Part Three - Disassembly
Once I got the piano home and up on my workbench, I began taking a closer look under the hood. After lifting the harp assembly off, the first thing I noticed was that the whole piano was full of leaves and twigs! What in the world had this guy been doing with this poor piano?

I decided to take the whole thing apart and thoroughly clean it and use this opportunity to familiarize myself with all the parts in the process. I started by setting aside the harp and removing all the keys. This is when I actually noticed that all of the keys had lead weights attached to them just behind the pivot point. Checking my printout of the service manual, I saw that the weights must have been added by someone at a later time.

Looking closely at the soundboard I determined that the piano was built in 1977 which made it a late Mark I.

Disassembly - Page Two

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Pat Terrell