Piano Restoration in Ireland by Holland Pianos

Holland pianos are renowned experts for piano restoration in Ireland. We regularly carry out partial and full restoration of pianos.

Restoration is a very slow and painstaking process. Restoring a piano can involve numerous variables. For instance, it might require a complete restoration to its original timber state. Quite often, the need for repairing or replacing veneer arises. Before staining and finishing, broken or missing pieces need to be replaced. Some finishes may require as many as 20 coats.

When doing a full restoration, It may involve a complete reconditioning of the frame and acoustic mechanisms of the piano. Tuning pins, strings, pinblocks are included.
Because the typical piano action has approximately 6000 parts, the restoration of the piano can be the slowest part of all. Replacement or servicing of such parts can be very time-consuming.
The economics of restoration depend on the value of the piano when it was new. How valuable the instrument will be after it has been restored.


A high-end piano is almost always a solid candidate for restoration, as its worth when completed will far outweigh the expense of executing the task.

Restoring an old piano is not always a viable option, sadly. The price of completing the task may exceed the price of purchasing a more recent piano that does not require restoration.

There are times however when the cost is not an issue. If the piano is a family heirloom that has a lot of sentimental value. Or if for some reason a particular piano has a more historical significance. Then restoration can be an option, even though it might not appear to make economic sense.

Holland Pianos are always happy to evaluate a piano with a view to partial or full restoration or reconditioning. Advice will be given to potential clients as to whether it would be a wise investment for them.

We often advise customers who are thinking of having their piano reconditioned to send us some photographs by e-mail, preferably to include one with the front panel of the piano removed, so that we can see the type of action and its condition. A lot can be seen in these photos. Advice can then be given as to whether it is worth further investigation.

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Below we have some examples of Pianos that came to us for restoration...





The following H. Matz & Co Piano came to us in need of a lot of repair & restoration.




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