Bechstein model B in Burl Walnut - fully restored



This beautiful instrument by C Bechstein is currently in the process of being rebuilt and is due to be complete in December 2021.

(pictures are of a similar instrument that was previously restored)

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£ 31,999.00

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This piano is undergoing an extensive rebuild to include:

  • The wrest plank is being replaced (along with new wrest pins) to ensure reliable tuning stability for many decades to come
  • The original soundboard is being restored and re-crowned (through drying out to very low relative humidity and repeated shimming with spruce), cleaning and bleaching, varnishing and appropriate Bechstein decals reapplied
  • The bridges have been replaced with new bridges made to the pattern of the original
  • The frame has been stripped and reguilded with Bechstein specification gilding
  • The action is being fully overhauled with new Abel hammers
  • The piano will be fully re-strung
  • The casework is being beautifully restored and finished in a high gloss
  • The keyboard will be deep cleaned and rebushed (balance and front bushings) and the original set of ivory key tops retained.

This piano is suitable for automation with the QRS PNOmationIII self playing system which can be added to the piano after restoration. Please ask for further details and costs.

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