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 Excellent, 12-10-2017 09:26AM

By: Martin

Robin has been looking after my piano for about 10 years. He is much more than just a piano tuner and has helped me to maintain my beautiful old Chappell baby grand. He sends me regular reminders and lets me know when the piano needs a little more TLC. I wouldn't think of calling anyone else.


 Great Service., 03-07-2017 03:19PM

By: Rob Hughes

Robin is superb! I'm a professional musician and need my piano perfectly in tune. Robin has kept it so for over 10 years. He's also a lovely chap which helps! Highly recommended.


 Mrs Ayse McGowan, 24-07-2017 07:18PM

By: Ayse McGowan

Mr. Foster was very thorough and did a very good job tuning our piano.
I would recommend him.


 Ms Linda Foster, 24-07-2017 07:00PM

By: Linda Foster

From his arrival to the completion of our piano tuning, Robin was completely professional and courteous. The job was done efficiently, and has greatly improved the sound of our instrument, . He was happy for me to carry on with my own work whilst he was here, and it was a pleasure chatting to him afterwards. I would thoroughly recommend Robin.


 Mrs Julie Goodwin, 24-07-2017 07:18PM

By: Julie Goodwin

I have used Robin on a number of occasions and I have found him efficient, reliable, friendly and reasonably priced.
He is willing to go the extra mile and I would be happy to recommend him to anyone :)

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Did You Know Piano Facts

1350
Towards the middle of the fourteenth century German wire smiths began drawing wire through steel plates, and this method continued until the beginning of the nineteenth century. Iron, gold, silver, brass, gut, horsehair and recently nylon have been used for strings on many different instruments. The earliest use of steel wire occurred in 1735 in Wales, but is not thought to have been used for the stringing of instruments. The Broadwood piano company stated that they were using steel wire in 1815 from Germany and Britain, but this has not been confirmed. According to the Oxford Companion, it was in 1819 that Brockedon began drawing steel wire through holes in diamonds and rubies. Before 1834 wire for instruments was made either from iron or brass, until Webster of Birmingham introduced steel wire. The firm seems to have been called Webster and Horsfall, but later the best wire is said to have come from Nuremberg and later still from Berlin. Wire has been plated in gold, silver, and platinum to stop rusting and plated wire can still be bought, but polished wire is best. In 1862 Broadwood claimed that a Broadwood grand would take a strain of about 17 tons, with the steel strings taking 150 pounds each. There had been many makers, but it was not until 1883 that the now-famous wire-making firm of Roslau began in West Germany. According to Wolfenden, by 1893 one firm claimed their wire had a breaking strain for gauge 13 of 325 pounds. The same maker gives some earlier dates for the breaking strain of gauge 13: 1867 - 226 pounds; 1873 - 232 pounds; 1876 - 265 pounds; and 1884 - 275 pounds. Wolfenden said:"These samples were, of course, specially drawn for competition and commercial wire of this gauge cannot even now be trusted to reach above 260 pounds."