Bosendorfer 174

bosendorfer

A Golden Age Bosendorfer grand piano ranks among the most stylish of objects. The “Gatsby” period of the famous Viennese maker sees some of the sweetest toned and effortlessly stylish pianos ever made.

This 1926 5ft 7in model has been painstakingly rebuilt in every detail and is ready to give another 80 years of pleasure.

£37,500

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Complete with matching adjustable stool, UK mainland delivery & 10 year guarantee.

Piano Restoration at Yorkshire Pianos

Piano restoration” can be a complicated area to understand for a customer. Different retailers may use the term to mean different things. This can often account for wildly different prices for seemingly similar pianos. “Fully restored”, “reconditioned”, “refurbished”, “rebuilt” – what do all these terms mean?

To make life simple at Yorkshire Pianos we only deal in completely rebuilt period pianos. It’s best to think of this as a new piano in an old case. This represents the best of both worlds, the beauty of period materials and craftsmanship with the accuracy of a new mechanism. The original tone of the instrument is preserved through using identical parts and if at all possible reparation of soundboard rather than replacement.

Sadly, pianos do not last for ever. It is a popular misconception that a piano will last indefinitely. It is true, they do have a very long lifespan perhaps 60 or 70 years but after this time they will be worn out and, more importantly will no longer “hold their tuning”. A piano may look and even sound wonderful but if it no longer stays in tune then it is much like a shiny car that no longer goes along!

The replacement of the pinblock (also called wrest plank) helps provide a new lease of life for a piano and ensures tuning stability. A replacement of this sort is a major undertaking and well beyond the scope of most piano restoration workshops. Yorkshire pianos incorporates the manufacturing facility of Cavendish Pianos which provides the most comprehensive piano restoration service in the UK.

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