Recently I was contacted by one of the educational facilities here in Vancouver with a request to restore the grand piano located in the auditorium. After inspection to determine if this instrument was a worthy project, the administration accepted my restoration proposal.
Over the next two months this instrument will be dismantled completely, then re-assembled with the new parts and components required to complete the project.
Built in 1911 this is a 6 ft. (1.8m) grand in original condition. While the structural components of this piano are in relatively good shape, the cabinet and all of the moving parts that make up the action and keyboard and the string work are all signifigantly worn.
There will be postings to this blog several times a week with new photos of the repairs and techniques performed. Gradually over the next 10 weeks this project will be completed.
As school is now out for the summer break we will begin when the movers bring the instrument to the shop. Most likely this will be in the next couple of days.
Here is the photo set of the piano in the condition that it was found. Lots of repairs to do!