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4'10" Behr Grand #37469
Mahogany cabinet. Built in 1919. Rebuilt and refinished by Ray’s Piano Service, Spring 2003 for owner on Samish Island, WA.
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Rebuild—Dismantle. Remove strings, pins, plate. Repair and refinish sound board and bridges. Re-install plate. Install new strings and pins. Rebuild pedal mechanisms.
Recondition action—
Clean, install new hammers, install new bridle tapes, install new damper pads,  tighten screws, replace additional defective parts, rebush keys as needed.
Complete Regulation—
All adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new, tune to A-440
Refinish Cabinet—
Repair veneer as needed. Strip and sand cabinet and all panels. Apply stain and lacquer. Install new decorative cloth on music rest. Install new rubber buttons. Clean and polish all metal parts. Reassemble.
Plate removed

Plate removed

Board scraped

Board scraped

Board refinished

Board refinished

New understring felt

New understring felt

Selected pictures of the improvement process taken in our shop
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Restrung

Restrung

New underkey punchings

New underkey punchings

Regulating key heights

Regulating key heights

Regulating action

Regulating action

Stain, filler, sealer, lacquer

Stain, filler, sealer, lacquer

Reassembled

Reassembled

Tuned

Tuned

New fallboard decal

New fallboard decal

Original Manufacturer of this brand-name--Behr Bros.

Established--ca 1888 by Henry and Edward Behr in New York, NY.

Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--Waldorf

Other manufacturers of this brand-name--Kohler & Campbell (1910-ca 1984).
From: Pierce Piano Atlas, 12th Edition (2008, Larry Ashley Publisher, Albuquerque, NM).

Note: To obtain the age of your piano and details about the manufacturer, click: Pierce Piano Atlas--"the world's most authoritative publication on piano manufacturers, past and present." To learn how a piano works and how to go about buying one, we encourage you to purchase The Piano Book.
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