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by gbmc
01 Oct 2016, 14:34
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: How Do They Make Cast Iron Frames in Pianos?
Replies: 2
Views: 4311

How Do They Make Cast Iron Frames in Pianos?

Every piano has one. It is the backbone to structural integrity. It’s also what gives a piano most of its weight. What is it? Commonly called the frame, harp or plate, this iron mass in the piano withstands the 19+ tons of string tension. Read this month's blog on how they cast iron frames for piano...
by gbmc
16 Jun 2016, 17:35
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Take the Sauter Piano Factory Virtual Tour!
Replies: 0
Views: 1432

Take the Sauter Piano Factory Virtual Tour!

PianoPricePoint.com has just released the Sauter piano factory tour. Located in the black forest of Germany, Piano Price Point was given the opportunity to film a 360 degree tour at various workstations within the factory. It really gives you a feel and a sense of how they manufacture these beautifu...
by gbmc
30 May 2016, 17:17
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: How Often Should I Tune My Piano? by PianoPricePoint.com
Replies: 0
Views: 761

How Often Should I Tune My Piano? by PianoPricePoint.com

In this month's blog on PianoPricePoint.com we take a little more of a structural look at why pianos go out of tune and out of shape. We also look at what factors affect tuning stability and how often pianos should be maintained.

http://pianopricepoint.com/how-often-sh ... -my-piano/
by gbmc
18 Apr 2016, 13:54
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: The Making of a Piano Soundboard - Interview with Bolduc
Replies: 0
Views: 800

The Making of a Piano Soundboard - Interview with Bolduc

If you're interested in how pianos are made, this is an article about Pianos Bolduc - one of the few independant piano soundboard makers in the world. We talk briefly with Christian Bolduc and discuss the process from logging to drying, cutting, sanding and shaping. Click the link for the full read....
by gbmc
14 Mar 2016, 20:59
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Announcing Petrof Piano Factory Virtual Tour
Replies: 0
Views: 879

Announcing Petrof Piano Factory Virtual Tour

I am so excited to present the second in our series of virtual piano tours! Petrof invited Piano Price Point to take part in this open door tour where we were allowed to photograph everything that goes on in the factory. Now you too can take part in seeing what goes on behind the scenes. Meet Susana...
by gbmc
14 Feb 2016, 03:21
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Want to see the Million Dollar C. Bechstein grand?
Replies: 0
Views: 869

Want to see the Million Dollar C. Bechstein grand?

Check out this million dollar C. Bechstein grand piano. Based on a single photo from an 1886 exhibition, Bechstein made a new reproduction of the "Sphinx". Feathered pyramid mahogany with fire gilded gold ornamentation - AMAZING! Check out the full story here: http://pianopricepoint.com/…/C-Bechstei...
by gbmc
28 Jan 2016, 16:48
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Want to see the pianos at the 2016 Music Show?
Replies: 0
Views: 870

Want to see the pianos at the 2016 Music Show?

Check out the NAMM 2016 show like you've never seen it before. Now in virtual tour format, you can see all of the pianos from the largest music trade show in North America. Nearly 100,000 attend each year. See what companies were there and find out who had the most eye catching piano. http://pianopr...
by gbmc
09 Jan 2016, 23:50
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Visiting Sauter Piano in Germany
Replies: 1
Views: 809

Visiting Sauter Piano in Germany

I had the wonderful opportunity of touring through the factory in Spaichingen, Germany. On http://PianoPricePoint.com you can read a blog about what their pianos are like. Coming soon, we'll be featuring this factory in a 360 degree virtual tour! The blog is located here: http://pianopricepoint.com/...
by gbmc
29 Nov 2015, 23:24
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Visiting Petrof Pianos in Czech Republic
Replies: 0
Views: 857

Visiting Petrof Pianos in Czech Republic

As part of our new Virtual Piano Factory Tours on PianoPricePoint.com, we visited PETROF Pianos. You can see previews of the factory tour on this month's blog: http://pianopricepoint.com/visiting-petrof-piano/. If you haven't seen our first virtual tour, you can look around in 360 degrees in almost ...
by gbmc
29 Oct 2015, 17:36
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: An Interview with Laoureux - Makers of Felt since 1923
Replies: 0
Views: 841

An Interview with Laoureux - Makers of Felt since 1923

Laoureux Felt - they've been in the business of globally marketing felt since 1923! This month on PianoPricePoint.com we had the wonderful pleasure of speaking with Marc Venet from Laoureux. We talked about the different kinds of dampers and he shed some light on the subject. Read the full story her...
by gbmc
03 Oct 2015, 20:47
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Do you know your piano brands?
Replies: 0
Views: 935

Do you know your piano brands?

