new Charles Howes & Son piano will be tuned to A440 pitch
before it leaves the factory and should always be tuned to this
internationally recognised standard.
New owners will receive the longest life and optimum performance
from their new piano if it is looked after properly in the first
year. Because it takes some time for any new piano to become
thoroughly settled and adjusted to the atmospheric conditions
in its new home, proper tuning and servicing are especially
important during its first year.
Your piano tuner should check the action and regulate it to
compensate for adjustment of new action parts to climate and
All new pianos that are kept in normal conditions should be
tuned at least three times in the first year and twice in subsequent
years for the optimum stability and performance.
Of course the final say on how often you have it tuned is down
to you and your tolerance level to its pitch.
A concert piano is tuned before every concert and in a professional
recording studio where it is used daily it will be tuned every
A piano is a major investment; it should be protected!