Parlor Grand Piano Movers
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Many high-end historical homes in New Jersey house a parlor grand piano, and the piano tends to be as old, or older, than the homes. Many of these compact grand pianos are made of rosewood, ebony, or rare types of mahogany, with marquetry or mother-of-pearl inlay and very ornately carved. Most of these beautiful old pianos were brought from Europe by wealthy families coming to make their fortune in newly settled America, and having a parlor grand was expected in a fine home. Due to their age and the types of wood used, most parlor grands are stout and extremely heavy, hovering near 1,500 pounds. They were built compact to fit into sitting or parlor rooms, and used to entertain guests in private homes.
The aging process that comes with years of being in an environment kept warm by gas, oil, or wood heat, and now electric or gas, as well as air conditioning to combat summer mugginess near the ocean, tends to have a negative effect on wood, making it brittle and dried out over time. This makes moving such a heavy but fragile antique an enormous challenge that very few piano moving companies will tackle, because their insurance and skill level just is not up to the task. These pieces are family heirlooms that have passed through several generations and much history, and it stands to reason that moving one should be assigned to a company knowledgeable and insured to handle the delicate, difficult job of transporting one safely. When you are faced with having one of these find antiques resituated, you need to contact Piano Movers New Jersey.
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Parlor grand pianos should not be moved by amateurs under any circumstances if you want your home and the piano to survive intact. Even though compact, they are still nearly six feet in length, and weigh usually around three-quarters of a ton. They tend to be fragile, brittle, and very easy to damage, often beyond repair without the correct know-how and proper equipment. Moving one involves a major job of disassembling (or box and brace as may the case be), padding and wrapping to protect the harp, legs (often not removable on these units), soundboard and strings, lid, and often sconces. It is critical that the flooring be protected, with great care to not harm walls, threshold, door frames, or other parts of the home while moving the instrument, as many of these older homes have special paint or wall finishes, ornate woodwork, or rare wallpaper in them. It is important to protect historical homes and historically significant instruments by using a qualified piano mover that is licensed, insured, and has years of experience moving these beautiful but delicate antique musical wonders. Call us or send in our online contact form for a free estimate to get your parlor grand piano relocated. We know you have probably spoken to a number of companies who claim they will do it, then decline when they realize what is the instrument. We not only will move it for you, we will do it with care, expertise, and at a reasonable price.
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