Type: Overstrung/Underdamper Upright Piano
Brand: Alison, London, UK
Finish: Restored Fiddle Back Mahogany
Date of Manufacture: 1939
Arthur Allison & Co. were a well established piano manufacturer with a reputation for producing good quality upright pianos. In 1929, the company was taken over by Chappell pianos. This piano has been restored to a high standard, with re-polished cabinet, buffed brass-works, internally restored action, along with keyboard and pedal system. It has a rich mellow rounded tone, with good volume and presence on account of its longer strings and larger soundboard. A responsive instrument with a nice even depth of tone and clarity throughout the range.
Dimensions: Width: 140cm, Depth: 59cm, Height: 118cm
Restoration Process: The casework now looks the same as when it was originally manufactured, having been stripped back, repaired and finished with many coats of the finest grade polish. The brass trimmings, including every screw, inside and out, are refinished and shiny. The back of the piano is resprayed.
The hammers are resurfaced, realigned, and now perform at their optimum best. Pedal section was removed and reconditioned: and while the pedals were out, the inner base of the piano resprayed. Pedals are regulated and new pads installed around them to reduce movement noise when in operation. Strings, pins, and soundboard are cleaned. Each ivory key was put through a cleaning and whitening process using ultra violet light. Piano is tuned, toned and ready to play.
2 Year Extendable Warranty
Nationwide Ground Floor Delivery
New Adjustable Matching Stool (Worth: €195)
Warranty is renewed after two years if O'Briain Pianos or a third party tune your piano at least once a year.
Piano is tuned prior to delivery. It's important that you tune your piano after two months, as it takes two months for your piano to acclimatize and adapt to its new environment (Tuning Cost: €130).
During this 'settling in' period, a piano goes slightly out of tune. After this first tuning, your piano must be tuned at least once a year (Tuning Cost: €130).
If you are an intermediate to advanced level player, tuning every six months is advised.