Posted By: miscrms
Our "Franken" Stein adventure begins... - 02/05/13 12:51 AM
In the name of all that is holy, what is that thing!?! Its like someone grafted a keyboard and spindle legs onto a 1930s jukebox!
Oh dear god, no! It can't be!!! Have they no decency?
OMG, this unnatural assemblage of parts is... ALIVE!
Those who saw my earlier thread, know that we ended our Quest for the $500 Piano with an 1874 Steinway Early Large Scale "mirror" piano. We were looking for something with a colorful character and a nice sound on a shoestring budget. A piano the family could "play" and that I could indulge my fascination with the intersection of mechanics and artistry that a piano is.
We of course opted to move it ourselves, which was certainly an adventure. 6 guys, a rented trailer, borrowed pickup, dollies, straps, blankets and 5 hours later we finally had it home in one piece. And no one even went to the ER!
So far I've removed the action and keys to give a thorough looking over and cleaning, and managed to have it all still work when I got it back together. I give full credit to Reblitz So far we're loving it, its exactly what we had hoped having a piano in our home would be
You can see photos of the disassebly and cleaning here:
My tuning hammer, balance rail felts, replacement string, and misc other bits are arriving today, now I should be able to do some real damage