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Removing a Frame from a Grand Piano

Shackleford Pianos specialises in full piano restoration and a common part of this process is removing the frame. This photo series is taken whilst a team of 4 piano technicians removes the 150 KG solid frame from a Chickering grand piano. Prior to this point in the restoration process, all the strings have been removed and [...]

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Feurich Pedal Harmonique

Feurich Pedal Harmonique Feurich Pedal Harmonique - 4th Pedal Feurich have always made an effort to create unique products and piano innovations. The hugely popular Feurich 161 has been adapted to have a fourth pedal - the Harmonic pedal. For the first time since the invention of the sostenuto pedal, [...]

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Restoration Snippets from a Piano Workshop

Shackleford Pianos is a full service piano workshop. With 5 full time piano technicians and two members of the french polishing team we are able to restore your piano to the highest quality. Our workshop, based in Cheshire, means we are able to provide the best in piano restoration without the pianos needing to be moved [...]

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What is Your Favourite Piano Brand?

We want to know what your favourite piano brand is. Do you long for the craftsmanship and stunning tones of a high class German piano maker such as Bluthner, Bechstein, Bosendorfer or are you leaning towards the more modern Yamahas and Kawai pianos? Perhaps it is the cabinet design that floats your boat and your favourite piano [...]

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A Petrof Piano that is Causing a Storm

Petrof 194 Storm Grand Piano The Petrof Storm grand piano is making waves within the piano world and is certainly a piano that has stolen our hearts! This piano easily matches pianos worth twice as much. Its construction is second to none as our visit to the Petrof factory highlighted. (pictures below) The 150 year tradition of Petrof [...]

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Bluthner Grand Piano Stringing

Stringing a grand piano at the Bluthner Factory in Leipzig. Every string is individually tied which creates greater tuning stability. This is unusual as it is so labor intensive. A hint at the work and care that goes into every Bluthner piano. Pure craftsmanship mixed with history and tradition. Bluthner Piano Factory

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Petrof Storm Grand Piano | Appearance Matters

My first impression of the Petrof 194 “Storm” was that it was going to be just another black grand piano. How badly mistaken I was! Upon opening the main lid you are presented with one of the best constructed and nicest presented pianos that are available in today’s piano market. The juxtaposition of the luxurious and [...]

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Petrof Grand Piano | Special Design

Petrof pianos can custom make grand pianos for any client - this is a particularly special Petrof 'Special design' which we have actually seen.The unusual leg shape, pinstripe chrome details and diamond Petrof symbols - this piece ensures the Petrof brand stays classy, unusual and inspiring.We (Shackleford pianos) have the full range of Petrof pianos [...]

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Petrof Piano Special Designs & Factory Tours

Yesterday we provided you with a video of one of Petrof pianos 'Special designs' so we thought we would today follow up with a selection of luxury special designed Petrof pianos that may inspire you to think outside the box and order a custom made Petrof piano! If you are reading just to wow yourself with [...]

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From the First Touch | Petrof Storm Grand Piano

Petrof 194 Storm grand piano £24,828.00 From the first touch of the Petrof Storm 194’s keys, you realise you are experiencing something special. This then poses the question why? Most German and European pianos use mostly the same action parts, these being made by the German company Renner, the finest piano action parts available. But something seems [...]

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