Welcome to Ralph Thorn Pianos 

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. My tuning practice includes recording studios, teaching studios, churches and schools, but mainly residential customers with all types and ages of pianos.

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.  My links page lists technicians serving the London area. Please feel free to contact me about any piano-related matter, including advice on purchase or sale.

Photo above: a recently completed project – rebuilding the action of a 1980’s Baldwin 45″ studio upright, new leather components, new Abel Natural Felt hammers, weighted and balanced keyboard – resulting in a far more enjoyable playing and listening experience, widening the dynamic range and increasing repetition speed.

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.

Background photo: Strings of a 1920’s Steinway D concert  grand rebuilt by Ralph Thorn

Website design by Tana Cook, 2014