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Whether it's our Custom Piano Tuning Service, a Pre-Purchase Inspection, Quality Repairs, or a deep Cleaning, Johnston Piano Tuning, LLC has you covered. 
Always Polite, Professional, and Prompt.

Customized Piano Tuning 

This simply means that not only will your piano be in tune, it will also be harmonically in tune with itself, providing the absolute best listening and playing experience. 

  • The customized tuning is based on the inherent inharmonicity of your specific piano for optimal stretch and harmonic tonality. 
  • The process is calculated digitally and applied aurally for the best possible results.
  • Including Professional Inspection, 
    • Only $125 (plus applicable tax).
       

Pitch Raise Tuning 

A piano that has been recently moved or neglected for a long time and is more than -20 cents flat will not accommodate a standard tuning service.  Bringing a piano in this condition up to standard pitch will add thousands of pounds of additional tension, requiring extra time and cost to accomplish. 

*In the worst cases it could possibly require another visit within a short amount of time before being stable.

  • Service includes the entire tuning process performed at least two times.
    • Only $200 (plus applicable tax).


Piano Voicing

Every piano has its own unique tonal characteristics. Many of those qualities are due to the engineering in the scale and sound board design. However, it is your piano’s hammers that permit these integral designs to bloom.   

If when speaking to your technician you mention that your piano sounds too bright, dark, loud, soft, sharp, dull, brittle, deep, woody, uneven, or dead you could benefit from voicing.

  • The hammers are one of the major components that give a piano its own distinctive voice.
  • Voicing involves the manipulation of hammer felt and other mechanical components in order to build and optimize the tonal spectrum inherent in the piano.
    • Only $60/hour prorated after the first hour (plus applicable tax).

 

Piano Regulation

A properly regulated piano produces:

  • A keyboard that feels uniform from note to note.
  • A keyboard that is responsive to rapid-fire fingerings and clean phrasings.
  • A keyboard that commands a broad dynamic range.
  • A keyboard that allows the player to express themselves completely.

 What is involved in a piano regulation? (Partial List)

  • Alignments - Strings to hammers; whippens to knuckles; jacks in windows; jacks to knuckles; repetition lever height; back checks to hammers.
  • Blow distance, let off, drop, back check, butterfly springs, and after touch set. 
  • Tune - Pitch set to A440 (if possible)
  • Regulate Back Action - Check damper lift off key sticks; check damper timing and lift off tray; adjust lost motion in damper pedal.
  • Regulate Shift/Soft Pedal
  • Regulate Sostenuto Function and Pedal. 
    • Only $60/hour prorated after the first hour (plus applicable tax).

 

Piano Cleaning

Whether simply cleaning the keys, or a deep cleaning involving removing cabinet parts, action and keys, we have the level of cleaning that is right for you and your piano.

*Basic Cosmetic Upright/Grand Piano Cleaning

  • Dust, wipe, and polish the exterior case as needed.
  • Brush and vacuum around the tuning pins.
  • Wipe clean all of the individual keys.
  • Remove dust from the top surface of the soundboard (underneath the strings) with a vacuum and proprietary tools. (Grands only)
    • Only $75 for Uprights or $100 for Grands (plus applicable tax).

 

*Complete Vertical/Upright Premium Deep Cleaning

  • Remove and clean behind all removable case parts
  • Dust, wipe, and polish the exterior case as needed.
  • Brush and vacuum around the tuning pins.
  • Wipe clean all of the individual keys.
  • Remove action and keys and vacuum and blow out dust.
  • Vacuum the keyframe.
  • Clean by hand all 230 strings (from the bass through the high treble).
  • Clean, polish, and lubricate the key frame, which entails removing the action and all 88 keys, hand polishing all 176 key pins (a front rail and balance rail pin for each key), and lubricating all of the moving action parts.
    • Starts at Only $125 (plus applicable tax).

 

*Complete Grand Piano Premium Deep Cleaning

  • Dust, wipe, and polish the exterior case as needed.
  • Clean by hand all 230 strings (from the bass through the high treble).
  • Remove and blow the dust out of the action and keys.
  • Remove the action stack and keys and vacuum the keybed (where the action sits) inside the piano. 
  • Brush and vacuum around the tuning pins. 
  • Remove dust from the top surface of the soundboard (underneath the strings) with a vacuum and proprietary tools. 
  • Remove dust from the top surface of the cast-iron ("golden") plate, and wipe down as needed. 
  • Remove dust from the top surface of the dampers. 
  • Clean, polish, and lubricate the key frame, which entails disassembling the action, removing all 88 keys, hand polishing all 176 key pins (a front rail and balance rail pin for each key), and lubricating all of the moving action parts.
  • Wipe clean all of the individual keys.
    • Starts at Only $175 (plus applicable tax).

 

Piano Repairs

A Partial List of Typical Repairs for Grands and Uprights. Costs will be determined according to parts and hours spent.

  • Broken Strings – Splicing & Replacing
  • Sticky Keys
  • Sluggish Action Parts
  • Loose Action Parts
  • Fractured Key Sticks
  • Hammer Reshaping
  • Problem Hammer Shanks
  • Noises – Buzzes, Rattles, and Clicks Diagnostic
  • Pedal Issues – Damping, Shifting, Sostenuto, and Pedal Trap
  • Damper Troubles - After-ring, Swooshing
  • Malfunctioning Notes
  • Glue Joint Failure
  • Artist Bench Problems
  • Full Service Visits Available
  • Including Professional Inspection and Quality Repairs or Referral.
    • Only $60/hour prorated after the first hour plus parts (plus applicable tax).

 

Piano Inspection

Professional Piano Inspection. 

  • Check the case for scratches, blemishes or any other issues.
  • Keys are level on the keyboard.
  • Spacing of the hammers look even to the eyes.
  • Hammer felts are not too compressed and string marks on them are not too deep.
  • Not many replaced strings (if the piano is old and some of the strings look newer and shinier than others, it may mean that other strings may break soon and need to be replaced as well).
  • Keys do not get stuck when pressed down.
  • There are no keys sounding extremely out of tune (if they do it usually means that the tuning pin(s) require repair).
  • Tuning pins are not rusty.
  • Soundboard does not have major cracks.
  • Soundboard is thoroughly glued and attached to the wooden diagonal ribs (otherwise volume of sound can be substantially reduced and the piano may also buzz).
  • There are no rodent droppings inside the piano. 
    • Only $40 (plus applicable tax).
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Telephone:  1 (614) 935-6525  (call/text)

E-mail:  JohnstonPianoTuning@gmail.com

 

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