Restoration Process

Restorations begin with the careful inspection of the entire piano for any worn or broken parts including: cracks or splits in the bridges, pinblock and soundboard, rusted strings and tuning pins and sluggish action components to name a few. We offer the Estimate/Appraisal as a service itself. During the estimate, all problem areas are noted in detail and [...]

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1915 Steinway Upright

The full restoration of this 1915 Steinway Upright included: Action Repair and Regulation, Bridge, and Soundboard repair. Repair was required for the ivory and ebony keys, and it got new hammers, felt and strings before it was tuned. Enjoy our photographs here of the work as it was being done.   Action Repair and Regulation [...]

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Delivery of 1922 Steinway M Grand piano completed by Ric Sterry Smith, owner of Sterry Piano, St. Augustine Florida.

Steinway M Restoration

The restoration project of this 1922 Steinway "M" Grand Piano is documented in the galleries below. Jump to: Disassembly > Strings and Damper Removal > Refinishing and Scratch Repair > Veneer Repair & New Splices > Hardware and Caster Repair > Soundboard Repair  > Bridge Repair > Plate > Detailing and Felting > Plate Removal [...]

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Piano sales, service and restoration by Ric Sterry Smith, owner of Sterry Piano, St. Augustine Florida.

Steinway L Restoration

The restoration project of this Steinway "L" Grand Piano is documented in the galleries below. Jump to: Action & Key Repair and Regulation > Agraffes > Bridge & Soundboard Repair > Dampers, Keybed and Keyframe Repair > Refinishing the Hardware > The Lyre and Trapwork > Plate Repair and Refinishing > Case Repairs and Refinishing > Stringing the Newly Completed [...]

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