1957 Winter Studio Piano

January 31, 2011

This Winter studio upright piano is starting to come back to life in my shop. Starting in 1957, it was a school piano. When I bought it, the case was really banged up, but the piano itself had been well maintained. From notes in the piano, it appears that it got new hammers in the ’80s. And the lack of wear indicates that it’s had an easy life these past 30 years. I gave it a new black lacquer finish of “family room quality” — not showroom quality. I’m pleased with the looks. Next up are new keytops and key bushings. After completing the keytops, bushings, and regulation, this will be a great family piano.