Restoring My 1880 Weber Grand Piano, and The Sweet Smell Of Brazilian Rosewood.

Bobby Mahogany

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Seriously,



Sell the wood for fretboards!

More seriously, that is quite a task you've tackled here.
Can't wait to see the play by play!
Thanks for posting.
:thumb:
 

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I'm going to change my moniker to Bobby Brazilian Rosewood. :dude:
 

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Mad skills, to do the inside work.
Most cool piano.
 

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My dog Bo likes to play piano, no kidding! I'll sit down, start playing, he can be asleep somewhere else in the house, he'll wake up and stretch across the bench and his big-ole' paws come down on the keys!
 

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To get $40K, you're gonna need some ephemera.

Awesome undertaking. Thanks for sharing, keep us posted.
 

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Thats nice good luck restoreing her
 

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now that is a project.....

do you put Ernie Ball 13's on those?...:laugh2:

in all honesty that is very impressive to have the skill and knowledge to work on those...how did you begin to learn that trade if you dont mind me asking?

looking forward to the finished product
 

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To get $40K, you're gonna need some ephemera.

Awesome undertaking. Thanks for sharing, keep us posted.
Truth be told, I think the only potential buyer willing to pay 40K for a piano like mine would be in China. They have a keen interest in American pianos right now.
 

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Wow, I'd practically kill to play something like that just for a few minutes. :laugh2:
 

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Steve, I've been waiting for this restoration with baited breath.

:wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :thumb:

:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

How do you think she'll sound when she's fully restored?

Also, are the Keys Ivory?

Great to see this old Grand Piano brought back to life. :)

Thanks.

Cheers, Rudi
 

Lefty Elmo

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Steve, I've been waiting for this restoration with baited breath.

:wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :thumb:

:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

How do you think she'll sound when she's fully restored?

Also, are the Keys Ivory?

Great to see this old Grand Piano brought back to life. :)

Thanks.

Cheers, Rudi
You can hear the potential in her. The bass is full, but the old strings are a little tubby sounding. New bass strings and hammers will do wonders. The treble is lively, and that's a real good sign. The original ivories are mostly there, with many replaced, no doubt due to being chipped. I have a newer set of ivory that I'll install toward the end of the job.
 

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now that is a project.....

do you put Ernie Ball 13's on those?...:laugh2:

in all honesty that is very impressive to have the skill and knowledge to work on those...how did you begin to learn that trade if you dont mind me asking?

looking forward to the finished product
I've been a full-time piano tuner-technician for almost 40 years now. My Dad, my step-brother, nephew and three uncles, all tuners.
 


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