What is the soundboard in a piano?

What is the soundboard in a piano?

What is the soundboard in a piano?

The soundboard is a large, thin wooden plate which acts as an amplifier of the sound produced by the vibrating strings – its purpose is to radiate a large volume of sound over a wide frequency range.

Where is the soundboard in a piano?

Piano soundboards are thin boards commonly made of spruce approximately 3/8″ thick glued together and extend from the bottom of the piano on a vertical, and tail of the piano on a grand, to the pin-block and then across the full width of the piano.

Can you replace a soundboard on a piano?

If the soundboard has sustained extensive damage, we can remove the plate from the piano and replace the soundboard. Our technicians have first-hand knowledge of how Steinways and other pianos are manufactured. We use only genuine parts in our restoration projects to mimic the original construction.

How much is a piano soundboard?

In some cases, the cost can run between $750 and $3500, depending on the scope of the work.

How does a soundboard work?

The sound board operates by the principle of forced vibration. The string gently vibrates the board, and despite their differences in size and composition, makes the board vibrate at exactly the same frequency. This produces the same sound as the string alone, differing only in timbre.

What material is a piano soundboard made of?

Piano strings are made of steel. In contrast, the soundboard that translates their energy into a rich, resonant sound is made of wood.

How much does it cost to replace sound board?

The price range for this service can be as high as $3500 or as low as $750. For example, in most cases, the costs for building or repairing the interior typically range between $3500 and $9500, though repairs to the restringing and damper work may also need to be included.

How long does a piano soundboard last?

fifty years
Pianos have a limited lifetime, usually measured in decades. However, different parts have different lifetimes: for example, on a heavily used but well-cared-for instrument (e.g. in a concert hall), the hammers might last less than five years while the soundboard might last fifty years and more.

How much does it cost to replace a sound board on an upright piano?