Our technician recently made an interesting discovery in a client’s piano bench. He found the maintenance manual provided by Yamaha to buyers of a new acoustic piano.
For its acoustic pianos, Yamaha recommends a minimum of one tuning per year and precise adjustments
Knowing the reputation of Yamaha pianos, we were keen to read it. The manufacturer mentions the need for at least one tuning per year (and even two) and for precise adjustments performed by an expert technician. Such work ensures that the piano continues to perform at its best.
The booklet also contains a wealth of information about the best location in a room for a piano (right acoustics, the need for ventilation, the required distance from windows and the heating system), and consistent temperature and humidity levels (avoid excessive dryness and humidity).
Would you like to know how to clean your piano’s keyboard? The manufacturer provides clear instructions. It also recommends not placing anything on the instrument (aside from music scores and a metronome, of course!). Finally, Yamaha reminds us how an accumulation of dust can be harmful to the hammers and action.
So if your piano brings joy to you and your family, and you would like to keep it in good condition for a long time, then this document is for you!