Dancing on a piano is always a crowd pleaser. So is smashing a guitar. The difference between the two is:
     A "Throw-Away" guitar costs about a
       hundred bucks and is owned by the
     A concert grand sells for about
       $90,000.00 and is normally rented.

The big difference, however, is that the performer "Eats" the loss on the guitar but "Skips-Out" rental damages.

So, before you applaud vandalism on stage, consider the "Schmuck" who's stuck with the bill. Clap a little less, and maybe ticket prices will be a little less.



The most important aspect of this type of repair is that there cannot be any movement between the two halves of the cracked piano lid. If there is movement the finish will pop out of the seam. Merely slapping some glue in the crack and hoping for the best is not an effective repair. The splinters and air gaps have to first be removed, then the pieces have to be anchored together to ensure complete rigidity between the lid panels,



  1. Damaged Piano Lid
  2. Rout Out the Crack
  3. Rout the Groove
  4. Shape Splined Shim
  5. Glue and Clamp
  6. Completed Glue Joint
  7. Apply Fiberglass Veneer
  8. Cut Plugs for Stripped Screws
  9. Center Plunge Router jig
  10. Plunge Rout screw holes
  11. Insert Plugs
  12. Plane Lid Surface
  13. Spray Paint Lid
  14. Wet Sand Finish
  15. Completed Project
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Gallery Intro
Player Pianos
Mason-Hamlin Sale
Repair Cracked Lid
Harp Diagram
Steinway console Sale
Replace Hammers
Move Quote

Fractured Fairy Tale
Harp Diagram-2
Broken Leg Repair
Pet Damage

Fractured Fairytale-2
Harp Design
Hammond Spinet Sale
Repair Chipped Ivory
Soundboard Repair



Servicing the Kansas City, Gladstone, Overland Park
metropolitan area
moving  tuning  repairing  rebuilding  concert rentals

Jones Piano House

5742 N. Lenox Ave 
          Kansas City,  MO  64151


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