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D.S. Johnston
 
 
Original Manufacturer of this brand-name--D.S. Johnston

Established--in Tacoma, WA.

Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--

Other manufacturers of this brand-name--
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57" D.S. Johnston Upright #1543
Beautiful, ornately carved oak cabinet. Has "open pinblock, characteristic of pre-1900 upright pianos. Restored by Ray's Piano Service, August, 2006.
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Recondition action and pedal mechanisms—Clean, polish, and lubricate all parts to be reused, tighten all screws, reshape hammers, install new bridle tapes and dampers, replace additional defective parts. Supply a used bench with compatible color and leg design.
Complete Regulation—
Install new underkey punchings. Make adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new: key height, key levelling, hammer blow distance, lost motion, letoff,  dampers, spoons.  Tune to A-440
Partial Cabinet Repair & Refinishing--Install new veneer surfaces on two "cheeks." Refinish lid and cheek areas of cabinet.
54" D.S. Johnston Upright #8057
Oak cabinet. Built ca 1905. Restored by Ray’s Piano Service, Winter 2003-2004
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Rebuild—Dismantle. Remove strings, pins, plate. Repair bass bridge. Repair and refinish sound board and bridges. Re-install plate. Install new strings and pins. Rebuild pedal mechanisms.
Recondition Action—
Clean interior. Iinstall new hammers. Install new bridle tapes. Install new damper pads. Tighten screws. Replace additional defective parts. Rebush keys as needed.
Complete Regulation—
Install new underkey punchings. Make adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new: key height, key levelling, hammer blow distance, lost motion, letoff,  sustain, spoons. Tune to A-440
55" D.S. Johnson Upright #59731
Ribbon mahogany cabinet. Built in 1910. Rebuilt and Refinished by Ray’s Piano Service, 2009
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Rebuild—Dismantle. Remove strings, pins, plate. Replace bass bridge. Repair and refinish sound board and treble bridges. Re-install plate. Install new strings and pins. Rebuild pedal mechanisms.
Recondition Action—
Clean.  Install new hammers & shanks & butts & whippens.
Complete Regulation—
Install new underkey punchings. Make adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new: key height, key levelling, hammer blow distance, lost motion, letoff,  sustain, spoons. Tune to A-440
Complete Refinishing—
Strip, repair, sand, refinish cabinet and panels. Provide new refinished bench.
1910 D.S. Johnston Upright "Before"
1910 D.S. Johnston Upright "After"
Selected pictures of the improvement process taken in our shop
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Strings, pins, plate removed

Strings, pins, plate removed

Cabinet repairs

Cabinet repairs

Restrung

Restrung

Complete regulation, tunings

Complete regulation, tunings

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