Monday, November 30, 2009
Grand Piano soundboard cracks!
By Tim Praskins
This photo was taken underneath a new "name brand" grand piano that was only 1-month old when the 1-layer "solid-spruce" soundboard cracks were discovered by the owner in their home in Phoenix, Arizona. A solid soundboard is commonly used in piano soundboard construction. However, if this type of soundboard is not made properly, is exposed to dry climates for long periods of time, or not cured properly, it can and will receive cracks which in many cases are difficult and costly to repair. Whether or not a piano will respond negatively to soundboard cracks is not as much an issue as simply having the cracks which can and will lower the resale and investment value of that piano. If it were me and I was buying a fairly new or brand new piano, I would avoid any cracks or pianos that could potentially have cracks in the soundboard.There are ways to do this. Contact us for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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