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The tuning of pianos, both grand and upright, and especially for concerts, requires a very fine ear, skilled dexterity, good knowledge of the constructive bases of the sound bodies and the various proportions of the tailpieces, insight in grasping the wishes of customers. and a rich dose of experience. This operation must be carried out at least once a year, if there are no particular needs or if the instrument is used very frequently. It is an intervention that is carried out at home; if the piano undergoes a transport it is usually necessary to tune it again even if the intervention was recently carried out. Tuning by ear, certainly of a good tuner, is by far preferable to tuning done exclusively through electronic devices.


Voicing is the operation that requires greater experience and sensitivity. In fact, it "creates" the sound of the piano. Each note is analyzed and corrected so that throughout the instrument there is a homogeneous, rich sound, correctly set according to individual needs. This is a maintenance operation too, as through wear, the hammers lose their original shape and compactness, completely modifying the sound setting of the instrument. The "complete" voicing, meaning a complete replacement of the hammers, consists of various and different interventions, not all practicable at home. Even in the case of a "renewal" of the original hammers, part of the work will be carried out in the laboratory.

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Repairing the piano involves a very complex job. It involves restoring every element of the instrument to its original state, such as hammers, mechanical components, keys, strings, pins, soundboard, etc.

Considerable experience and professionalism are required for the work to be carried out in a workmanlike manner.

The evaluation of the work must take into account the state of wear and maintenance of the instrument, as well as its value.

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