In 1906 we expanded the company by obtaining the large workshop building, 1 Dammwäldchen, Bayreuth. Still today this is where all the Steingraeber workshop processes sit together under one roof, with everything from raw wood to the final instrument, from the repair department to the ‘Historical Reconditioning’ department. The skills of piano manufacturers, harpsichord builders (the latter with additional special training) and piano carpenters are just some of the preconditions that have to be met when we deal successfully and attentively with our restoration work.
Our main tasks are to classify, document and preserve an instrument, and if it can be made playable, that is a most welcome bonus. At Steingraeber we tend to confine our restoration work to modern pianos, however we also try, where possible, to restore objects to their original condition.
We offer modern piano manufacture in conjunction with user-oriented repairs, the fitting of new pianos into old piano housing, and the reconstruction of both hand-crafted upright and grand pianos.