A piano restoration is a huge undertaking, requiring in depth knowledge of all aspects of piano performance. Every step in the piano restoration process affects the tonal output and performance characteristics of the final product. Getting the details right along the way makes all the difference: perfect glue joints, proper grain orientation in the soundboard, perfect hammer alignment, idealized action geometry, and attentive tone building and voicing as finishing steps to bring the instrument to its full potential. These are but a few of the myriad details that a good rebuilder will address in your piano restoration. The piano restoration process can make radical performance improvements to a piano, especially in the case of pianos with original design problems. In these instances, in the end the rebuilt piano sounds far better than it ever did as a new instrument.