Chipped Ivory Keys?
If the ivory keys on your piano are looking old, chipped-up or yellowed from wear and tear, give us a call! Did you know that here at Brigham Larson Pianos, we do Keyset Restoration? We can either get your original set of ivory looking “factory-fresh” again or you can choose to have your chipped-up or yellowed ivory replaced with high-quality plastic tops. Our expert piano technicians can assist you in deciding the best option for your upright or grand piano. There are advantages to both.
Original ivory keys when restored not only look beautiful, but have a luxurious, silky feel to them as well which plastic tops simply cannot duplicate. They give a piano a solid authentic feel and will last indefinitely with proper care. We can either file the sharp edges down on your ivories or if there are only a few ivories chipped or missing, we can usually replace it with an ivory key from another piano.
Another option is replacing your chipped-up or yellowed ivory keys with high-quality plastic tops. They are very attractive and durable. In a household where young children live and play, plastic tops would be a more sensible choice. Ivory, especially old ivory, is more easily chipped than plastic and can be prone to splitting. Also, sometimes old ivory is in such bad condition that the restoration of the original ivory would be impossible.
If you would like to discuss having the keytops on your piano put back to their beautiful condition or would like to schedule a piano tuning, please give us a call at 801-701-0113 or schedule an appointment online. We would love to assist you in getting your piano back in the best condition whether you choose to repair the piano you have or upgrade to a new piano. #ivorykeys #keytops]]>