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#3173011 11/24/21 01:19 PM
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Hi everyone,

I'm curious as to what different types of decals out there are. My Steinway's decal (which I assume was applied after refinishing) seems to be on the surface with a papery feel. Aside from this type, I've also seen inlaid brass and a stick and peel type. What is commonly available now?

Also what is the current state of the Steinway decal ban? Will Steinway sell a decal to technician, and what kind are they?

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Tyson,

Look into stenciling your own. It can be done and is functionally equivalent to "restoring" the original (not application of a decal which is the substance of the "ban".

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I think pretty much all new pianos have laser-cut inlays. The older varnish decals are no longer available. Some old may have been metal leaf branded into the finish of the piano, and then overcoated with coats of clear finish.

There are methods of making a decal from a digital photograph which seem quite doable, which is probably the way I would go now if I wanted to reproduce one that is not available.


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Thank you for the info - I'll look into these methods.


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There are "authentic" Steinway brass logos for sale on ebay.....rather expensive -I don't know how they are affixed.


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According to SS letter to all techs these people should be reported to SS so they can be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The SS wants to know.

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I was surprised not to find them on Aliexpress (seeing as how you can buy whole grand pianos on there).


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One must know the right channels...

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I suspected that might be the case.


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Originally Posted by Tyson Armstrong
I suspected that might be the case.


Pierce Piano Atlas’ listing on eBay states they can make any custom decal


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