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Many changes have been made to the piano since is was first conceptualised around the year 1700, by the Italian inventor Bartolomeo Cristofori. The original pianoforte is a far-cry from the modern examples that we see today, which is the result of continuous improvemen...

There are two main types of damper arrangements for upright pianos.

Here we will explore the differences between the two, including the reasons why one is preferred over the other. 

Over-Damped

The first variety we will look at is the "over-damped" arrangement.
The most o...

There are two main types of upright piano string arrangement.

Here we will explore the differences between the two, including the reasons one is preferred over the other. 

Straight-Strung


The first variety we will look at is the "straight-strung" arrangement.


The most n...

The upholstery is something that is perhaps not afforded much thought, but we wouldn’t be happy supplying stools or benches with old materials.

The Knight piano company was established in 1936 and very quickly became one of Britain’s favourite manufacturers of fine, high end instruments. 

The K10 is the most famous of Knight's range and is generally considered to be one of the “best upright pianos” ever produce...

A 'capstan' is an adjustable screw which is attached to the back of each key.

The capstan is the first point of contact from the key to the pianos action, thus putting everything else into motion.

Polishing or lubricating capstans is a standard part of our reconditionin...

Recently a few of our customers have asked us why we replace the pedal box felt, as a standard part of our reconditioning process, on all of our pianos before we offer them for sale. 

The purpose of the felt within the pedal boxes is to provide a silent operat...

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