This week I have been continuing work on the Chickering Quarter Grand. Patching the plate finish is easier once a working color is applied; the minor defects are made more visible. The body of this beast is beginning to show its real beauty. I now have the soundboard refinished, and about half of the exterior finish has been applied.
I also just picked up this action from a friend and client who has asked me to make improvements to the touch and tone of his piano. It is getting new hammers, key bushings and the requisite regulation.