Rebuild of Adam Schaff Player 52030
The photos which follow show new hammers installed in the action and regulation in progress.
After completing work on the bottom board and keyframe, I’m preparing the piano for restringing.
Preparation for Restringing
Additional work to be performed before restringing
- Soundboard cracks will be shimmed
- Separated ribs will be re-glued to the soundboard
- New tuning pin bushings will be installed.
An Adam Schaaf player piano recently arrived in my shop for a complete rebuild. I’ll be doing the piano work, and the player work will go to a player expert. I’m pleased that my client has recognized the need for good piano work to precede good player work. With good piano work, the player mechanism can perform at its best.
Work began with restoration of the keyframe, bottom board, and pedal trap work.