Rebuilding Part 1 Soundboard

I visited workshop of Beethoven Pianos where I'm managing at moment. I realize how complicated and time consuming works to rebuilding soundboard... Also breast takingly beautiful.  

the first, taking a old soundboard, carefully and gently from the rim.  

You trace the shape and location of the bridge where the strings will be laid on. 

Old soundboard

Old soundboard

Then place ribs to support soundboard. 

 

Installing ribs

Installing ribs

Then install soundboard and pin-block

 

 

Newly installed soundboard and pinblock

Newly installed soundboard and pinblock

Newly installed Pin-block, these holes have 5-7 degree angle.  

Newly installed Pin-block, these holes have 5-7 degree angle.

 

Tuning pins hold strings, when they are not able to stay (slipping and does not hold in tune) need bigger pins. (Size 0-5 are available) after few change you are not able to change.

 

Demonstration of making hole to pin block

Demonstration of making hole to pin block

Soundboard installation  

Soundboard installation

 

So many process and precise work!

At Beethoven Piano's work shop

Posted on January 9, 2016 .