Welcome to the Piano World Piano Forums
Over 2 million posts about pianos, digital pianos, and all types of keyboard instruments
Join the World's Largest Community of Piano Lovers (it's free)
It's Fun to Play the Piano ... Please Pass It On!

Gifts and supplies for the musician
SEARCH
the Forums & Piano World

This custom search works much better than the built in one and allows searching older posts.
(ad) Yamaha CP4 Rebate
Yamaha CP4 Rebate
(ad 125) Sweetwater - Digital Keyboards & Other Gear
Digital Pianos at Sweetwater
(ad) Pianoteq
(ad) Pearl River
Pearl River Pianos
(ad) P B Guide
Acoustic & Digital Piano Guide
Who's Online
93 registered (alexk3954, anotherscott, AZNpiano, Almaviva, 24 invisible), 1269 Guests and 13 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Quick Links to Useful Piano & Music Resources
Our Classified Ads
Find Piano Professionals-

*Piano Dealers - Piano Stores
*Piano Tuners
*Piano Teachers
*Piano Movers
*Piano Restorations
*Piano Manufacturers
*Organs

Quick Links:
*Advertise On Piano World
*Free Piano Newsletter
*Online Piano Recitals
*Piano Recitals Index
*Piano & Music Accessories
*Music School Listings
* Buying a Piano
*Buying A Acoustic Piano
*Buying a Digital Piano
*Pianos for Sale
*Sell Your Piano
*How Old is My Piano?
*Piano Books
*Piano Art, Pictures, & Posters
*Directory/Site Map
*Contest
*Links
*Virtual Piano
*Music Word Search
*Piano Screen Saver
*Piano Videos
*Virtual Piano Chords
(ad) Estonia Piano
Estonia Pianos
Topic Options
#1882670 - 04/19/12 09:20 PM Restoration Advice for a 1904 Lester Upright
Travertine Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 04/19/12
Posts: 3
I would like some advice on how best to find, research, evaluate and select a firm to do a full restoration of a Lester piano that has been a member of the family for generations. Looking for artistry, craftsmanship, quality and care - hard to assess that looking at fancy web sites. All advice appreciated. Thanks!

Top
(ads 568) Hailun Pianos

 

#1882709 - 04/19/12 10:39 PM Re: Restoration Advice for a 1904 Lester Upright [Re: Travertine]
Eric Gloo Offline
1000 Post Club Member

Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 1275
Loc: Richfield Springs, New York
There are quite a few re-builders who post here regularly. If you let us know where you are located, someone may chime in and give you some suggestions. Although it isn't necessary to have the work done by someone locally, it makes it more likely that you'll be able to personally view pianos that have been restored, without having to travel thousands of miles.
_________________________
Eric Gloo
Piano Technician
Certified Dampp-Chaser Installer
Richfield Springs, New York

Top
#1882824 - 04/20/12 06:15 AM Re: Restoration Advice for a 1904 Lester Upright [Re: Eric Gloo]
Travertine Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 04/19/12
Posts: 3
Thanks. I'm located in Westport, CT.

Top
#1882985 - 04/20/12 12:39 PM Re: Restoration Advice for a 1904 Lester Upright [Re: Travertine]
OperaTenor Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 04/13/06
Posts: 2519
Loc: Sandy Eggo, California
Try contacting Rich Galassini at Cunningham Piano. He's in Philly.
_________________________
Happiness is a freshly tuned piano.
Jim Boydston, proprietor, No Piano Left Behind - technician
[url=www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind]www.facebook.com/NoPianoLeftBehind[/url]

Top
#1884933 - 04/23/12 10:58 AM Re: Restoration Advice for a 1904 Lester Upright [Re: OperaTenor]
Travertine Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 04/19/12
Posts: 3
Thanks!

Top
#1885012 - 04/23/12 01:00 PM Re: Restoration Advice for a 1904 Lester Upright [Re: Travertine]
Steve Chandler Offline
2000 Post Club Member

Registered: 02/18/05
Posts: 2833
Loc: Urbandale, Iowa
My guess is that you can have work done on your piano to improve it's playability and tone, but at over 100 years old the amount of work necessary for a full restoration would exceed the cost of a better new instrument and its potential market value. This is typical of old uprights. However, if the sentimental value is significant and you can afford it then the option is always there.

Top

Moderator:  Ken Knapp, Piano World, Rickster 
What's Hot!!
The February 2015 Issue of our Free Piano News Newsletter is out now! FREE Piano Newsletter
--------------------
The best thing I've learned on Piano World....
-------------------
Posting Pictures on the Forums
-------------------
Forums Rules & Help
-------------------
ADVERTISE
on Piano World

The world's most popular piano web site.
-------------------
PIANO BOOKS
(ad) Jazz Piano Online
Jazz Piano Online Lessons
Ad (Seiler/Knabe)
Knabe Pianos
(125ad) Dampp Chaser
Dampp Chaser Piano Life Saver
(ad) Lindeblad Piano
Lindeblad Piano Restoration
New Topics - Multiple Forums
Complete beginner with a few questions
by alexk3954
02/26/15 11:53 PM
Transcription Help
by J_D
02/26/15 09:43 PM
How do you protect your fingers/hands (or not)?
by Stubbie
02/26/15 08:35 PM
Somewhat self taught player with a few questions.
by makingsnsux
02/26/15 08:14 PM
College Audition Help
by LGR_Plox
02/26/15 07:59 PM
Forum Stats
78,314 Registered Members
43 Forums
161,874 Topics
2,377,258 Posts

Most users ever online: 15,252 @ 03/21/10 11:39 PM
Gift Ideas for Music Lovers!
Find the Perfect Gift for the Music Lovers on your List!
Visit our online store today.

Visit our online store for gifts for music lovers

 
Help keep the forums up and running with a donation, any amount is appreciated!
Or by becoming a Subscribing member! Thank-you.
Donate   Subscribe
 
Our Piano Related Classified Ads
|
Dealers | Tuners | Lessons | Movers | Restorations | Pianos For Sale | Sell Your Piano |

Advertise on Piano World
| Subscribe | Piano World | PianoSupplies.com | Advertise on Piano World | Donate | Link to Us | Classifieds |
| |Contact | Privacy | Legal | About Us | Site Map | Free Newsletter | Press Room |


copyright 1997 - 2015 Piano World ® all rights reserved
No part of this site may be reproduced without prior written permission