Shackleford PianosarespecialistsinPiano restorationforantique and modern uprightandgrand pianos.The pianos we have restored can be found throughout the UK and all around the World.
Weofferacomplete Piano Restoration servicefrom our Macclesfield, Cheshire workshop.
Withour piano restorationweconstantly research traditional piano manufacturing methodsand alsowork with modern pianomanufacturers to keep abreast of thelatest technological developments.
In this wayour piano restoration projects meet the increasing technical demandsof the modern pianist, who requires an instrument which can deliver extremes of colour, texture and dynamic, as well as the particular and varied demands of a wide range of grand pianos.
Being the UK's only full service piano workshop and showroom, we are in the best position to restore pianos.We do not send any part of the instrument to external sources, we have the ability to complete all the work in house.
Piano restoration types we offer
Shackleford Pianos Cheshire offers one of the UK's finest piano restoration services.
Whether you have a fine German piano such as Bluthner, Steinway, or Bechstein, or an English piano such as Chappell, Marshall & Rose or Broadwood you want restoring to its original glory,or you feel that it is time to restore to mint condition the piano that you inherited from grandma,Shackleford Pianos can tailor a piano restoration service to suit your budget and needs.Some of theservices Shackleford Pianos offersare:
All of Shackleford Pianos' piano restoration services are offered to the whole of UK and Europe and full restorations are guaranteed for a minimum of ten years.*
* Provided the piano is well maintained and tuned every six months by a Shackleford Pianos representative.
Our approach to piano restoration
We approach all piano restorations carefully and employ materials and techniques that are sympathetic to the period of the pianos manufacture.
Piano restoration is pointless and detrimental to an instrument's tonal character and value if modern parts and strings are used on older pianos.
Some of the historically important pianos that Aaron Shackleford has either restored or helped to restore include the Australian Prime Minister's piano in Canberra, the Government House Steinway Model C piano in Melbourne, an early Broadwood Grand Piano inHenbury Hall, Cheshire, and early Australian piano built by Gerhard Reicher and early fortepianos once owned by Schubert and Chopin.
All piano restoration is wholly performed by us in our specialist piano restoration workshop in Macclesfield, Cheshire. Some U.K. companies give the impression that they restore pianos themselves when, in reality, they contract out the work to companies in the former Eastern Bloc. We believe that cheaper labour costs often result in an unacceptable standard of piano restoration and therefore choose to carry out all of our piano restoration work personally. We also believe that it is important to maintain a high level of skills in piano restoration in the U.K. and that this can only be achieved by undertaking the piano restoration process in a controlled, single workshop environment. Furthermore, we welcome visitors to our workshop at any time.
Our piano restoration business restores pianos from the whole of the UK and Europe and guarantee all of our work for a minimum of ten years (subject to conditions).
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