Regular investment employee skills makes us a one-of-a-kind operation that builds on the value of our Canadian and American woods. Many European and Asian manufacturers would rather have us restore their pianos than return them to their countries of origin. Although replacing crucial components is an important part of piano restoration, few repair technicians are willing to take the risk. Among piano experts, Pianos Bolduc stands out in particular for its expertise in manufacturing and replacing pinblocks and soundboards—two of the most vital piano components.
A piano which would not hold in tune is of no interest to the pianist. In fact, this crucial part, not visible to the pianist, however plays a major role. Seasonal and temperature changes as well as the frequency of tunings influence the long-term life of the pinblock. The structure of the plate together with the pinblock hold 250 tuning pins and add up to 20 tons of tension. For loose pins, it is possible to install a larger size of tuning pins. But eventually, if the tuning still does not hold, the replacement of the pinblock is the solution to give your piano a second life.
They say that the soundboard is the soul of the piano, because the quality of the soundboard has a huge impact on how the piano’s sound is projected. The soundboard amplifies string vibrations and harmoniously distributes frequencies to create a rich and balanced sound. It’s essential that the soundboard be in good condition to faithfully transmit a rich and generous sound.
Thanks to our expertise, equipment, and know-how, we provide outstanding restoration services for the general public as well as professionals. Many piano technicians even hire us to deal with certain steps in the piano reconstruction process so they can focus on other tasks that do not require as much specialized equipment.
You would be surprised to hear your old piano with new strings. They restore the beautiful ringing sound of your piano and recover the power and brilliance. Old and rusty strings reduce noticeably the quality and wavelength of the sound. The replacement of the strings is normally doubled with the replacement of the tuning pins and the pinblock.
For a detailed estimate of the work needed to restore your piano, contact us at 1-888-397-5057 for the Quebec area and 1 855-488-5767 for the Montreal area.