Sunday, March 03, 2013

Harrods Piano Department Closes

I notice this was news a couple of weeks ago, but Newsnight did a piece on it on Friday. We heard briefly from Jools Holland who pointed out that you buy consumer goods these days, (car, fridge, three piece suite) with the expectation it'll last a few years.  A piano, on the other hand, is for life.  In that respect, the Kemble is like the Nikon F:use it, look after it, pay someone to CLA it, and then pass it on.

What is the piano equivalent of a CLA, I wonder?  New felt on the hammers, that kind of thing.  Cleaned, Tuned and Adjusted?