When I discovered Wes Flinn’s web-site, I did something good and right for myself, and my piano. I sought routine maintenance after a cross-country move. I wasn’t seeking a miracle. My piano just needed a little attention, I thought. He explained what my piano needed was a “Full Maintenance Service” (see his website for explanation: ‘www.PianoTuningPhoenix.com’). When his “spa treatment” for our piano was complete, I expected to check it off the household “to do” list and resume life as usual. The rest of this story calls for a pause, a shout in celebration. When I sat down to play the first song, unexpectedly, tears flowed. All these years I had internalized that I had lost my touch. My piano and I reconnected in one sitting and a familiar joy returned to me. Mr. Flinn had re-touched, re-tightened, and renewed what my piano had lost. I am a benefactor proclaiming that I have evidenced Mr. Flinn to be a true expert. He has a passion for his work that makes the world a better place. I am thankful musicians can glean from someone who cares so much about quality. In Wes Flinn, I have found a friend and an inspiration. My piano is now the apprentice of a finely-tuned master.
When I discovered Wes Flinn’s web-site, I did something good and right for myself, and my piano. I sought routine maintenance after a cross-country…
I own a 1925 Gulbransen Upright piano. I wanted to refurbish it to become a true working antique. I found this amazing website, and asked Wes to make it happen. We named the piano Ms G (for Gulbransen, the manufacturer). Parts were ordered, the cleanup started. Repairs were made when possible, but much had to be replaced like bass strings, hammers, dampers, miscellaneous felts. Her action was regulated and lubricated, the keyboard calibrated, and all her more than 10,000 moving parts made to to function properly like they did originally. Finally her outside finish was refurbished to simulate her original look in 1925, since she had been a bit battered around through the years. When Ms G returned home, wow! Did she look and sound terrific! Ms G had gone from a down and battered flapper from 1925 to a Charleston kicking Radio City Rockett working antique! She can play anything now from Beethoven to Rag-time! Thanks, Wes! Marilyn S.
I moved from Korea to US (Phoenix) about six months ago; about three months after I arrived, I have a chance to check up my piano from Korea. According to the tuner (Wes Flinn), my piano looked like it was having a problem on the pins inside the piano. In the beginning, since Phoenix has a desert weather (it means huge humidity change from normal in Korea) to very dry (in Phoenix)), he worried that dry humidity may cause this problem, so that he recommended to put a humidifier in my house and to check conditions about 40 days later. I just followed what he said, and after about one and a half months, when he checked again my piano, he said the proper humidity level worked well so that my piano tuned OK. It tuned so well by just putting the humidifier! [area humidifier, Kenmore 15420] -- if anybody has a problem of piano in dry weather, I recommend try to put in a humidifier and check again. It may be a simple solution for it.