(1) Smaller Grand Keyboard Using the Original Action Stack
If your grand piano has hammers and wippens that are in good condition, we may choose to use the original action stack parts on the new keyboard. Your original keyboard and action stack is then shipped to Titusville, PA in a box that we provide. We then get the measurements we need, build the new keyboard, and mount your original action stack parts on the new frame, a process that takes about 6 weeks. We send the new keyboard and the original keyboard back in two separate boxes. Installation will take just a few hours by your technician. Since we are using the original hammers, the piano will maintain its original sound with no need for voicing. Your technician can always easily reinstall the original keyboard. The price is $9,800 US, not including installation and shipping.
(2) Smaller Grand Keyboard with a New Action Stack
If we build a smaller keyboard with a new action stack we will use new Renner wippens and hammer shanks. The new hammers will be chosen in consultation with your technician. The building process will take about 6 weeks once we have obtained the piano’s measurements. After the new keyboard has been installed, the piano will have two keyboards that can be interchanged in less than 5 minutes. The new keyboard has adjustable features which will allow your technician to install it without changing anything on the piano. This will allow you to simply pull one keyboard out and slide the second keyboard back into place. The keyboard’s installation will include voicing the new hammers to obtain the desired sound. The price is $14,800 US, not including installation and shipping.