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Fandrich & Sons provides several choices for refinishing of your piano. We offer the traditional black finish in a hand rubbed satin lacquer and a clear finish in a hand rubbed satin lacquer. We can change your piano's current finish to a colored wood or black satin.

During the black lacquer process, the existing finish is stripped from the piano using a mild, non-destructive stripping method. Next, the piano case and parts are washed, dried, sanded and prepped. Any repair work is done at this time. We then apply a pore filler to reduce the amount of wood pores that may be visible in the finish. The filler is then sanded smooth and reapplied if necessary. Several coats of wood sealer are applied before the color coat. This is sanded smooth and will keep the color coat from being absorbed by the wood. Color coat is applied. The color coat is allowed to dry and is hand rubbed in a three step process to achieve a beautiful satin finish.

The clear lacquer process differs from the black only when applying the color. At Fandrich & Sons, we use uv resistant, non-grain raising stains in primary colors only (red, yellow, blue and black). This gives us the ability to match any natural wood color you choose for your piano's new finish. This color stage is applied after any needed repair work and before any sealer.

When a piano is constructed at the factory to have a black finish, the wood parts used are not always the same wood type. When changing these piano's to a wood finish, there may be some parts that contain varying grain patterns than that of the primary wood. On this type of piano, a darker stain color is recommended.

We realize that a complete refinish is outside the budget for some and we can provide excellent alternatives to bring back the beauty of your piano's existing finish. The options available to you will depend on the current condition of your piano's finish. Please contact us for more information.

At the July 2002 International Piano Technician Guild Convention in Chicago, IL there were 106 exhibits, including virtually all of the piano manufacturers. We happened to be in the booth next to the 7' Bosendorfer with our Fandrich & Sons Model 165HGS 5'5" grand piano and one of our Model 126V uprights. Besides having at least 6 dealers tell us they would buy our pianos at our current prices and mark them up almost double if we would let them become Fandrich & Sons dealers, we heard the following comments:

Regarding the Model 126V, as always, "This is the best upright piano I have ever played, the tone is so even and clear, the action is amazing!"

Regarding the 5'5" Model 165HGS, "This is the best action of any of the pianos here. It is so controllable, even at the quietest levels of play." "The tone of your grand is more even than the Bosendorfer [to be fair, the Bosendorfer had been delivered to the convention right out of the box]. "This piano has more heart than the 9' Bluthner concert grand on the other side of the curtain!" "This is how a treble should sound!".

And over and over, "It's hard to believe this is only a 5'5" grand, it sounds at least as big as a 6'." and also many times "My friend said I had to come and try this piano!"