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51" W. Biese Upright #10503
Exotic Walnut Cabinet. Built in 1879. Restored by Ray's Piano Service in 2007 for the owner in Edmonds, WA. This piano has several unique structural features.
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
RestringóDismantle. Remove pins and strings. Restring & Repin. Refinish soundboard.
Recondition actionó
Install new hammers, dampers, tighten all screws, replace defective parts.
Complete Regulationó
All adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new, tune to A-440, tune. Some cabinet repair. Reassemble
Original pinblock decal

Original pinblock decal

Strings tied individually

Strings tied individually

Strings removed

Strings removed

Plate removed

Plate removed

Selected pictures of the improvement process taken in our shop
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Clamped frame

Clamped frame

Veneer stripped & sanded

Veneer stripped & sanded

Board cracks shimmed

Board cracks shimmed

Board refinished

Board refinished

Restrung

Restrung

Hammers reshaped

Hammers reshaped

Broken jacks replaced

Broken jacks replaced

Regulating

Regulating

Dampers over hammers

Dampers over hammers

Muting for tuning

Muting for tuning

Damper action removed

Damper action removed

Lid re-installed

Lid re-installed

Original Manufacturer of this brand-name--W. Biese.

Established--ca 1860 by W. Biese in Berlin, Germany.

Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--

Other manufacturers of this brand-name--
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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