Restored and rebuilt by Master Craftsman Tim Jackson of Comeragh Pianos, Waterford.
There are very few items that looks as impressive in a room as a grand piano. This Challen baby grand is a slightly newer model than most, which tend to date from the 1930's. Where this piano really differs from most others though, is in the amount of restoration work that has been completed.
The strings and frame have been removed, allowing the soundboard to be stripped and repolished. The frame has been regilded, and all strings and tuning pins replaced, as can be seen in the photos. It has an 88 note keyboard and action that has been dismantled, hammers refaced, jacks reburnished and all centre pins checked and replaced as necessary.
The keyboard has been thoroughly cleaned and the keytops buffed. The cabinet has been stripped and repolished and all brasswork buffed.
Tuned to A440 Hz
Year of manufacture: 1950
Dimensions: Length: 127cm, Width: 145cm
This piano can be viewed at its location in Comeragh Pianos, Waterford.
Comeragh Pianos are located at the foot of the Comeragh Mountains in County Waterford. Tim trained at the Welsh School of Musical Instrument Making and Repair, where in 1987 he qualified as a Piano Tuner/Technician. He currently has almost 40 years of experience working with all sorts of pianos in schools, colleges, theatres, churches, cathedrals and private homes.