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Types of Piano Service
According to Piano Servicing, Tuning and Rebuilding (Reblitz, 1976), there are at least six different types of work that can be included under the definition of "Piano Servicing." The six areas mentioned in this 'classic' book on piano technology and repair are: "tuning, regulating, tone regulating (or voicing), repairing, rebuilding, and refinishing."
According to this text, piano repairing is to be considered a field inquiry. An example would be to replace a single string on the spot, or clearing out a clogged hammer, a sticky key, etc.
Piano rebuilding is something that takes place in a piano rebuilding and refinishing shop. Such a shop will be well equipped to handle large pieces of furniture such as a large concert grand piano, and will have stations with both secured and free standing, high end tools. The shop will also need plenty of space to expand entire sets of parts, such as keys, hammers, springs, etc.
Refinishing, according to the Reblitz text, is "making all of the parts of a piano look like new." This aim, it seems, is in fact large enough to require specialized authors and professional technicians. That is, piano cabinet refinishing -- as a craft -- demands its own expertise. It is rare to find professionals specializing exclusively in complete piano overhauling that maintain a consistant high level approach to customer service, and that have the piano rebuilding skills needed to approach high level rebuilding and piano restoration scenarios.