The action is the direct intermediary between the pianist and the
strings and is comprised of many complicated levers of various classes, starting with the keystick and ending with
the hammer. Rebuilding and designing an action is a poetic dance of geometry and weight. The player must have the ability
to control the dynamics and velocity of each note and clusters of notes. Of particular importance is the hammer which must
have an appropriate mass and resiliency to excite the potential range of available sound contained in the string scale and
soundboard assembly. This is why we are strong proponents of hammer sampling, whereby various makes of hammers are auditioned
only once the piano has been strung with its new belly.
Bed keyframe, lubricate & fit dags at backrail
Repair stripped action frame mounting screw holes
Polish keypins & lubricate
(nickel-plated or anodized aluminum)
, front & balance rail
punchings (Crescendo punchings available)
Front & balancerail inlays
*All cleaning is done in our custom beadblasting cabinet with a fine powder at an
appropriate pressure level depending on the material. Metal bearings are polished in the vibratory tumbler.