Posts Tagged ‘frame’


First job today was to paint the black lettering (using enamel) on the Style-X frame. Quite a fiddly job, but satisfying! The frame is now ready to return to the case. (I just need to finish the case now…!)

Written on December 12th, 2012. 0 Comments

Stringing tools…

I needed rather more stringing tools than usual for this piano! I usually use just one pair of pliers for a start…

The piano is now fully strung, and will have muting blocks (to damp the non-speaking part of the string between the tuning screws and the “capo” bar) fitted later today before the task of bringing the piano up to pitch begins.

Written on August 31st, 2012. 2 Comments


After far too long in storage, my 1909 Blüthner Style-X ( 7’6″/228cm) was put back on its feet! I played it for about 10 minutes before the “teardown” process began…

Have a look under the “Current” heading for what’s going on at the moment.

Written on May 19th, 2012. 2 Comments

No.1 of 88…

Note No.27 is the first to be strung on this Blüthner – only 87 more to do….!

Written on March 16th, 2012. 0 Comments

Frame fitted…

The newly fitted frame seen here tied down (all screws fitted), awaiting “dressing” (fitting the wooden and felt parts).

Written on March 15th, 2012. 0 Comments

Blüthner 72917….

Now in the showroom

Written on January 23rd, 2012. 0 Comments

Work begins on the next Blüthner….

A 1910 Style VIII Blüthner in an ebonised (black, full grain polish) case. Seen here just about to have the frame removed.

Written on December 13th, 2011. 0 Comments

Tuning crank….

Starting the fine tuning on Blüthner N0.72917.

Written on November 10th, 2011. 0 Comments

“Style-V” post…

Written on November 1st, 2011. 0 Comments

Blüthner frame screws…

Written on September 20th, 2011. 0 Comments

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