The Piano, a Complicated Machine
If you were to look at the bottom of a grand piano from the floor, you would see hundreds of individual parts and nearly a hundred types of piano parts! The keybed, the lyre and pedal parts, sostenuto levers, lifting rods,and springs, dampers, shift levers and blocks, soundboard buttons, and much more. And that's just the bottom of the piano.
A quick glance at the the cabinet will reveal another fifty or so parts, including bolts, the strike plate, the selvage plate, the fall board with pivots and springs, hinges, nose bolts, casters, a lyre brace, pedal rods, legs, the keybed, the keyslip, lockboard, molding , the music shelf and music desk, the long continuous top hinge and more.
All these piano parts and we haven't even taken a peek inside the piano yet: plate screws, tuning block, tuning pins, plate set screw, stringrest, bass buttons, dampers, damper covers, soundboard molding, keyblock, keyboard, keyslip, treble string, treble bridge, base string, base bridge apron, base bridge base, plate screw, stringing felt, nose bolt, base bar, center bar, hitch pins, not to mention all the precision holes drilled and fitted.
If you have questions about what is needed to restore or repair your piano, we invite you to present your specific questions about your individual piano with its unique set of needs for restoration in Wisconsin.