Do you have a piano at home that needs a professional tune-up?;Do you want to return your piano to its original sound? - how sounded when you bought it?, or put it in showroom condition? The tuner establishes 'equal temperament' afterwhich the octaves are brought into unison with the equal tempered scale. Bringing a piano to 'Pitch' is an issue with older pianos and needs to be carefully discussed prior to proceeding.
ABCON Pianos 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. A house call for assessment of a piano or a pianola is $100-00.
The pianola - product of the previous era - 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. The time and expertise involved in pianola restoration is demanding and extensive. 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 undertaking.
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. Traditional walnut veneer surfaces are our main concernWe 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.