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STEINWAY MODEL B (1963) Black high polished ebony

This Steinway has recently left our workshops after having a full restoration.

The following pictures show part of the restoration process; the casework has also been re-polished in high gloss black to factory quality finish.

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The completed piano

New action fitted to re-covered keys - prior to key wood cleaning

Key height set and keys levelled. New S&S key tops including new solid ebony sharps.

Plate (frame) prior to restoration

The plate after application of primer and hours of sanding / smoothing. Note the hitch pins are masked to protect them from over-spray

Completed plate with Steinway specification gild top coat; the plate is dressed with new felts, new brass Agraffe studs and re-lettered

This Steinway has been fitted with new plate bolts.

Preparing for the old soundboard varnish to be removed, prior to main lid being removed

Bare soundboard - after old varnish removal

Soundboard with final coat of varnish prior to burnishing

Soundboard varnish cut back with progressively finer grades of wet n' dry paper and then further cut-in with 3 grades of burnishing and polishing creams to give a beautiful flat, smooth and shiny finish

The completed piano

Finishing touches made to the tuning, voicing and action regulation

Final quality inspection prior to its delivery to the client

Steinway model B plate restored, re-gilded, re-lettered, re-felted, new Agraffe studs fitted - and all ready to be reinstalled back into the piano!

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