new Charles Howes & Son piano
will be tuned to A440 pitch before
it leaves the factory and should
always be tuned to this internationally
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 use.
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 other day.
A piano is a major investment; it
should be protected!