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Pitch Raising, & Voicing - we service
& repair all types of acoustic pianos - grand, baby
grand, upright, or spinet... in NY NJ and CT
Repairs & Regulation
(Action) - there are over 9,000 parts
that compose the average piano - including key pieces like
the keyboard, strings, soundboard, bridge, damper, pedal,
hammer, etc. Action
Regulation is essential for optimum performance... Pictures of Piano Action before and After repair
Restoration - as a fine wine ages with
time, so does the wood of a piano. Older, hand-made
pianos are often tonally superior to even the finest new
pianos available...and well worth preserving.
& Polishing - add to the appeal
of your piano, while enhancing its natural beauty...
Estimates - if you would like to purchase
a piano or sell your piano, then only way to know the exact
value of your instrument is to have a piano technician perform
a full inspection and written appraisal on the instrument...
Buying & Selling
- broken hinge? busted wheel or caster?
torn cushion or broken bench? We can special order
supplies to fulfill your parts & accessories needs.
Rentals - Short/Long
Term - looking to rent a piano for
a day, week, month, or even year? Call us for a free
quote - and don't forget to ask about our Rent w/Option
to Buy package.
Moving - Local/Nationwide
- we take great care in relocating pianos,
whether the distance is down a floor, down the hall or several
states away. We are properly scheduled and
dedicate ourselves fully to every job, moving one piano
at a time.
- if you're having home repairs performed or you're
relocating, don't take the risk of piano damage. Let
us store your upright or grand piano in our brand new climate-controlled
storage and warehouse facility.
- now, the same professional tri-state coverage
is available for music lessons as it is for quality piano
service, and with the same quick availability and prompt
scheduling that you’re used to from Amadeus Piano
Keys - Piano key restoration and custom replacement.
Piano Ivory Keys fixed, color and shade matching, Preserve
the antique ivory keytops or replace for plastic and ivory
Climate & Humidity
Control Systems - piano actions are
composed mainly of wood & felt, materials highly susceptible
to environmental changes. Amadeus Piano Co., Inc.
is the proud recipient of the Field Expert Award by Dampp-Chaser
Corp., the leading manufacturer of climate control systems.
Custom Antique Furniture restoration, Refinishing &
Polishing - antique yacht interiors, aviation interiors,
automotive interiors. All types of veneers available.
Rare breeds of fine woods including rosewoods, ebony, all
burl veneers, piano finish on kitchens and interiors.
For Service in NY, Please call to schedule a piano tuning at (800)33-TUNER or (800)338-8637
for Service in Suffolk County, Long Island including the Hamptons and Montauk, call (631)665-8613
for Piano Service in Westchester and Connecticut, Please call our Stamford office at (203)569-5078
In order to keep proper string tension, every piano must
be tuned at least twice per year, if moderately used.
For heavy or professional use more frequent service is required.
In concert halls and recording studios, the piano is typically
tuned before each performance. The tuning schedule
should coincide with the heating cycle of the room in which
the piano is located. After the beginning of a heating
cycle, in the fall, allow the piano to acclimate to the
new humidity level for two to three weeks and then have
it tuned. Likewise, after the end of a heating cycle,
in the spring, wait two to three weeks after the heat has
been turned off and then have it tuned.
Need a Piano Tuner?
Please call us at (800)33-TUNER to set up a convenient appointment.
New customers, ask
about free estimate & appraisal
pin blocks Remanufactured for a superior grip and precise,
even tuning. With cracks in the pinblock, the
piano will stop holding it's tuning and will go out of tune
more and more often until it's not serviceable. Click
on the photos below to see what a cracked tuning pin block
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asked piano maintenance questions and more
IS MY PIANO IN TUNE?
Click on the Tuning
Fork to hear a perfect A440 pitch and play an "A"
on your piano at the same time. If you hear
a pattern of repeating beats, your piano is out of
tune! If the "A" note on your piano
sounds like a completely different note, your piano
may need a
pitch -raise. Please call us at (800)33-TUNER
for a free consultation with a piano tuner or technician
or to schedule an appointment for a piano tuning
We have a piano tuner in your area of New
York New Jersey Connecticut, call (800)33-TUNER
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The working mechanism of the modern acoustic piano is made
from the same materials as those used in the manufacturing
of the first pianos - over 300 years ago. The main
components of the action are wood and felt. Even the
most famed and modern piano manufacturing facilities fully
assemble the mechanism by hand. Because of its construction,
the piano action is liable to be affected not only by mechanical
wear and tear, but also by the ever-changing temperature
and humidity levels surrounding the piano. In order
to prolong the life of the action and its optimal performance,
most manufacturers recommend that the action be regulated
at least once every two years. Depending on the climate
and use, the schedule may be more frequent. This job
should only be performed by highly-trained, qualified technicians
because the quality and the life of the action depends on
the precision of the regulation. More pictures of Piano Actions
(below, from left to right) The first picture
below illustrates the difference between hammers and dampers that
have been re-shaped, and those that are worn. The second
picture below is taken from the reverse side of an upright piano
action - here you can clearly see the misalignment of the whippens
- causing such problems as sticking keys, added noise, etc.
