CONSUMER INFORMATION GUIDE
E. SOUNDBOARD Ribs:
Spruce ribs, quarter sawn and feathered
at each end.
The treble bridge should consist of solid
quarter sawn rock maple material.
The treble bridge is glued to the
soundboard and doweled through the soundboard into each rib.
The bass bridge should consist of solid
quarter sawn rock maple with a cantilever for tone transmission.
Direct blow with action parts all perfectly
spaced and in line when viewed from front or side of piano, this is a
tip-off on quality, examine it closely.
Action rails made of extruded aluminum and
an aluminum hammer rest rail.
Bass strings are pure copper wound, not
copper dipped. Longest string length (speaking length).
Strings should be perfectly spaced (none
touching) just below bearing bar. Tip-off to quality.
I. CASE PARTS:
Side, arm, leg base and lower end pieces
all glued together to form a solid, single (homogeneous) unit.
Keycover (fall board) is grand type,
hinged, not slide out. Key slip should match perfectly, both should be
easily removed for servicing.
Casters heavy duty, either hard rubber or
solid brass, free moving.
Pedals should be solid brass, not brass
capped, three in number, drop type for comfort soft (una corda), loud
(sustaining), and sostenuto or a practice pedal (muffler).
Case parts should be fiished without any
visible flaw even in critical light, no small ripples in finish, no running
of varnish on inside of cabinet.
J. THE KEYBED:
The keybed should consist of at least four
panels with tongue and groove construction. It should be unglued to allow
for expansion and contraction.
material in the keybed is spruce.