Key Player

Key Player
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Visit our showroom where we have quality digital pianos on display from just £350 - New Range of Yamaha Clavinovas on display now!

For over 40 years we have been known as Edinburgh Organ Studio but in 2010 we decided to rebrand from Edinburgh Organ Studio to Key Player. Still run by the same family we feel our new image better reflects our specialism in all types of keyboard instruments: Digital Pianos, Keyboards, Controller Keyboards, Classical Organs, Jazz Organs, Home Entertainment Organs, Accordions and Accessories. Key Player is a Musical Instrument and Piano Shop serving Edinburgh, Glasgow and the whole of Scotland offering massive choice, fantastic service and great value for money

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  • 98 Canongate
    The Royal Mile
    City of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 8DD
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Did You Know Piano Facts

French Polishing and Pianos
French polishing is a wood finishing technique used on pianos that result in a very high gloss finish, with a deep colour and chatoyancy. French polishing consists of applying many thin coats of shellac dissolved in denatured alcohol using a rubbing pad lubricated with one of a variety of oils. French polishing became prominent in the 18th century. In the Victorian era. There are some references to shellac in Europe as early as 1590, French polishing was most commonly used on expensive woods such as mahogany or walnut in order to preserve their beauty. Commonly French polished items at the time were impressive pieces of furniture or instruments because they were expected to look good at all times. The Pad is lubricated with oil that then becomes part of the overall finish. the oil helps to stop the pad from sticking and lifting previously applied layers of shellac. , Softer oils such as mineral oil will produce a glossier but less hard finish whereas more viscous oils such as walnut oil and olive oil will produce a more durable finish.

Cleaning French Polish and Pianos
If the item has been French polished, rubbing the surface with a soft, clean cloth is usually ample. You can also polish it now and then with a little wax or even with a tiny bit of furniture cream. Sticky marks should be removed immediately with a cloth soaked in warm, soapy water and then wrung out it needs to be damp, not soaking wet.