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The New Wood Finishing Book
SKU: BKSW-23

Covers choosing a finish, tools, stripping, preparing wood, coloring wood, sealers, primers, fillers, applying & rubbing out the finish, repairs.

192 pages. Paperback.


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The Piano
SKU: BKSP-17

A PIANO TECHNICIAN'S GUIDE FOR THE PIANO OWNER

Effective booklet for helping technicians communicate the need for continuing care of their customer’s piano.

Deals with tuning, humidity control, regulation, rebuilding. 31-page paperback.


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The Piano Hammer
SKU: BKSP-28

Detailed examination of piano hammers, and relationship to the jack, wippen, and key.

One of the most valuable sources of information available on the subject. 120 pages. Paperback.


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The Wonders of the Piano
SKU: BKSP-15

OVER 300 PHOTOGRAPHS OF MANUFACTURING PROCESSES

Contains over 300 photographs of manufacturing processes. Explores how tradition and modern technology work together in producing fine instruments.

Clearly written, with focus on major innovators. Third edition. 141-page paperback.


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Theory and Practice of Piano Tuning
SKU: BKSP-47

BY BRIAN CAPLETON, PHD

Not since Owen Jorgensen's Tuning, has our industry welcomed such a well-constructed and comprehensive resource as Brian Capleton's new book on the theory and practice of piano tuning.

Organized into 3 large parts over 21 chapters, the book includes background theory, advanced tuning practice, and advanced theory covering subjects pertinent to the practical and the scientific.

An extensive resource for both novice and veteran, it is a wonderful addition to both personal and public libraries. 626 pages. Paperback.


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Theory of Sound
SKU: BKSP-13
Valuable classic by a Nobel laureate. 2 volume set. (1042 pages total.)

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Tuning and Temperament
SKU: BKSP-44

Survey of problems of tuning and temperament.

Traces the pursuit of the perfect scale and composing in every key, from Pythagoras and Ptolemy to Bach, Bosanquet, and beyond. 228 pages, paperback.


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Under the Lid
SKU: BKSP-50

BY STEPHEN H. BRADY, RPT

The first book ever focused specifically on the techniques required to be concert technician, providing detailed, practical advice for technicians on the artistry of tuning, regulating, and voicing for concerts.

Chapter 1: Preparing the Concert Piano includes topics such as a concert checklist and dealing with the unexpected (i.e. broken strings).

Chapter 2: Tuning for Concerts is about using tuning techniques and mastering environmental issues with the goal of achieving a "breathtakingly fine tuning".

Chapter 3: Regulating for the Artist is loaded with detailed text and photos of all aspects of grand regulation.

Chapter 4: The Art of Tone Regulation contains way more valuable information on voicing than seen elsewhere.

Chapter 5: Concert Subspecialties focuses on differences between the solo recital, chamber music, concerto performances, etc. Chapter 6: The Human Factor delves into the technician as an artist. Paperback. 257 pages.


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Understanding Wood
SKU: BKSW-7

There’s no more authoritative book on wood than this one; yet it is surprisingly easy to read.

Chapters include: The Nature of Wood, Water & Wood, Coping with Wood Movement, Strength of Wood. Outstanding. 256 pages. Hardbound.


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Understanding Wood Finishing
SKU: BKSW-20

Outstanding reference for any wood finisher!

With over 20 years experience finishing wood and 6 years studying the chemistry of finishing, the author has distilled his knowledge into practical information on understanding how every finish performs, and why.

Includes tips for buying the right finishing material, charts to determine which stains are compatible with which finishes, and step-by-step finishing schedules.

320 pages. Paperback.


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