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Kranich & Bach
 
 
Original Manufacturer of this brand-name--Kranich & Bach.

Established--1864, in New York, NY.

Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--Grandette.

Other manufacturers of this brand-name--Winter (1946-), Mason & Risch (1948-), Aeolian Corp. (1959), Baldwin, Gibson Guitars (2001-).
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.
6'1" Kranich & Bach Grand #33490
Built in 1895. Partially Reconditioned & Regulated by Ray's Piano Service, 2006.
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Partial reconditioningóRemove original wippens and wippen rail. Remove lift springs of the new replacement Kawai-style wippens.  Accommodate shorter tails on the replacement jacks by relocating the regulating rail. Make and install a new support for the wippen flange rail. Remove hammer rail assembly. Clean and polish balance rail pins. Replace key cloth and underkey felt punchings. Reassemble.
Complete regulationó
Replace hammer rail assembly and regulating rail. Regulate key height and leveling. On shop bench, make adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new: key height, key levelling, hammer blow distance, lost motion, letoff,  drop, backchecks, damper lift, pedals. Check regulation in piano.
Selected pictures of the improvement process taken in our shop
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Unique hammer rail & brackets

Unique hammer rail & brackets

New whippens installed

New whippens installed

New underkey punchings installed

New underkey punchings installed

New capstans installed

New capstans installed

New regulating button installed

New regulating button installed

New rail support installed

New rail support installed

Regulating key heights

Regulating key heights

Regulation complete

Regulation complete

Kranich & Bach 6'1" Parlor Grand #34410
Built in 1899. Reconditioned & Regulated by Ray's Piano Service, 2005.
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Restring, repinóDismantle. Remove strings, pins, plate. Repair and refinish sound board and bridges. Re-install plate. Install new strings and pins. Rebuild pedal mechanisms.
Recondition actionó
Clean and polish all parts to be reused, install new hammers, new hammer flanges (shaped to fit), knuckles, damper pads, wippens (shaped to fit), backchecks, damper lifter felt, rebush damper guide rails, replace additional defective parts, tighten all screws.
Complete Regulationó
Install new underkey punchings. Make adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new: key height, key levelling, hammer blow distance, lost motion, letoff,  drop, backchecks, dampers.  Tune to A-440
Complete cleaningó
Clean the plate rather than refinishing it, to retain its beautiful original artwork. Also, we clean and polish the cabinet but leave the original finish which remains beautiful after more than a century of loving care.
Selected pictures of the improvement process taken in our shop
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Destringing

Destringing

Plate removed

Plate removed

Board repaired & refinished

Board repaired & refinished

New strings & pins

New strings & pins

Keytops cleaned & polished

Keytops cleaned & polished

Sostenuto mechanism reconditioned

Sostenuto mechanism reconditioned

Sustain assembly reconditioned

Sustain assembly reconditioned

New hammers installed by section

New hammers installed by section

Dampers installed

Dampers installed

Several tunings

Several tunings

57 1/2" Kranich & Bach Upright #53520
Built in 1912. Reconditioned & Regulated by Ray's Piano Service in 2010.
IMPROVEMENTS COMPLETED:
Recondition actionóClean. Tighten all action screws. Install new hammers. Install new bridle tapes. Repair or replace defective and worn parts. Install new muffler felt. Install electrical outlet for music rest light.
Complete Regulationó
Install new underkey punchings. Make adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new: key height, key levelling, hammer blow distance, lost motion, letoff, backchecks, dampers, pedals, spoons.  Tune to A-440
Selected pictures of the improvement process
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Clean Keys

Clean Keys

Tighten all screws

Tighten all screws

Install new bridle tapes

Install new bridle tapes

Install outlet box

Install outlet box

Install a few keys for height check

Install a few keys for height check

Install new underkey punchings

Install new underkey punchings

Regulate key heights

Regulate key heights

Recondition pedal mechanisms

Recondition pedal mechanisms

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