Antique Square Piano - Three Appealing Characteristics of Square Piano

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Antique square pianos are often misunderstood by many people and they have suffered awful discrimination by the modern industry. There are some clients who would say that square pianos cannot be restored and do not have a high value today. But despite of these misconceptions, there are still wonderful facts about square pianos.

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Antique square pianos are often misunderstood by many people and they have suffered awful discrimination by the modern industry. There are some clients who would say that square pianos cannot be restored and do not have a high value today. But despite of these misconceptions, there are still wonderful facts about square pianos. An antique square piano has three appealing characteristics that are you rarely find in other pianos, especially the pianos that we have today. Allow us to review each of these traits by reading the rest of this article.

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Victorian Era Design Square piano is viewed to be a classic type of musical instrument and has a one-of-a-kind design. Antique square pianos come from Victorian period wherein craftsmen would built, carve, and shape the musical instrument using their own hands. The most amazing as well as interesting thing about square pianos is that they were made with the use of old fashioned and older wood and logs just to have their cases and veneers assembled. Most vintage square pianos which include squares from Steinway are inspired with Rococo Victorian with the design if a cabriole leg. The overall look of Steinway square pianos is neater and more simplistic as compared to the more ornately carved square pianos.

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Historical Significance Square pianos were one of the earliest pianos built during the golden years of American piano production. Great artisans created square pianos in the late 19 th century up to the World War II, the time piano manufacturing was at its very best. Square pianos are really significant not only to the piano history but to the history as a whole. These instruments were used to be at the center of most living rooms owned by middle class people in the Victorian period. Great composers such as Mozart and Bach used square pianos during their time in the 18 th century. These instruments also reached their popularity in the United States through the 1880s.

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Ability to be Restored and Preserved In spite of the misconceptions about the ability of square pianos to be restored, there are still experts who are saying that they can be restored and preserved. Restoring them is possible but it can be tough because of its unique shape and design. That’s why it is important to look for a professional square piano restorer who loves and appreciates these unique pianos. Square pianos have unique and special parts such as case, soundboard, tuning pins, action, strings, and dampers. You can actually find various piano restoration firms that accept restoration jobs for square pianos. Restoring a square piano is essential for it to be continued treasured as a family heirloom that is passed from one generation to the next.

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Square pianos have wonderful characteristics that made them different from contemporary pianos. Although they are now considered antique, every household that have them really should feel proud that they own a masterpiece that is a very important part of the history and a gem which is rare to find nowadays.

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