The third picture is an example of how an amateur piano technician
repaired a broken hammer with a hollow metal shaft - proper technique
would require complete replacement of the hammer shank.
The fourth picture is an example of another quick-fix by an amateur
- using drinking straws to hold a broken hammer in place.
Both techniques actually weaken the hammer and can cause undue
wear to the action. Unlike some who claim to be our competition,
our technicians are skilled craftsmen who would never sacrifice
quality for a fast buck - we fix it right the first time!
In a field such as piano repair and restoration, there are few
places for formal education and training. Many people learn
the trade from their parents, hence the establishment of firms
ending in " & Sons," which was commonplace in the
piano industry. There used to be a surge in the education
of piano tuners and technicians in the wake of war, where people
who lost their sight could use their ears for piano tuning and
be productive and self-reliant again, but now there are only a
handful of schools offering such education. A piano technician
must first be a musician. In order to be able to repair a piano
to the specifications of the musician, especially for tone adjustment,
tuning, and voicing, you must be able to play the piano very well.
The Piano Technician should be able to diagnose the structural
condition of the piano by playing it, he/she must know what the
instrument should feel like when it's properly adjusted, in order
to be able to communicate with and understand the customer who
is a musician. Many technicians who call themselves professionals
are simply amateurs or who only have partial and limited knowledge.
Don't let them experiment on your valued piano.
Here's an example of a letter
to us from a technician who's been in the field for over 30
"As a thirty year piano technician I feel obligated to
comment on something you've written concerning hammershank
repair for an upright piano.
You said it's an amateur's "quick fix" repair and
"wouldn't hold up in the long run." Well,
in my experience that's totally wrong. If the straw
is used with a super glue (or even an aliphatic resin like
tight bond )and the straw is of the proper diameter to ensure
a tight connection of both shank segments it DOES hold up
over time as I myself have discovered. In fact, this
splicing technique may be superior to using the brass sleeves
that have been sold by supply houses. The only time
it would fail is if the shank break isn't clean and too close
to the hammer. In that instance, replacing the shank
with a new one would be the only long term secure option."
If this technician was a pro, he would understand that
in order to function properly, a hammer shank doesn't just
have to be there, but it has to be flexible. It's true that
if you dress it with a straw and some "super glue,"
it will exist for some time, but by no standards will it be
able to perform its proper function, altering the sound by
hardening and dulling the sound, not to mention the ugly look
of a drinking straw in your piano! Lets call it what it is,
a quick fix, which is an amateur's way out of a situation.
We say: either do it right, or don't do it at all! It takes
the same amount of time for a professional technician to replace
the hammer shank that it takes to put a drinking straw on
it. Lets remember that a piano is more than some antique machine.
It has to work, yes. But it also has to maintain its value
and aesthetic look and sound.
No Quick Fix Lubricants!
If your piano technician is about to spray
a lubricant into your piano, aside from pedal mechanisms and such,
please stop them and ask what they're about to do. There
is just about no reason for a piano technician to spray a lubricant
into your piano's action. The mechanism is lubricated by graphite,
a dry lubricant applied when the piano action is taken apart.
Most types of other grease, such as WD40 will deteriorate action
felt and wood and cause further sticking of keys, odor, etc. The
worst effect of these sprays is that the damage on felt and wood
is irreversible. Replacement of parts today is very expensive,
especially on antique pianos. If your piano technician's
reply includes: it will stop the keys from sticking, throw them
out of your home immediately, and tell them that we said to do
so! Sticking keys are a sign of a problem such as misalignment.
The piano mechanism is not designed to be aided with such lubrication.
If all parts are assembled and aligned correctly, the keys will
not stick. The other potential cause of sticking keys is the change
in humidity, which is not fixed with lubrication either.
