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Piano restoration on a 1890 Schimmel and Nelson

We just completed a Piano restoration on a 1890 Schimmel and Nelson. We completed this piano in about 10 months. It is just gorgeous! Complete refinish and rebuild! During a piano restoration, we replace the strings, pins, hammers, shanks, and also the dampers (they are not only replaced but improved!) We also replace the pins, bridle straps, leather, felt, and cloth throughout. We did all of that with this piano. The outside is refinished and all the hardware is polished like new again. Another item we usually replace is the the keytops. With this piano, we kept all original ivory with some repairs in a few places. Everything is just looking great. In the end, we are so happy with the final product.
Watch the after video! Piano restoration on a 1890 Schimmel and Nelson
Here are some pictures of the progress along the way

We are often restore a piano for two main reasons: Either it has been passed down through a family for generations and is a family heirloom, or, because a person desires the unique aesthetic of an older piano that is difficult to find in modern pianos. In this particular case, the piano belonged the the customers grandma and she inherited the piano.

If you would like to see this restoration work in action, stop by our piano shop anytime. We love to give tours! If you are interested in this type of work for your own piano, call us today at 801-701-0113. Brigham oversees all rebuilds personally and will ensure your piano gets the best care possible. You can also come visit our piano shop at 1497 S State Street, Orem Utah. To see some of our other piano restorations, visit our Youtube Channel .

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