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Replacing a Piano Soundboard

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Piano Soundboard Replacement and Construction – An Overview

Joe Woods of Woods & Son Piano Company demonstrates in this thumbnail presentation how he constructs a soundboard in preparation for installation into a vintage 1907 Mason & Hamlin, Model A, Grand Piano. In this video clip, interviewer - Eben Goresko queries Joe and his restoration partner.

Why does a Sound Board Need Crown and What is Down Bearing?

Woods explains how he designed and uses his pneumatic soundboard press and how he measures for and calibrates the new sound board ribs to line up properly so that there is the correct amount of crown in the board and down bearing to the bridges.

 

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