Strung back complete
Photos 50 - 51: Setting new Steinway back checks onto a brand new Kluge keyboard and frame
Photos 52 - 54: Brand new Steinway action fitted to new keybaord and frame
Photos 55 - 57: Assembly and fitting of new Steinway damper action
Photos 60: Regulation of new action
Photos 61 - 63: Fitting and regulation ofnew Steinway dampers
Photos 64: Toning off new Steinway hammer heads
Photos 66 - 67: Alignment of hammer heads in both directions
Photos 68 - 70: Full assembly of newly rebuilt Steinway grand piano by approved Steinway technicians in Germany.
 
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2. In House Restoration at our UK Workshops:  
Besbrode Pianos offers a restoration service for your piano. All work is carried out by our technicians and polishers at our Leeds workshops. To see an example of this service, you can watch a video below: In House Restoration of Arthur Bliss's 1895, Bluthner Grand Piano at Besbrode Pianos.
Arthur Bliss' Bluthner piano required a complete restoration: Case stripped, restained and repolished. All strings replaced. Soundboard repaired and revarnished where necessary. Frame coated. Replacing tuning pins. All hammer heads renewed. Felts and leathers and dampers replaced. Restringing the instrument. Keys Tops cleaned or replaced. Tuned, Cleaned, Regulated.
 
 
 
3. Technician to Repair your Piano in your Home:  
For some minor repair work, technicians can be sent to carry out work in your home. This includes sticking keys, sticking action, broken hammers, replacing strings, squeeky pedals, regulating, key top repairs. When you contact us to discuss the problem with your piano, we can assess whether a technician can be sent out to you.
 

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