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Over time, the condition of a piano may get beyond that
which is repairable through regular maintenance. This
depends on factors such as the age, use, and location of
the instrument. The piano may lose its sound quality,
its ability to hold its tuning, its look, and ultimately
its value. There are many ways to restore or rebuild
your piano. The main objective in the restoration
or rebuilding of a piano is to bring back the quality of
the sound, precision and sensitivity of the action, and
the look and value of the instrument. Pianos are built
to be individual in nature, and therefore age differently
at their own pace depending on the various factors mentioned
above. While some people may think that there is no
point to fix an old piano when there are many new, nice
looking, accessibly priced pianos on the market - most professional
musicians believe this to be a fallacy. The prime
benefit of old instruments are the quality of the wood with
which they were built. This wood was properly aged
from 30 to 50 years, sometimes more, depending on the manufacturer.
Moreover, old pianos were built almost entirely by hand,
emphasizing the individuality of each instrument.
Hence, the sound quality of a relatively inexpensive older
piano can compete with the sound of the most expensive modern
piano. Our company is fully equipped and able to restore
or rebuild your piano to the highest industry standards.
Piano Legs, Music Desks, Piano Lid, Piano
Pedals, Fallboards, and the piano case can be customized
and redesigned to match your favorite style. Carved
and Art-deco pianos are worth far more on the market.
| * Refinishing & Polishing- we are
experts in the many different types of lacquers and finishes
that create the outer beauty of your piano. Allow us to rejuvenate
your pianos physical splendor.
* When considering the refinishing of your pianos, you should
know about the various products and methods available to you,
as well as what is appropriate for your particular piano.
Traditionally, the object of refinishing a piano is to restore
the original look of the instrument. However, some customers
change the color of the piano to make it match the furniture
in their homes. While this is possible, professionals usually
don't recommend changing solid colors (black, white, etc.)
to wood finishes (mahogany, walnut, oak) since removing a
solid base color may reveal some damages, imperfections, or
mismatched patterns in the original wood. There are many types
of lacquers and finishes available on the market, such as:
regular lacquer, polyurethane, water-based finishes, and polyester.
For antique, highly-detailed, carved, or ornamented pianos,
many prefer a French polish. This is a hand-refinishing technique
performed by applying and buffing out multiple coats of alcohol-based
lacquers, the way pianos were finished many years ago. Our
customers are welcome to choose any type of finish they prefer.
Piano Finish is known to be the highest-quality type of refinishing
available. The amount of preparation work and the standards
for the application of each coat are much greater than in
the automotive, home, and aviation industries.
Our refinishing and restoration services are also available
for all types of furniture, kitchens, automobile and marine
interiors, airplane interiors, please call us at your convenience
at (800)338-8637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org regarding
your refinishing or restoration project.
Similar to wear-and-tear on automobiles, there
are certain factors that affect the value of your piano.
These factors include the brand, age, location, service
record, lighting, damage, use, etc.
If you would like to purchase a piano or sell
your piano, then only way to know the exact value of your
instrument is to have a piano technician perform a full
inspection and written appraisal on the instrument - this
service can be ordered by clicking the link below.
Your will receive a written copy of the appraisal, as well
as a full estimate for any repairs, restoration, or refinishing
that are deemed necessary during inspection. As always,
the prices are extremely competitive and Amadeus Piano Co.,
Inc. will honor them at any time.
Are you looking to sell your piano - then list it with
us! Our listing service is $39.99 for a 3-month listing
on our website. We provide this listing service for
our customers as an alternative to high-price consignment,
where a piano dealer not only charges a percentage of the
sale price as commission, but also maintenance and delivery
fees after housing your piano. Click the List
My Piano link at the top of the page for more
information. -browse customer listings here
Purchasing a piano privately can be an arduous task, and
we can help! Since a piano is usually a once-in-a-lifetime
type of purchase, most people invite along a piano tuner
or technician to see whether or not the piano is worth purchasing
and what the necessary repair costs are, if any. See
Appraisals & Estimates
above for more information.
See our own lineup of pianos for sale - simply click on
the Pianos link
above to browse through new pianos, used pianos, even customers
listing their own pianos. At Amadeus Piano Co., Inc.
we believe everyone should enjoy the privilege of owning
a piano - so we offer flexible financing alternatives as
low as $34.99/month* and rentals starting at $39.99/month*,
call 1-800-33TUNER for details.
