Restoring an antique baby grand

8 Jul

Some 10 years ago we bought an old Collard & Collard baby grand for £200. It has been played occasionally but is out of tune.
Our local Island tuner Ron Bird deemed it un-tuneable and quoted £3,000 to fix it. Not having £3k stashed away, the options seemed to include:
1. Burn it
2. Chuck it away
3. Give it away
4. Fix it myself

1 and 2 Seemed cruel. 3 was not actually an option because no-one would want it. That left 4, which is now my spare time project for the next year or so.

It has proved really enjoyable and instructive so far and I propose to blog regularly on the project as it progresses
Instalment 1. Will follow soon!

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