Welcome to Ralph Thorn Pianos
Piano Service Since 1975 – Piano Rebuilding and Tuning – Historic Instrument Specialist
Serving London, Strathroy and surrounding counties of Middlesex and Lambton (Ontario, Canada)
Please explore this site! View the Portfolio page to learn about piano interiors and our rebuilding work.
I try to change things on this website and add new material regularly, but sometimes it’s just too busy!
Winter Special offer: Clean interior and Tune, $160 plus HST
Now that our heating systems are on, our pianos should be tuned and given a thorough check-over. Until May 1st, I am offering a special on a tuning and interior cleaning service, priced together. This includes the following:
- full tuning to standard pitch
- remove action, remove keyboard
- vacuum action and keys
- clean under keys and behind action
- clean sound board area (as much as possible)
- clean bridges
- clean pedal area on uprights, trapwork on grands
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
Website design by Tana Cook, 2014
In September 2017 Tana moved on to a new exciting job after three years working as Ralph’s assistant. Thank you Tana, and we wish you all the best in your new career.