Welcome to Ralph Thorn Pianos IMG_20170725_145326

Piano Service Since 1975 – Piano Rebuilding and Tuning  – Historic Instrument Specialist, located close to Strathroy ON CA

Serving counties of Middlesex and Lambton (Ontario, Canada)

Please explore this site!  View the Portfolio page to learn about piano interiors and our rebuilding work. 

March 2023 Update

I  provide tuning and repair service to all makes and conditions of pianos, and have a large purpose-built workshop fully equipped to provide every aspect of piano rebuilding except cabinet refinishing.

At this time I am not taking on any new clients within London city, although I will continue to service outlying areas as well as Strathroy.  I will gladly provide names of technicians servicing London, St. Thomas and points east.  Please feel free to contact me about any piano-related matter, including advice on purchase or sale.

Upcoming Project – Fandrich Upright model 122

A limited run hand-crafted upright rarely seen in Canada, this model closely captures the performance feel of a grand piano in an upright form.  The bass sound is outstanding!  Repetition is amazingly fast and the action is liquid and light.  This satin ebony finished upright will be for sale before the summer, at a price lower than that of a high-quality smaller piano.


Feature photo above, July 2019:    Heintzman model A upright built in 1909, action rebuilt by Ralph Thorn Pianos.  Moths and beetles had damaged most felt and cloth components, thus requiring a very comprehensive rebuilding of all mechanical aspects.  All felt, cloth and leather parts in the action and keyboard were replaced, only the original wood and metal remained.  A rebuilt piano can look like new, sound and play like new.  The four piano players in the house are very happy!  Below are two more photos of the same project.

Background photo: Strings of a 1880’s square grand rebuilt by Ralph Thorn

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