Clementi Square Piano

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Clementi square piano with lid raised

If you have a piano that looks like this, congratulations, you have an instrument that is quite rare in Australia. If you would like to have it totally restored, then you have come to the right place.

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Restoration of a Collard & Collard square piano

This is a restoration diary for a Collard and Collard (late Clementi) Square Piano.

Collard & Collard (late Clementi) Nameboard
External cabinet & key cover

Upon first inspection it was realised that the instrument was in a very run-down condition. The cabinet, the action and the keys were all suffering from many years of use and perhaps misuse. This is going to be a major job to restore the piano back to playing condition.

Collard & Collard Square Piano

The initial task is to remove the action, keys etc for cleaning and to assess the overall condition and determine the work that needs to be done.