Do you have a piano at home that needs a professional tune-up? Really there is no other 'tune-up' than 'professional';Do you want to return your piano to its original sound? - just like it sounded when you bought it?, or put it in showroom condition? All pianos required the expertise of a practiced tuner to establish 'equal temperament' afterwhich, all the octaves require being brought into unison with the strings used to establish the equal tempered scale. All modern music uses this scale which has an international pitch of A 440 - or C52 -523 BCPS. Bringing a piano to 'Pitch' is an issue with older pianos and needs t be carefully discussed prior to proceeding.
ABCON Pianos is offers 'tuning' and 'servicing' to your piano in the Melbourne metropolitan region. This experienced service - offered since 1981 - is prompt and reliable; the 'traditional service' is offered which involves the removal of the keys prior to tuning, and performing vaccuuming to the keybed - the keys are then replaced and the keyboard checked for 'lost motion'. If there is any lost motion found then it requires rectification and extra charges apply. All areas of the Melbourne metropolitan area are encompassed in this service. Minor 'in situ' repairs and regulation are minimally extra to a basic tuning charge, while restoration estimates may be offered in the event of an instrument meriting such concerns; pin tightening involves extra charges.
The pianola is still very much in vogue despite being a product of the previous era and depends upon effective air pressure in order to function well. Pianolas which have not been previously renovated are ALL well due for RESTORATION: we can delicately replace the fine rubberised cloth / retube / and generally restore the pianola to its original glory and functioning along with upgrade to the piano 'action' should you so desire. PROPER TUNING to the pianola requires the removal of the pianola chest / the cleaning underneath the keys and then tuning as well as the adjustment to lost motion in the keys; Again minor repairs and regulation are minimally extra to the pianola tuning fee. Those of you who are seriously interested in getting the pianola going again must be well prepared for the expense it involves as the craftsman must needs pass many many hours in the processes aforementioned to effect proper air-tightness. This is difficlt for the client to comprehend and all trust must needs be placed in the advisor who claims to be able to effect such feats.Although it is desirble for the instrument to be removed to a 'workshop' area it is not imperative; the parts may alternatively be removed and re-installed after 'renovation' and 'upgrading'. In this instance the client must be prepared to allow the tuner to have suitable access for such performance.
Pianos of the previous era all bear veneered french-polished surfaces, unlike modern Asian pianos with the black glossy finishes. Quality European / American / Australian and English pianos are often worthy of re-polishing. At Abcon (PIANO TUNING MELBOURNE) we can collect and re-polish your piano to your satisfaction thereby restoring your instrument to its original grandeur. The cost for repolising to an upright piano is determined by the extent of the preparation. Instruments are typically a few months away for correct polishing; this is due to the fact that in a temperate climate each application will need a day or so to dry in between coats - more in colder weeather - after the preparation has been performed. This type of work to the case of the piano cannot be performed in situ but must needs be removed to an area dedicated to the process. Traditional walnut veneer surfaces are easier to restore than a black finish when French Polish is being used. We do not deal with the modern 'two-pack' finishesWe can however, restore your classic piano case with a sensible modern gloss or semi-gloss finish using modern spraying techniques. This is claimed to be more durable than the classic French Polished surface.