1793 Bates Square Piano Restoration

The state of the original soundboard is only hinted at in this picture - the visible hole would have been repairable but turned out to be the least of its problems.

1793 bates square piano needing repair

Sadly, the original soundboard was too badly damaged for a practical repair and it has been replaced along with a new wrestplank, but carefully using the original tuning pins.

Bates square piano restored with new soundboard