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Everett
 
 
Original Manufacturer of this brand-name--Everett Piano Company.

Established--1883 by Frank A. Lee and John Church, in Cincinnati, OH.

Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--Cable-Nelson.

Other manufacturers of this brand-name--Hammond Organ Co. (1954-), Yamaha Intl. (1973-).
Source: 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.
55 1/2" Everett Upright #15167
Elegant Victorian rosewood cabinet. Built about 1888. Restored by Ray’s Piano Service in 2006.
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Rebuild & restring—Dismantle, destring, remove plate, repair soundboard as needed, replace bass bridge cap, replace pinblock, refinish pinblock & soundboard, restring and repin.
Recondition action and pedal mechanisms--Rebuild pedal mechanisms, replace casters, replate pedals and cover plate. Completely recondition action: new hammers, shanks, butts, wippens, stickers.
Key repairs, Refinish Lid--Replace chipped ivories, clean & buff keytops, rebush keys. Refinish piano lid.
Complete Regulation—All adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new--hammer blow distance, string-to-hammer alignment, capstans, letoff, key height & leveling, key dip, pedals, damper spoons, etc. Tune to A-440.
Selected pictures of the improvement process taken in our shop
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Preparing a stringing guide

Preparing a stringing guide

Destringing

Destringing

Llifting plate

Llifting plate

Mylar template of pinblock

Mylar template of pinblock

Using Bolduc pinblock removing drill

Using Bolduc pinblock removing drill

Cutting soundboard fromm pinblock

Cutting soundboard fromm pinblock

Crowbar for removing pinblock

Crowbar for removing pinblock

Steaming off excess pinblock material

Steaming off excess pinblock material

Clean ledge for new pinblock

Clean ledge for new pinblock

Positioning new pinblock blank

Positioning new pinblock blank

Holes drilled, bass cap installed

Holes drilled, bass cap installed

Marking centers using mylar template

Marking centers using mylar template

Countersinking centers

Countersinking centers

Drilling tuning pin holes

Drilling tuning pin holes

Dry fitting pressure bar

Dry fitting pressure bar

Installing new pinblock

Installing new pinblock

Prepare templates for new bass pinholes

Prepare templates for new bass pinholes

Remove bass bridge sb buttons

Remove bass bridge sb buttons

Remove bass bridge

Remove bass bridge

Making new bass bridge

Making new bass bridge

Sealer on new bass bridge & apron

Sealer on new bass bridge & apron

Installing new bass bridge

Installing new bass bridge

Installing new understring felt

Installing new understring felt

Restringing

Restringing

Installing pressure bar

Installing pressure bar

Installing new casters

Installing new casters

Keybed & legs installed

Keybed & legs installed

Reconditioning pedal board

Reconditioning pedal board

Pedal board reinstalled

Pedal board reinstalled

Action dismantled

Action dismantled

New action parts to be assembled

New action parts to be assembled

New hammers installed

New hammers installed

Veneer repairs on lid

Veneer repairs on lid

Lid stripped and grain filler applied

Lid stripped and grain filler applied

Whippens & stickers installed

Whippens & stickers installed

New damper levers installed

New damper levers installed

Installing damper felts

Installing damper felts

Regulating backchecks

Regulating backchecks

Installing new key buttons

Installing new key buttons

Lid sanded and stained

Lid sanded and stained

Keys rebushed

Keys rebushed

Complete regulation

Complete regulation

First tunings

First tunings

Lid lacquered

Lid lacquered

Lid glued back in place

Lid glued back in place

Lid hinge cleaned, polished, installed

Lid hinge cleaned, polished, installed

Touch up finish where needed

Touch up finish where needed

Finished artist bench provided

Finished artist bench provided

55" Everett Upright #12131
Elegant Victorian ebonized cabinet. Built in 1890. Reconditioned and refinished by Ray’s Piano Service.
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Recondition action—Clean, install new hammers, install new bridle tapes, install new hammer rail felt, tighten screws, replace defective parts, rebush keys as needed. Rebuild pedal mechanisms. Install new rear casters.
Complete Regulation—All adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new, tune to A-440
Refinish--Dismantle, strip cabinet & panels, repair as needed, sand, stain, sealer, black lacquer. Install new music rest cloth, buttons, knobs. Install new plastic keytops.
Selected pictures of the improvement process taken in our shop
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Stripping old finish

Stripping old finish

Applying sealer, stain, lacquer

Applying sealer, stain, lacquer

Reassembly

Reassembly

Ready for delivery

Ready for delivery

55" Everett Upright #3097
Built in 1883 by the Everett Piano Company of Boston. Restored by Ray's Piano Service in 2010. Has been previously refinished.
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Restring bass section—Dismantle. Remove bass section pins and strings. Restring & repin bass section.
Recondition action—Tighten screws. Install new hammers, backcheck felts, damper felts, replace defective parts.
Complete Regulation—All adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new, tune to A-440, tune.
Case work—Recondition pedal mechanisms, install new casters, replace chipped ivories.
Selected pictures of the improvement process taken in our shop
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New hammers installed

New hammers installed

New bridle tapes installed

New bridle tapes installed

New underkey punchings installed

New underkey punchings installed

Regulating key heights

Regulating key heights

Leveling sharps

Leveling sharps

Regulating keydip

Regulating keydip

Tuning

Tuning

New knobs & buttons installed

New knobs & buttons installed

55" Everett Upright #12992
Built in 1886 by the Everett Piano Company of Boston. Reconditioned by Ray's Piano Service in 2010. A great piano when new. Will give many more years of musical enjoyment! Ideal for the serious musician. Deep, rich musical tone.
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:

Soundboard, Bridges, Strings, Pins, Pinblock
Clean interior. Dismantle piano. Restring and repin bass section.

Action, Back Action & Dampers, Keys & Keyframe, Regulation, Tuning
Recondition action (Clean action. Remove hammer rail, hammer spring rail, damper levers, regulating rail. Remove original damper felts, clean and tighten damper springs, install new damper felts. Tighten all action screws. Replace approximately 60 hammer flanges eliminate wobbling of hammers. Remove all original hammerheads, install new German Abel hammerheads. Install new hammer rail felt. Re-assemble damper levers, rails.) Complete regulation (Clean all keys and ivories. Replace badly worn key bushings. Clean keybed, replace original key cloth and underkey punchings. Regulate capstans, key heights and key leveling, letoff, key dip, damper spoons). Several tunings until tuning stability is attained.

Cabinet, Pedal Mechanisms, Casters, Accessories
Clean casters. Touch-up areas of cabinet damage. Polish exterior surfaces. Provide mahogany artist bench.
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