San Ramon, California (EastBayDaily) — Bidinger Piano Restoration provides professional piano rebuilding, repair and restoration services to customers throughout the West Coast and the San Francisco Bay Area. They specialize in soundboard, bridge and pinblock replacements. This month, they are giving some helpful tips about cracked piano soundboards.
“When people hear that their piano has a cracked soundboard they immediately think the piano is ruined,” said Frank Bidinger, owner of Bidinger Piano Restoration. “This is not generally the case. Most soundboard cracks are more cosmetic than anything.”
Piano soundboards are made from spruce and are under a tremendous amount of stress. That stress, together with temperature and humidity changes, can cause cracks to develop. If the cracks are bad enough you might hear a buzz. However, most of the time people don’t even realize they have a cracked board until someone points it out. Cracks, however, can be repaired. When looking at a used piano to buy or thinking of rebuilding your current piano make sure to have the soundboard evaluated.
Located in San Ramon, Bidinger Piano Restoration was established in 1995. Owner Frank R. Bidinger, an authority on piano repair and restoration for more than 35 years, personally handles the restoration on each and every piano. Bidinger Piano Restoration handles all manner of piano repairs from minor and major defects. They have experience in everything from replacing piano actions and hammers to restringing and soundboard repairs.
For more information on Bidinger Piano Restoration and their services, call 925-272-0530. They are located at 8 Beta Court #B-6, San Ramon, CA 94583.
About Bidinger Piano Restoration Bidinger Piano Restoration handles piano rebuilding, repair, and restoration in the San Francisco Bay Area. Owner Frank R. Bidinger has over 35 years of experience in piano restoration, specializing in soundboard, bridge and pinblock replacement. Recently, Bidinger Piano Restoration has started recycling upright and grand pianos by turning them into custom made furniture.