Can all pianos be repaired?
Technically, a piano in any state whatsoever can be repaired, given enough time. But these days the cost of restoration can often be more than the market value. This is the case for some pianos made at the start of the twentieth century: wooden framed upright pianos or pianos with only partly metal frames. This construction method is now obsolete, and they are only recommended as second pianos. Only those from the most prestigious makers should be considered, and one should never learn on such a piano. Some older grand pianos are difficult to restore, such as straight-strung models from the end of the 1800s up until 1927. Erard’s famous pianos have a very particular rich sound and are still highly prized. Some such pianos which are still in good condition are suitable for restoration and represent important musical heritage which should not be lost.