Hammer Rail Cracks
New versus Old Hammer Rail
New and Old Hammer Rail, with close up of cracks
Restoring the Emblem
On the curve of the plate there is ofter a logo or patented emblem requiring detailing and accentuating as a part of restoring your grand piano's beauty and value.
From left to right: 1). Before: Emblem with strings. 2). After: Baldwin details. 3). Strung and detailed with the Baldwin emblem
Once all steel wire strings are installed it is time to install the copper wound Bass and Tenor strings. Nickel plated tuning pins take years to tarnish and rust and are used exclusively on grand restorations.