Piano before restoration
Piano after restoration
Piano during restoration
Piano after restoration
Piano before restoration
Piano after restoration

Piano Restoration

Welcome to Cheltenham Piano Centre’s Workshops where we have been restoring pianos since 1965.

We specialise in quality grands including Steinway, Bluthner, Bechstein, Bosendorfer,Broadwood etc but we are pleased to undertake work on any make of upright or grand.

If you are considering having your piano restored the first step is to ‘phone us on 01242 517635. We will be pleased to discuss the work involved and we will give you an estimate of the possible cost.We will offer candid advice as it is not always economic to restore an old piano when a new instrument (built to withstand central heating and with all new parts) might do the job at less cost. This particularly applies to older uprights and grands made by lesser known pianomakers. After all, it might make sense to restore a Rolls Royce but would you spend the same amouint on a Ford? We do not do ‘part jobs’ as often repairing or replacing one section of the piano only exposes the weaknesses in other sections. So do please ‘phone us and we promise a helpful and constructive response.

The next step is for us to visit and carry out a detailed inspection of your instrument. It’s important you are on hand in order that we are able to explain the technical work required and to discuss ‘options’ such as having the casework re-polished. We will then provide a firm quotation, valid for thirty days.During this period you might wish to visit our showrooms and see new instruments enabling you to make an informed decision.

Naturally, if you decide to proceed, it will be necessary for us to bring your piano to our workshops in Cheltenham. However, we will be pleased to loan you an upright piano at no extra cost whilst you own piano is being restored.

We are able to undertake every aspect of piano restoration including full action overhaul, pinning, re-stringing and key re-covering. Major work includes soundboard repair or replacement. We are also able to fit a new laminated wrestplank, as used on modern pianos, which affords greater durability and improved tuning stability,

Regarding casework, we offer a selection of re-finishing options, from traditional french polish, a choice of satin finishes or high polish (polyester) finish. We always endeavour to colour match to your preference.We use specialist polishers depending upon the type of finish you select.

Many of our clients decide to have their piano restored for sentimental reasons. After all, the instrument has probably belonged in the family for generations and when the work is completed, it will provide pleasure and enjoyment for present and future generations.

Ecologically speaking, having a piano restored is the ultimate example of re-cycling!

It also makes sound economic sense to have a quality grand fully restored bearing in mind that a new German made ‘top name’ grand piano currently costs £40,000 – £100,000 according to make, finish and size.

If you would like to see details of pianos we have recently restored please move to the ‘Examples’ page where you will also see comments from satisfied customers who have kindly allowed us to quote from letters and emails they have sent us.

We also restore and rebuild pianos to be sold in our showrooms. Full details of these instruments may be found under Reconditioned and Pre-owned pianos.


David Warr

David Warr

All pianos expertly restored

All pianos expertly restored

All pianos expertly restored

All pianos expertly restored

Providing professional and friendly service with comprehensive after sales support since 1965