Piano assessment in transit

When pianos come into our workshop in transition to their final destination we can take a look and offer a free assessment.

In this case the piano is a Kaps upright from 1900.  The casework is in good condition with only a few paint stains which can be removed. If the damage is only light scratches it can be removed easily, if it is more noticeable the piano can be polished.


The tuning pins were a small size which is good for replacing them with a larger size. Between the bass strings and the treble strings there is a gap, in this piano there is not much tonal difference which is a good indicator of quality. A fundamental sign when deciding whether or not a piano is worth the work you will put into it should you commence the restoration process.

If you are interested in having your piano moved and the possibility of a free assessment please contact 07413 916661 our piano removals team. Or contact 01865 240 634 for more information on piano restoration.

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