How long do piano hammers last?
How often should a piano be restrung?
every six months
Are piano strings dangerous?
Re: Are old piano strings dangerous? A piano string stretches very little as tension is applied to it. This means that there is very little energy stored in the string and there would be little or no danger when that energy is released if it were to break.
Are old pianos worth anything?
Like antique books, antique pianos are not worth a lot of money just because they are old. In actuality these old instruments may be worth very little at all. Most antique, upright pianos are worth $500 or less in very good condition. This is because a piano is actually a machine.
How much does it cost to replace a string on a piano?
To restring an entire piano it will cost $1,000 to $10,000 + dollars. An upright might cost $2000 to $4000 to restring, while a baby grand or grand might cost $4000-$10,000. If only certain sections of strings are damaged, then you might not need to restring the whole piano.
What is the best way to sell a used piano?
There are several ways to go about selling a piano, but in my experience some approaches yield better results than others. You may have already considered online classifieds like Craigslist, Offer Up, Facebook Marketplace or the possibility of consigning or selling to a piano store.
Can a piano become Untunable?
It happens. If your piano is old, was poorly manufactured, neglected, or some combination of the three, your piano might be untunable. This is most often a repairable problem. If our technician has deemed your piano to be untunable, we will follow up with a written estimate for repair.
What causes piano strings to break?
Piano strings break for many reasons. Mostly because of too much friction at the bearing points, those points being the tuning pin becket, or the agraffe/pressure bar area. Not very often will a string break at the tied end of the plate hitch pin.
Are old player pianos worth anything?
The Average Value of a regular, unrestored Upright Player Piano varies from about $200-$2000, depending on the type/quality of the cabinet and the reputation of the manufacture. Non-name brand units with all straight lines are the most common and the least valuable.
Do pianos last forever?
The average mass produced piano lasts 30 years. Hand-crafted pianos last substantially longer, often exceeding 50 years. Over time, the piano will need regular tuning, regulation, rebuilding, and other maintenance. A well-maintained piano can last in excess of 100 years.
What is piano wire used for?
It’s used to make such things as fishing lures, orthodontic braces, cheese cutters, and even the wires attached to actors to make them look like they are flying.
Can piano string kill you?
Absolutely. You could kill someone with piano wire, and it has been historically done. For example, one of the July 20 Plot conspirators was hanged with piano wire. People always die so fast in movies when stabbed in the belly.
How much does it cost to replace hammers on a piano?
If all the hammers need to be replaced, the cost is $1000 dollars. It usually takes several weeks to replace hammers as each hammer is taken out of the action and is handled separately.
Do piano strings break?
Yes, piano strings can break. Defects, wear and tear, and playing the piano too aggressively can all contribute to broken strings. There are all kinds of reasons why a piano string can break.
How much does a self playing piano cost?
It costs $99,300 for the 5-foot-7-inch-long, 560-pound Model M Spirio and $133,800 for the 6-foot-10.5-inch, 760-pound Model B Spirio. The piano is a far cry from the days when Rachmaninoff and Stravinsky tickled the ivories.
What do you do with an old piano?
One way to dispose of an old piano is to donate it. However, the size of your piano and the condition that it is in plays a large role in whether or not an organizations will accept your donation. There are many places that accept piano donations, including: Nonprofit organizations.
Are the ivory keys on a piano worth anything?
Indeed, ivory is illegal to buy and sell in most places today. Since ivory is scarce, it makes sense to think that they have some value if in good condition. Sadly, this is far from the case.
Should I tip a piano tuner?
No, it is not the custom to tip the piano tuner.