The business of restoring pianos is a fine art that few people have the skills to do, but the Leverett family are pioneers of the industry who are able to bring old pianos back to their original standard, or even better.
Established by Colin, Derrick and Paul Leverett, Piano Restorations Ltd. possess the abilities to rebuild pianos almost from scratch and are renowned worldwide as the definitive experts in the field. The business is now extending itself into piano sales, offering both new and restored instruments, the latter of which will be at the company's 'better than new' condition and available at a fraction of the price.
For example, whilst a brand new Steinway piano can cost you anywhere from £80,000 upwards, Leverett Pianos will be selling their restored versions from around £36,000, a great deal considering the quality. However, one should not be led down the path of thinking that the Leverett family's restored pianos are substandard, as this is not the case. Their work at least matches the quality of the original and all pianos are wrapped in beautiful vintage casing, just for that extra touch.
The company is not new to the business either. With over 160 years of combined experience, the Leverett family have built a prestigious name for themselves within the industry, restoring pianos for the likes of Artur Pizarro, comedian, Bill Bailey, Ted Baker (the fashion designer) and even Stephen Fry who noted: "I was overwhelmed with the quality of craftsmanship, these artisans transformed a rather worn out and soulless instrument back into a beautiful heart warming piano: now all they have to do is restore my ability to play…”.
One should also not be fooled into thinking that Piano Restorations Ltd. is all about making the instrument 'look good' again; it is so much more. The company provide the full package, focusing on the small details as well as the fundamentals such as tone and craftsmanship. Achieving the company's high standards is a tough task, often taking around 240 hours to fully restore a piano, but it is a labour of love for the Leverett family whose passion for what they do is undoubtedly evident in their final products.
Also, piano lovers no longer have to actually own a piano to benefit from the company's services as Leverett pianos will be outsourcing worn out instruments that they can restore to their former glory. All of this craftsmanship takes place in Piano Restorations' state of the art, 5000 square foot workshop where they even produce traditional, bespoke soundboards that are essential for achieving that pure sound quality.
Piano Restorations have recently created an insider's video into their world, exhibiting the history and and quality craftsmanship at the heart of the company. The video shows the process of rebuilding an exquisite Bluthner Jubilee from the day it arrives to the fully rebuilt piano. It also features concert pianist Joseph Fleetwood who composed the music to the video, 'Moon Light over the River Tay'.
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beAJvLDQNJw
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Written by assemnism