Today we moved a beautiful antique 1870 Broadwood grand for a client. This historical vintage 9' grand piano is a true beauty.
Pianos and History
A Piano such as this reminds us of the many piano craftsmen of decades and centuries gone by. Every part of this instrument was completely hand-crafted, taking several months to complete. Did the skilled builders of this Broadwood grand ever consider that nearly a century and a half later someone would still be playing it.....much less that it would be moved in a gasoline powered truck with a power lift-gate?
Pianos and Technology
Today's technology and advanced equipment allows us to better care for these old historic instruments. Modern humidity control protects the wood from harmful variations of humidity which can cause damage and tuning instability. This is important not only when your it is in storage, but helps maintain your instrument every day it is in your home. Modern piano moving equipment, not only speeds up the moving process but it is moved safely, protecting not only the instrument, but also the piano movers.
Safely Moving Your Piano
Some things never change. Carefully and correctly moving a piano is just as important today as it was in 1870. Proper moving equipment is a must. Your grand must be blanket wrapped for added protection of the beautiful finish. Adequately sized and designed dollies must be used to carry the weight as it is moved from your home to the moving truck. Most importantly, the people moving it must have the knowledge, expertise, and experience to make it all happen safely.
Your Pianos History and Future
Whether your instrument is a vintage beauty such as this 1870 Broadwood grand, a mid-century spinet, or a brand new shiny technologically advanced player grand; it deserves to be well cared for. Well cared for while in your home, but also well cared for when it is moved or put into a piano storage facility. Trust the Dallas and Ft. Worth piano moving professionals at PianoProsDFW to safely move or store your instrument. Future generations who play your piano will thank you.