The rebuild of Stieff (Serial number 28334) commenced in my shop in March of 2015. The piano was originally manufactured by the Charles Stieff Company of Baltimore in 1911. The rebuild project will be complete: including stringing, pinblock, soundboard and action.
Stieff 28334: A log of the rebuilding effort
Duane McGuire, RPT
I love pianos: as a musician, as a technician, and as a craftsman. The joy of my profession is to bring out the best in every piano I encounter.
Words to Live by
The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. --James Michener