> 'Allo - St(...)way behind in the mail department, as elsewhere.
> Up here in the far left corner, we have a piano rebuilder who is
> big into hotrodding pianos.
I once posted the following excerpt from
The Art of Pianomaking, a multi-lingual brochure published
by Steingraeber & So:hne, Bayreuth,
to the fortepiano list.
(Sorry for those subscribers to more than onelist
who already didn't like it then.
Steingraeber, btw, does not have an Umlaut but an ae - but actually
I'm the one who doesn't need to mention this.)
Here we goe
"NEW PIANOS FOR OLD - Do you ha[v]e a family heirloom you can call your
own? Or perhaps you have bought yourself a piano which is beautiful but
unplayable? - Often the beauty of a particular piano as a piece of
furniture is very much at odds with the condition of the instrument
inside. - If you want to keep YOUR historical instrument, you should
install a new Steingraeber inside the old piano. - You should not
subject yourself - and certainly not your children - to an obsolete
action, too low a pitch or a rickety keyboard. - Using parts of the
historical piano, a completely new Steingraeber upright comes into
being. This is possible with Models 122, 130 and 138. Nor does this work
cost more than the cheapest 'Classical' version of each of these models
- the brightening up of the old woodwork being included in the price.
Any work going beyond this costs extra, as does the replacement of any
missing parts. - Your Steingraeber dealer will be happy to advise you."
What a about the name boards?
The world exists for the education of each man. - ( Emerson, History )