Your new Kawai piano needs to have the “Preparation Checklist” carried out after it is unboxed. A grand piano contains some 10,000 parts, and will have had a long journey from the manufacturing facilities to your retailer.Continue reading “Should I Register my Kawai warranty?”
One of the first questions that people ask when looking to buy a piano, is whether they should buy brand new, or look for an older instrument.Continue reading “Should I Buy a New Piano?”
It is not always worth doing a major restoration on a piano that was not of a high quality to begin with, however even a lesser piano may be revived by tuning and repairs to extend its life until a better instrument can be found.Continue reading “Is My Piano Worth Restoring?”
The year of manufacture of well-known brand name pianos can often be calculated from its serial number.Continue reading “How Old is My Piano?”
Voicing is the manipulation of a piano’s hammers to even out a piano’s overall tone. It can also be carried out to brighten or soften the character of a piano’s tone depending on the environment that it’s sitting in. Voicing can often address common complaints such as a ‘piano sounding tinny’, ‘too harsh’ or ‘too muffled’.
Regulation is the adjustment of the piano’s action to ensure a smooth and even touch throughout the keyboard.Continue reading “What is piano regulation?”
We recommend having your piano tuned twice a year and at a minimum, once a year. If your piano is getting constant and heavy use everyday, it may be possible that your piano would need tuning four times a year, as well as extra maintenance to keep the piano in shape.
Contrary to what many people think, pianos go out of tune due to changes in temperature and humidity, not through playing – unless you’re practising 8 hours a day everyday!