Soundboard Repair

Mitch OxfordPiano Rebuilding

Soundboard Repair

At Oxford Piano Service, we have more than 10 years of restoration experience. You can be confident that we will pay meticulous attention to every detail of the rebuilding process. Here are some of the most common elements of a major piano restoration. The Soundboard The soundboard is a thin wooden sheet that amplifies the sound produced by the piano’s strings when they vibrate. It is made of many planks of Sitka Spruce wood that are glued together. Sitka Spruce … Read More

Restringing

Mitch OxfordPiano Rebuilding

Piano Repair Services - Restringing

At Oxford Piano Service, we have more than 10 years of restoration experience. You can be confident that we will pay meticulous attention to every detail of the rebuilding process. Here are some of the most common elements of a major piano restoration: Over time, piano strings can become worn, rusty, and corroded. If you notice that your bass notes sound weak, or your upper octaves have lost their liveliness and dynamic range, it may be time for a new … Read More

Is Your Piano Out of Tune?

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Tuning, tuning piano tone and pitch

A Crash Course in Knowing When to Call a Certified Piano Tuner For the piano owner who wants to maintain and get the most enjoyment out of their piano – but doesn’t want to spend money on unnecessary repairs – the question, “Is my piano out of tune?” is an important one. As a proud owner of the instrument, you want your piano to sound its best. A properly tuned piano invites one to play and brings out the best … Read More

Vertical Piano Regulation

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Repairs and Regulation, technician, tune

Symptoms: The adjustments of your piano action related to touch have not been attended to recently and are causing the piano sluggish, not articulate or less than responsive. Solution: A job of Regulation is needed to restore the action back to its original state. Explanation: To many pianists, a piano’s touch is as important as its tone. Touch refers to the efficiency and responsiveness of the mechanical action of the piano – and what is responsible for giving it its … Read More