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40" Baldwin Acrosonic Studio #820545 (1966)
 
 
40" Baldwin Acrosonic Studio #820545
Traditional Mahogany Cabinet. Reconditioned in May 2023 for the current owner in Northfield, MN.
2 - Four shanks badly warped, several hammer springs missing or bent.

2 - Four shanks badly warped, several hammer springs missing or bent.

IMPROVEMENTS:
Recondition ActionóRecondition action (clean & tighten screws, reshape hammers, replace defective hammer shanks & hammer springs.
Complete Cleaning--Clean cabinet interior, strings, pressure bar, keybed, keypins, pedal mechanisms.
Partial Regulationó
Increase key dip. All regulation adjustments to ensure that piano plays like new. Adjust pitch & tune.
Selected pictures of the step-by-step improvement process
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Original Manufacturer of this brand-name--Baldwin Piano Co.

Established--1862 in Cincinnati, OH

Other brand-names used by this manufacturer--
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.
A - EVALUATION
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B - WORK COMPLETED IN THE SHOP
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Cabinet is in original condition
3 - ACTION IN PIANO SHOP Action on bench, dampers & rails removed.

3 - ACTION IN PIANO SHOP Action on bench, dampers & rails removed.

4 - Dampers & rails temporarily in storage.

4 - Dampers & rails temporarily in storage.

5 - Stickers tied in place for security.

5 - Stickers tied in place for security.

6 - Four hammer heads removed.

6 - Four hammer heads removed.

7 - Four warped shanks cut.

7 - Four warped shanks cut.

8 - Four butts redrilled.

8 - Four butts redrilled.

9 - Four new shanks reshaped for correct angle.

9 - Four new shanks reshaped for correct angle.

10 - Four shanks knurled.

10 - Four shanks knurled.

15 - Hammer heads reshaped with Dremel sander.

15 - Hammer heads reshaped with Dremel sander.

16 - Hammer alignment checked.

16 - Hammer alignment checked.

17 - Hammer springs realigned, eleven holes drilled for new hammer springs.

17 - Hammer springs realigned, eleven holes drilled for new hammer springs.

18 - Tools for installing new hammer springs.

18 - Tools for installing new hammer springs.

19 - Hammer rail re-installed.

19 - Hammer rail re-installed.

20 - Hammer spring rail re-installed, springs inserted in butts.

20 - Hammer spring rail re-installed, springs inserted in butts.

21 - Dampers cleaned & re-installed.

21 - Dampers cleaned & re-installed.

22 - Keys cleaned, bushings checked.

22 - Keys cleaned, bushings checked.

C - WORK COMPLETED IN OWNER'S HOME
25 - BACK AT PIANO Keybed cleaned, lubricant rubbed onto key pins, keydip increased, key height maintained.

25 - BACK AT PIANO Keybed cleaned, lubricant rubbed onto key pins, keydip increased, key height maintained.

26 - Sticker action re-installed onto brackets, keys re-installed, regulation checked & corrected.

26 - Sticker action re-installed onto brackets, keys re-installed, regulation checked & corrected.

27 - Tuning. Fallboard & lid re-installed.

27 - Tuning. Fallboard & lid re-installed.

23 - Silicone lubricant rubbed onto capstans.

23 - Silicone lubricant rubbed onto capstans.

24 - Action re-installed in piano.

24 - Action re-installed in piano.