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Save Hundreds on Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

Save Hundreds on Black Friday & Small Business Saturday

10% Off all Yamaha, Kawai, Hailun, & Hallet Davis Pianos

November 24th & 25th, 2017

Save hundreds of dollars on our top brand pianos when you stop by Brigham Larson Pianos on Black Friday or Small Business Saturday! Take advantage of great savings on Yamaha, Kawai, Hailun, and Hallet Davis pianos, both new and used. We offer free delivery on every purchase. The holiday season is here, and we want to share our savings with you!
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Restoring Grandpa’s Childhood Piano, Part 3

Restoring Grandpa’s Childhood Piano, Part 3

We are now into the third and final phase or restoring this vintage Hallet Davis upright piano!

Our technician, Bryce, has been working on this piano non-stop for the past few weeks. In this video he is adjusting the let off. The let off is the distance from the string at which the hammer starts to pull away. Bryce is making sure each hammer pulls away at a proper 1/8 of an inch. He measures this using a magnet gauge that slides along the strings. There are many steps to a full regulation, and adjusting the let off is only one. Bryce has been regulating this piano for about a week. There are two goals in regulation, one has to do with repetition, and the the other with dynamic range. A correctly regulated piano will have a great range in both the pianissimo and the fortissimo sides.

Aside from finishing the regulation, the trapwork is still missing and the piano still needs to be tuned. However, the restoration process is nearly complete and the results are looking great!

Catch up on parts 1 & 2 by following the links below:

Part 1: Grandpa’s Piano
Part 2: Keys & Cleaning

ABC4 News at Brigham Larson Pianos, tune in Sunday!

ABC4 News at Brigham Larson Pianos, tune in Sunday!

Look for Brigham Larson Pianos on ABC4 News:

  • Facebook Live: Wednesday, October 25th around 1pm
  • Full News Feature: Sunday, October 29th at 10pm on ABC4 News
  • Replay News Feature: Monday, October 30th at 9pm on ABC4 News

ABC4 News was at Brigham Larson Pianos today, filming a feature for their segment, “Utah Success Stories.” The segment celebrates Utah entrepreneurs and their stories, along with economic growth in the state. We were excited to show them the store and share the story of a piano we are restoring. Check out the clip below of Brigham and Brigham Jr. serenading the crew with a fantastic father/son duet:

Here are more behind the scenes photos! The news crew was incredibly professional and a pleasure to work with. A huge thank you to ABC4 News and their crew for spending time with us today. Tune in tomorrow for our Facebook Live session, and then Sunday night to see the full segment.

 

Beautifully Rebuilt 1909 Starr 58″ Upright Piano

Beautifully Rebuilt 1909 Starr 58″ Upright Piano

This Starr piano has been thoroughly and completely rebuilt! This classic WWI era piano is huge, standing at 58″ tall. Modern pianos are usually only made up to 52″. Cosmetically it is perfect. It has been refinished in a deep brown. The keys have been redone along with all the metal hardware. The casters were replaced, and the long music desk slides out for more sound. On the inside, there are brand new Renner hammers. (Renner is famous in the piano industry for the very best piano parts in the world.) The damper felts have been replaced. The strings, tuning pins, hammer shanks and hammer butts are brand new, and the whippens are refurbished. The trapwork has been fully cleaned and rebuilt using the original hardware. This piano has a big booming tone. It can still be played softly, but due to its large size it excels on the fortissimo side. With all the work done on this Starr, we’ve essentially set the clock back to 1909. We are very proud of this piano, and we think you’ll be impressed!

1909 Starr 58″ Upright Piano

Serial: #75431

Price: $12,500 (Fin. Price $213/mo.)

Comes with 3 Year BLP Warranty

Call us at (801) 701-0113 to set up a time to come see this wonderful piano, or stop by anytime Monday through Friday from 10am-6pm.  Call / text Brigham directly at (801) 830-0011.

Just out of the shop! 2000 Baldwin 45″ Upright Piano

Just out of the shop! 2000 Baldwin 45″ Upright Piano

This piano has so many things going for it, and we are excited to share it with you! First, it is made by Baldwin, and Baldwins are historically high quality pianos. Second, it was made in the year 2000, and in piano years that is hardly any time at all. Third, it has been completely refurbished by us! Any wear and tear it may have developed in the past 17 years has been erased by our team of technicians. This refurbishing process is more than a quick one day affair, rather, it is a very involved and detail oriented process. It entails a full cleaning, reshaping the hammers, tightening, lubricating, aligning the hammers, rebuilding the trapwork, adjusting the wheels, voicing the hammers, buffing the keys, polishing the pedals, a full regulation, a pitch raise, tuning, and more. The exterior has been refinished as well.

2000 Baldwin 45″ Upright Piano

Price: $2,899 (Finance $49/mo. Rent $73/mo.)

Serial: #370385

3 Year BLP Warranty

Call us at (801) 701-0113 to set up a time to come see this wonderful piano, or stop by anytime Monday through Friday from 10am-6pm.  Call / text Brigham directly at (801) 830-0011.

 

Adding a Muffler Rail to any Piano

Adding a Muffler Rail to any Piano

In this video, Brigham demonstrates a retrofit kit for a piano muffler. Piano Mufflers were common in Asian pianos during the 70s, 80s, and 90s, and they were usually installed at the factory. The piano in this video did not originally have a muffler included, but has since had one retrofitted in our piano shop. Rather than using a traditional pedal to activate the muffler, it uses a small hidden plunger to lower the muffler rail inside the piano. A muffler is perfect solution for families with sleeping children, playing late at night, or appeasing the neighbors in your condo unit. We can install a muffler rail on any piano in our store, or even on your piano at home. Call us today to set up a muffler for your piano, 801-701-0113.