PianoCraft has decades of experience and expertise in crafting an entirely new belly for your piano, including a new soundboard, pinblock, bridge caps, strings and all new hardware such as agraffes, tuning pins and even new hitch pins. The materials used are the finest available and include white spruce, sitka spruce and even red Adirondack spruce along with maple and beech pinblocks, maple bridges, German wire, and custom bass strings made for each specific instrument.
Additionally, PianoCraft also has deep experience and expertise in restoring and repairing your existing soundboard with both traditional and cutting-edge techniques that can reintroduce crown as well as revitalize lost resilience.
This unique versatility and skill set allows PianoCraft to match the ideal approach to the needs of the musical instrument to be restored and more importantly, the pianist who will be enjoying it for decades to come.
The new belly will also look stunning with a freshly reguilded plate, hand lettered with brand new hardware and with a brand new finish for the soundboard that not only looks amazing but also improves the sound and longevity of the instrument.
The PianoCraft shop produces bellies that sing with unmatched dynamic range. PianoCraft bellies have workmanship and materials comparable or superior to what is currently produced in the most elite piano factories around the world. More importantly, PianoCraft bellies boast craftsmanship that equals the best of the work being done in the golden age of American piano building by such firms as Steinway and Mason & Hamlin back when their craftsmanship was the stuff of legend.
PianoCraft bellies can be created to be absolutely authentic to the design and materials of the original instrument and can also be custom designed for maximum performance, again, depending on the desires of the pianist.