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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...

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...

Key-bushings are made from bearing cloth and sit within the mortises of the wooden keys, between the wood and the pins on the key frame; which serve to keep the keys on track. Without key bushings the keys would clatter against these pins.

Over time the k...

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