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| Short-Term Rentals:
whether you're renting a piano for a day, a week, or a month
- we at Amadeus Piano Co., Inc. have a wide assortment of
pianos available to meet your needs. Unlike our competitors,
when you call for a quote you get the final all-inclusive
price including the instrument rental fee, round-trip moving
fees, and on-site tuning - with no hidden charges.
need a piano for 6 months or more? Save money with
our long-term rental rates - you get discounted maintenance
& moving and we throw in the first tuning for free!
And unlike owning a piano, you'll never have to pay for
major repairs or restoration - we cover it! And if
the instrument ever approaches irreparable condition - we
will provide for a replacement.
With our "Rent w/Option to Buy"
package, we will apply up to 6 months rental fees towards
the purchase of the piano. Now you can not only try
before you buy, but save on expensive financing fees as
Available for Rent Now!
At Amadeus Piano Co., Inc., we pride ourselves
on the safe transportation and relocation of all acoustic
pianos (antique, player pianos, or other keyboard instruments).
Our Local coverage area includes the entire North East /
New England area - New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania,
Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine,
Maryland, Delaware, D.C., Virginia, and West Virginia.
Our Long-Distance coverage area reaches far beyond just
New England; we can now provide nationwide service from
the West Coast to the East Coast, and anywhere in-between.
Piano moving is a complicated and technical
task which demands a great deal of human strength and dedication
to the art of transporting the value, beauty and essence
of a piano. All acoustic pianos are made from different
selections of wood, therefore each instrument is “one
of a kind” and cannot be replaced if damaged - we
appreciate and accept that responsibility. We understand
the invested and sentimental value of your piano and always
treat it like our own. A safe trip is assured, as
your precious cargo is secured within one of our fleet’s
vehicles. Your piano will be carefully packaged and
carried, with no detail spared. We are properly scheduled
and dedicate ourselves fully to every job, moving one piano
at a time.
Here for a Free Quote on your Long-Distance Piano Move
Here for a Free Quote on your Local Piano Move (North East
/ New England)
Our new state-of-the-art Piano storage
and Piano restoration
facility is now open for business! Because of the
larger space, we're now able to offer climate-controlled
piano storage starting at $60.00 per month, plus the cost
of delivery. Since we provide the moving and storage,
greater discounts for piano restoration and repairs are
also available. Within the same facility, your piano
can be restored and wait for you in our climate-controlled
storage rooms. While in storage, piano tuning is also
available - to keep up the string tension at all times.
If you're having home repairs performed or
you're relocating, don't take the risk of piano damage.
Let us store your upright or grand piano in our brand new
climate-controlled storage and warehouse facility.
|Now, the same professional Tri-State coverage
is available for music lessons as it is for quality piano
service, and with the same quick availability and prompt scheduling
that you’re used to from Amadeus Piano Co., Inc.
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Piano Maintenance Costs
Protect your piano from humidity extremes with the proven
Piano Life Saver System. More than a piece of fine
furniture, your piano is a precision instrument. Its
more than 9,000 individual parts are uniquely susceptible
to changes in humidity. Yet very few homes are kept
at the constant 42% humidity level necessary for the maintenance
of optimum sound reproduction. Instead, high humidity
can cause the keys to stick and the strings to rust.
Central heating reduces moisture to unsafe levels, impairing
wood quality and causing rattling keys, slipping pins and,
eventually, a cracked soundboard. Under these conditions,
it is impossible for even the finest pianos to maintain
tuning stability. Because the piano mechanism is enclosed
in a cabinet, it can be protected by a simple internal system
independent of external conditions. Now, with the
installation of an automatic humidity control system from
you can keep your piano in a safe, stable environment, and
save hundreds of dollars in repairs and maintenance in the
years ahead and double its life.
Amadeus Piano Co., Inc. is the proud recipient of the Field
Expert Award by Dampp-Chaser,
the leading manufacturer of climate control systems.
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part name above to highlight that part.
How a Humidity Control System works:
(as illustrated on a grand
Grand Piano Humidity Control System installs neatly and
out of sight on all grand pianos, even on the concert stage.
The 5-part Piano Life Saver® System is controlled by
Humidistat which regulates both the Humidifier and Dehumidifier
as each is needed to maintain the piano manufacturer's recommended
relative humidity. The maintenance-free dehumidifier
installs under the soundboard, circulating warm air to eliminate
excessive humidity. The humidifier combines a 1-gallon
water reservoir with a silent evaporative system that releases
moisture inside the piano when the environment becomes too
dry. A low water warning light alerts you when it
is time to refill tank. An Easy Fill Watering Kit
Here for a Free Quote on your Long-Distance Piano Move
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