Piano Restoration Hudson Valley
Piano Restoration Hudson Valley
Supreme Pianos of NY offers complete restoration on all makes of grand and vertical pianos. We have been in business in NYC and the Hudson Valley since 1984. We specialize in the highest quality Steinway grand restoration, and we bring the same superlative craftsmanship to all makes of pianos—from the 1800s to the current era. In addition to our fine Steinway restoration, we’ve restored Bosendorfer, Bechstein, Bluthner, Erard, Pleyell, Mason Hamlin, Baldwin, Yamaha, Kawai and countless other pianos. Our piano craftsmen are among the best and most experienced that the industry has to offer. Our restoration prices are the most affordable.
We can restore, rebuild or recondition virtually any piano, and offer a selection of finely restored pianos for sale.
Our Steinway Restoration
The Steinway grand pianos that we offer for sale are all completely restored, vintage Steinways.
In the piano restoration industry the most highly acclaimed pianos are vintage Steinways—Steinway pianos manufactured between the late 1800s and the 1950s. What makes vintage Steinways so special? In the heyday of piano manufacturing, Steinway wasn’t using a modern assembly line. The pianos were made in small stations by two or three individuals working together on one piano. The craftsmen were able to focus in on the finer details of the piano in a very intimate setting, as a skilled luthier would. This process produced some of the finest pianos ever made. At Supreme Pianos of NY, we replicate this intimate process to piano rebuilding, with only two or three technicians working on each piano. This old-school manufacturing process, combined with modern technology, allows us to produce restored instruments that are better than the original vintage instruments.
There are differing degrees of piano restoration, and different ways the rebuilders define a piano as rebuilt or restored. All of the vintage Steinways that we have for sale are completely restored with new soundboards, pin-blocks, bridge caps, strings, new action parts, dampers felts, and are refinished.
Completely Restored Pianos, Parts & Materials
We use the finest materials available in all of our restored pianos. We use Gold Series piano wire made by Mapes International—the same strings that Steinway uses, and the finest German tuning pins. Our actions are either Renner or Steinway parts, depending on the piano and on your preference. Our hammer preference in most of our restored Steinways is German Renner hammers, considered by many to be the best hammers in the world. We also use American Steinway, Abel, Isaac, Ronsen and other hammers, depending on the customer’s preference and taste.
All our vintage Steinways have the original NY Steinway foundry harps. Our soundboards are northeastern white spruce by Boldoc, and our bridge caps and pin-blocks are the finest quality maple. We use highest quality French Laoureax damper felts for all dampers.
Our finishes are carefully detailed hand-rubbed lacquer finishes. We remove the original finish and hand-sand the base wood. We carefully repair and replace any damaged veneer. Finally we stain the piano in either a satin ebony or artfully selected wood stain, to best bring out the character and luster of the original wood. The stain can also be customized to suit your color preference.
All of our fully-restored pianos receive the same thorough restoration work
• Bridge Caps Replaced
• Harp Rebronzed
• Pin Block Replaced
• Tuning Pins Replaced
• Agraffes Replaced
• Strings Replaced
• Damper Felts Replaced
• Damper Guide Rail Bushings Replaced
• Action Replaced
• Action Regulated
• Key Bushings Replaced
• Key-frame Felts Replaced
• Pedal and Trap System Rebuilt
• Felts and Leathers for Pedal and Trap Replaced
• Damper Underlever System Reconditioned
• Keytops Replaced
• Cabinet Refinished