Rebuilding a 1929 Heintzman 7′ Semi-Concert Grand Piano – Part 4
The freshly lacquered lid.
The new pinblock installed. (The black line on the edge is graphite grease used to fit the leading edge of the pinblock to a flange on the plate.)
After repairs to the case were made, the bare wood was sealed and sanded, and many coats of lacquer applied until the case is smooth and shiny. This top coat will be hand rubbed down to produce the classic Satin finish seen on concert instruments.
The soundboard has been completely rebuilt. I had planned originally to replace the board, but after I took a close look, I decided to keep it and repair it. It still has a long life ahead of it.
It’s shiny now, but soon, it will be handed rub down to a satin sheen.
The finished (Refinished) Case parts stored on a rack.
The refinished Fallboard with the Classic Heintzman Decal.
The finish is so shiny I can see myself in it!