The tuning of pianos, both grand and upright and above all concert pianos, requires a very fine ear, skilled manual skills, knowledge of the construction bases of the sound bodies, of the various strings, perspicacity in grasping the customers' wishes and a large dose of experience. This intervention must be carried out at least once a year, if there are particular needs or the instrument is used frequently; the intervention is carried out at home; if the piano is transported, it is usually necessary to tune it again even if the intervention was carried out recently.

Tuning by ear, guaranteed by a good tuner, is far preferable to tuning carried out using electronic devices.

Action Regulation

The “action regulation” of the piano mechanics consists in correctly setting all the values within the mechanism of the instrument (key sinking, escapement, second escapement, hammer guard, etc.). Usually all these values, inside the piano, are restored to the original factory ones, but it is often necessary to make several changes so that the sensibilities of the individual pianist are satisfied. Wear and atmospheric conditions change these values. An incorrect setting of the action can cause serious problems with the functioning of the piano. Normally the adjustment can be carried out on site, but if necessary it will have to be carried out in the laboratory.

We specialize in making wound strings for bass.

Restoration Laboratory

Accredited by the major Sicilian musical institutions, our professionalism is recognized and rewarded by the Superintendency of Cultural Heritage of the city of Catania, for which we collaborate.

We believe that only by respecting ancient traditions can we achieve the best result; for this reason our restorations always aim to restore the original conditions in full respect of the materials and techniques used in ancient times.

We have adequate equipment for the restoration of mechanics and furniture. The varnishing techniques are the traditional ones for antique pianos and historical instruments (shellac with pad or shellac and wax) while for modern pianos we are able to create mirror lacquers with polyester paints.