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Welcome to Piano Craft, the place to go for piano tuning, repair and restoration in Sonoma and Marin counties.
Did you know: Your piano should be tuned at least once a year. Changing seasonal temperatures, along with the 30 or so tons of tension on the strings, cause a piano to go out of tune within a year.
Piano Craft’s care and attention to the needs of your piano includes tuning, and, when necessary, voicing, regulating the keyboard action for proper feel, a thorough interior cleaning, and ensuring that the more than 9,000 pieces which comprise the typical piano are in excellent working condition.
A thorough cleaning of the piano's interior is an important and frequently overlooked aspect of proper piano maintenance. The amount of dust, dirt, pet hair, toys, paper clips, photos, birthday cards, pens, pencils, jewelry, and other items that find their way inside a piano is a source of amazement to many piano owners. Piano Craft strongly recommends that your piano be professionally disassembled and cleaned at least once every five years to ensure proper function and extend its longevity.
When a piano key is depressed, it sets in motion a complex mechanical process that results in a felt mallet, called a hammer, striking the strings to create a sound. The components that make up the key board/hammer mechanism are collectively called the piano's action., Action usually needs to be serviced every 10 to 15 years depending on a variety of variables such as use, environment, initial construction quality, and proper preparations by the initial piano retailer., Action maintenance can include:, Tightening the several hundred screws which hold various parts in place, Cleaning the whole or parts of the action, Polishing various metal parts like capstans and rail pins to reduce friction, Lubrication of various wooden parts, Minor replacement of overly worn parts, Regulation of the mechanics of the action (there are many points which may need to be adjusted to ensure that the action is responsive to the player's needs and that all 88 keys feel and respond the same way)., Occasionally, one or more functional pieces of a piano will fail - a key won't work, a pedal is stuck, a note or string creates a buzzing sound, etc. These problems are almost always minor and relatively easy to repair. There is no charge to have Piano Craft diagnose the problem and provide a detailed written estimate of the repair.