Other Links

Piano Technicians Guild – official site of the PTG, a good place to learn about piano maintenance and history

Antique Piano Shop – a fascinating piano rebuilding shop with an extensive website chronicling the history of many piano builders

Fazioli Pianos: Philosophy  – the new kids on the block who build some of the world’s finest pianos, their site tells all with pics and videos

Ratko Delorko: The History of the Modern Piano in 22 Instruments – two youtube videos of a show depicting the evolution of the piano from harpsichord and clavichord through to the modern piano

Bolduc Pianos – suppliers to the piano building industry world-wide and to rebuilders, specializing in the manufacture of sound boards and pin blocks. Located in the heart of the hardwood forests of Quebec.

How Pianos Are Built – a promotional video produced in the 1950s by the Rudolf Wurlitzer Company, it offers a good overview of manufacturing processes of the day.  I can’t recommend their product, but the video is well done. Other related videos come up after that one, as per usual with YouTube!

Piano News – a blog about the world of pianos, what’s new, what’s old.  Interesting reading and listening.

Other blogs by Ralph Thorn Pianos:

Wing and Son Piano – a website featuring the rebuilding of this musically significant instrument by Ralph Thorn Pianos

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Nunns Square Piano – a website featuring the rebuilding of this instrument by Ralph Thorn Pianos

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Broadwood 507 – a website featuring the rebuilding of a beautiful 6′ grand from the mid-19th century

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Mason and Risch Square Grand – a website featuring the rebuilding of a Victorian-era large square piano (this site is under construction and will be accessible soon)

 

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