Austin Texas piano tuning and repair since 2005. Complete piano care, knowledge and expertise. 7 years of professional piano servicing. Providing piano repair, piano care and piano servicing in Austin Texas and surrounding areas. Over 7 years of piano services. Offering piano repair and care for Austin surrounding areas

Soundboard Repairs

Posted by on July 8, 2012 in Blog | 0 comments

Soundboard Repairs

After 102 years of dutiful service, this soundboard could go no further, in any fashion, as part of a musical instrument without thorough restoration. Fluctuation in humidity, causing many cycles of expansion and contraction, had created many long and wide cracks in this soundboard. As well, original glue joints connecting the bridges and ribs to the soundboard had been severely compromised. The sound such a piano would produce is easily imagined; the string’s tonal vibrations are only mildly amplified, but, cause much rattling and buzzing of loose wood.
Seen from above, mini go-bars exert clamping pressure to reunite bridge and soundboard after extensive repairs. The light wood lines show where a repair has been made. A spruce shim is meticulously fit into each soundboard crack. When all cracks and loose ribs have been repaired the soundboard will return to its drum like state, moving and projecting sound as a single body.

Leave a Comment