this section we will give you some brief suggestions about the
caring and maintenance of your piano. The information contained
within is taken from various experts, manufacturers, technicians
and pianists, and is intended as a guide for
you to keep your instrument in its top condition, hence prolonging
the life of your piano, keeping (and even improving) its sound.
is good to remind you that, while every piano factory gives its
costumers a warranty against manufacturing defects, it is most
certain that this warranty will void if the factory can determine
that the piano was not taken care properly, was abused or neglected.
in mind that though most of the information contained within this
section is useful for both new and older pianos, there might be
some particular cases in which some of them might not apply, which
is why you should always remember to check with your technician
about any doubts you may have.
of all, it doesn’t matter if your piano is a new piano or
the 1890 family piano: it will always be made mainly of wood
and metal, with some parts of felt and leather.
All of those materials are sensitive to humidity and temperature
changes, which may harm your piano if they are not properly taken
you buy your new piano, the store normally offers you a “warranty
tuning” which is meant to make your piano sound well as
soon as it arrives to your home. At this point, the piano technician
is not only coming to tune your piano: He will also take a look
at the location of the instrument to make sure it has been placed
right. He will also evaluate the environment and temperature.
then on, it is your responsibility (and not of the manufacturers
or the store that sold you the piano) to keep it in the best conditions
by following its manufacturer suggestions and your piano technician
will address here some of the most important things to keep in
mind when caring for your piano, such as: