Its great to be back to visiting customers to get their pianos back in shape, albeit with a few changes to keep things as clean and germ-free as practical.
Yesterday I tended to Jerry's 100+ year-old Cable-Nelson player piano. Jerry is a professional piano player and had been keeping the piano maintained regularly until about 12 years ago when his previous tuner passed away.
Now, he's ready to do some YouTube concerts using the big old piano to take advantage of its booming voice (you just can't find the same great sound on a digital piano), however the instrument needed some repair. At least 8 keys were either not working, working poorly, or making weird buzzing noises.
I had my work cut out for me, but fortunately had all of the necessary parts and pieces and tools in my kit to get all 88 keys back to full function. Bring on the concerts!
Pictured below are the harp of the piano just after removal of the player mechanism and the piano "action" (yes, if you have sharp eyes, there are 3 strings missing) and the action itself set up on Jerry's dining room table during the repair process.