Friday, September 29, 2017

Clementi Square Piano

I've completed the restoration of this Muzio Clementi square, maker's number 9942, circa 1811.
With the exception of the original hammer coverings, which have been preserved, the action has been completely re-leathered.  It has been restrung in Malcolm Rose English brass and iron, and I fabricated new overspun bass strings. Much of the ebony and brass inlay was missing, and has been replicated. The original dampers had been removed at some point, and I have used a set from an Astor square which was beyond any hope of restoration.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hubbard French double for sale (SOLD)

Concert quality instrument.
Completely restored by Dale Munschy, 2017. Strung in Rose wire, voicing in black Delrin plectra. 8'x8'x4'/buff, FF-fff, 392/415/440 transposing. Originally a non-transposing, 63 note instrument, five full octaves are available in any transposed keyboard position.
Excellent balance and contrast between 8' registers.
Precise, reliable action, very full sound.
Burgundy red with cream colored banding; 6 screw-in fluted legs.
Includes tool kit, replacement strings, plectra and damper cloth.
Asking $10,000.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

John Broadwood & Sons square piano for sale (SOLD)

Square piano by John Broadwood & Sons, maker's number 14087, circa 1809. 68 notes, FF-c''''. Previously restored with modern cloth and wire. All action parts and case hardware (hammers, underlevers, dampers, damper levers, key coverings, hinges, etc.) original and complete. Missing collapsible music desk. Typical case twisting, with attempted repair (turnbuckles and cables on instrument bottom). Veneer and case components in overall very good, original condition. Case structure and action in need of extensive restoration.
Will deliver within a 400 mile radius of Boston, MA for a reasonable fee.
$1,000, or a reasonable offer.