Posts Tagged ‘belly’

Varnished soundboard…

Underside of the Style-X soundboard has been varnished – next job is to glue the board into the case. The wooden buttons in the picture are there to spread the load from the screws helping to hold the bridges onto the board.

Written on September 10th, 2012. 0 Comments

“X” soundboard…

The new soundboard (also known as the “belly”) for the Style-X Blüthner. Seen here in the process of being fitted to the case – it arrives slightly oversized, and is then trimmed all round to fit snuggly to the shape of the piano.

Written on September 8th, 2012. 0 Comments

Bellyhead…

Detail shot of the “bellyhead” on Blüthner No.83988. A rather interesting meeting of spruce, oak, beech, and maple.

Written on March 15th, 2012. 0 Comments

83988….

New soundboard fitted and finished, complete with transfer and serial number. It’s beginning to look like a piano again!

Written on February 29th, 2012. 0 Comments

New soundboard…

Underside of the new soundboard for Blüthner No.83988.

Written on February 27th, 2012. 0 Comments

Ready for the new soundboard…

Inside of Blüthner No.83988 prepared for it’s new soundboard – slips (the wood that the soundboard sits on) cleaned and scraped , and bracings (the large timbers that support the rim of the case) checked for soundness.

Written on February 1st, 2012. 0 Comments

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