This month on Piano Price Point, we look at Piano Connections meaning what brands are associated with what companies. Historically, the Pierce Piano Atlas names 12,000 names of pianos. Twelve Thousand!! On Piano Price Point you’ll find approximately 60 brands which represents an estimated 95% of pia...
by gbmc
31 Aug 2015, 00:07
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Steinway's 2.4 million dollar grand piano
Replies: 0
Views: 893

Steinway's 2.4 million dollar grand piano

This month on Piano Price Point, we look at how Steinway took 4 years to design and build their 600,000th hand-crafted piano. Priced at 2.4 million, this inspiration comes from a mathemetician who lived 800 years ago. Read the full story at: http://pianopricepoint.com/steinway-fibonacci-grand-piano/...
by gbmc
26 Jul 2015, 05:37
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Renner - World's Largest Purely Piano Parts Maker
Replies: 0
Views: 900

Renner - World's Largest Purely Piano Parts Maker

This month on Piano Price Point we interview Clemens von Arnim from Renner Piano - arguably the most prestigious maker of piano action parts in the world. They supply to most of the high end piano companies and have manufactured over 12 BILLION since their inception in 1882. Click here for the full ...
by gbmc
27 Jun 2015, 15:05
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: PianoPricePoint.com ~ First Piano Factory Tour in China
Replies: 0
Views: 818

PianoPricePoint.com ~ First Piano Factory Tour in China

See the first pictures from our piano factory tour in China. Piano Price Point is developing a new chapter entitled Piano Factory Tours through the use of panoramic images. Although still in design stage (release in August), this month's blog shows images from Hailun Piano Company where they manufac...
by gbmc
28 May 2015, 15:19
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Article: Emerging Giants in the World of Pianos
Replies: 0
Views: 920

Article: Emerging Giants in the World of Pianos

Just putting out an invitation to read this month's blog from Piano Price Point. It's entitled Emerging Giants in the World of Pianos and speaks to the trend of consumers purchasing larger instruments. This was documented at NAMM 2015 Music Trade Show. We examine the factors that have led up to thes...
by gbmc
23 Apr 2015, 15:17
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Estonia Piano redesigns tone ~ speaking with Dr. Indrek Laul
Replies: 6
Views: 2018

Estonia Piano redesigns tone ~ speaking with Dr. Indrek Laul

Hey everyone. This month on Piano Price Point I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dr. Indrek Laul from Estonia Piano. If you haven't played one of their instruments you should consider giving them a try. They're hand made instruments built in the country of Estonia and beautifully made. You can ...
by gbmc
26 Mar 2015, 16:17
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: How Piano Strings are Made - Mapes Interview w Andy Wilson
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

Re: How Piano Strings are Made - Mapes Interview w Andy Wils

Dear Colin, Thanks for the reply. First of all, let me reassure you that I am a real person and the website I write is not SPAM. Second, approximately 150,000 users visit Piano Price Point annually. If your computer has trouble loading, it might need Java to be updated. Piano Price Point uses Java t...
by gbmc
25 Mar 2015, 17:51
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: How Piano Strings are Made - Mapes Interview w Andy Wilson
Replies: 4
Views: 1238

How Piano Strings are Made - Mapes Interview w Andy Wilson

Hey there. I have a website called Piano Price Point. If you're interested, I write a monthly blog about things relating to piano manufacturing. You can view it here: http://pianopricepoint.com/piano-blog/ I write about everything from hammer making to piano design going direct to the source if poss...
by gbmc
17 Jun 2014, 01:19
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Making Bösendorfer More Austrian...
Replies: 6
Views: 2324

Making Bösendorfer More Austrian...

It's a question that's been rattling around in my head... What has happened to Boesendorfer since Yamaha purchased the company in 2008? This month we take a quick look behind the scenes with Ed Bezursik and Simon Oss into this company that is the oldest premier piano manufacturer in the world. See t...
by gbmc
11 Jun 2014, 16:55
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: Test Pianos Like a Pro...
Replies: 0
Views: 948

Test Pianos Like a Pro...

Hi. My name is Glen Barkman and I write a piano blog about all things related to the world of piano manufacturing. Recent topics include "Test Pianos Like a Pro", interviews with Del Fandrich from Young Chang and Jack Brand from Weickert Felt - the very best in the world. Coming up in a few days... ...
by gbmc
30 Jun 2013, 17:04
Forum: Piano Advice
Topic: New Piano Resource Guide... looking for feedback
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

New Piano Resource Guide... looking for feedback

Hi all. Just looking for some feedback on a pet piano project I've been working on for the last 3+ years. It's called http://www.pianopricepoint.com and it combines pictures of pianos with prices, specs and company history. If you have any comments or suggestions, I'd like to hear.
Cheers