• When were most of the old pianos built that we encounter today?
  • How can the age and model designation of a piano be determined?
  • How long can a good quality piano be expected to last?
  • Will a well cared for piano last indefinitely?
  • Why do pianos wear out?
  • Do all pianos age and wear in the same way?
  • Were these older pianos better than those built today?
  • Do these old pianos have obsolete designs?


  • Why should an old piano be restored?
  • When should an old piano not be restored?
  • How long does it take to carry out a piano restoration project?


  • How much does it cost to restore a piano?
  • Isn't it cheaper to just buy a new piano?
  • What influences the value of a piano?
  • Is it a good investment to buy or restore an older piano?
  • Can a restored piano be sold for a price that equals or exceeds its costs?


 

  • Can a restored piano really be as good as a comparable new piano?
  • How predictable is the end result of a piano restoration project?
  • How can reliable information about a specific piano be obtained?
  • Who does this type of work?
  • How can one confidently engage a piano restoration specialist?