"Gary, I am really happy about your awesome job! [Complete hammer replacement and subsequent voicing and tuning] ...I have now felt the beauty of the Mason & Hamlin sound. ...notes in mid-high range have the most beautiful, dark minor 6th harmony I've heard. It's amazing! I think I might like this piano better than Steinway, seriously!"
O. Choi, Gainesville, VA
Post grad student in Piano Performance and piano teacher
(Mason & Hamlin Grand)
"The piano has never sounded so good. It sounds better than it did even when it was brand new and after the dealer's tunings. Thank you so much."
C. Stokely, Warrenton, VA
"Just wanted to shoot you an email to say thanks for the great job you have done tuning the piano. It sounds so much better. The girls are very happy with it."
C. Dere, Warrenton, VA
("Grand" Console Piano)
"I'd forgotten just how beautiful my piano could sound. It's just wonderful, wonderful. Thank you so much for the great service!"
J. Greene, Amissville, VA
(Mason & Hamlin Model A Grand)
"Hi, Gary. Today the recording went beautifully. The piano sounded very nice! I always thank you whenever I play on the piano."
W. Mintz, Manassas, VA
(Steinway "A" Grand Piano)
"Just a note to thank you again for coming to our home to tune the piano. We are amazed at the beautiful sounds we now hear from our beloved piano."
K. Williams, Nokesville, VA
"...the piano worked well yesterday and there was much merriment around same with singing, violins, and guitar. Thank you."
S. Markus, Upperville, VA
(Pleyel Grand Piano)
"Hello Gary, Thanks for your help... the piano sounds great."
C. Bartenstein, Amissvillle, VA
"Hi Gary, yesterday's recital went really well and piano sounded great!"
C. Owens, Gainesville, VA
(Mason & Hamlin Model A Grand)
"Hi Gary, Thank you so much for your work on our piano. I played for hours after you left yesterday! Everything feels and sounds great! I appreciate your attention to detail and I'll be sure to keep an eye on the things you mentioned. Please feel free to use us as a reference if ever you need a good word."
[After full grand action regulation, hammer reshaping/ voicing, and fine tuning].
S. Kenyon, Waterford, VA
(Knabe Grand, ca. 1927)
"Gary, Thank you for the piano tuning and pitch raise yesterday. Our piano sounds much better. I would like to also have the cleaning and other items you quoted...Thank you again."
K. Griffin, Leesburg, VA
(Kohler & Campbell Baby Grand)
"The piano sounds great, my wife loves it."
[Pitch raise and tuning].
T. Apirl, Amissville, VA
(Baldwin Acrosonic, ca. 1958)
"I played the piano after you left and it sounds great! The information on the piano with regard to age and workings is very interesting. I really appreciate it. Thanks for all your help."
L. Baxter, Warrenton, VA
(Kranich Grand Piano, ca. 1918)
"...the sound is much better than it was and we are enjoying the changes you made."
[After restringing piano and hammer and regulation work].
B. Craft, Haymarket, VA
(Ellington Grand, ca. 1923)
"I greatly appreciate your thoughtful and detailed evaluation... You are a consummate professional and may rest assured I will give you my highest referral to those looking for piano repair, tuning, evaluations, etc. Thank you so much."
R. Forbes, Gainesville, VA
(Baldwin "L" Grand)
"Thank you very much for giving me my piano back! I haven't touched it in almost three years! ...the piano I learned on when I was seven years old, which my mother bought at a garage sale. Thanks again, and I'll definitely use your service again!"
R. Hernandez, Manassas, VA
(Wurlitzer Spinet, ca. 1941)
"I am very happy with the repair and tuning you did--the piano sounds great!"
K. Bishop, Bristow, VA
..."The piano played wonderfully for the bands - it got a lot of post-party use and has held up wonderfully - they all loved it. Our guests love to play the reproducer [too] - so we're thrilled with that. Thank you for your hard and good work on it. Thanks a million, Gary - so glad we've gotten to know you! "
[Piano Restring, new keytops, and regulation].
S. Morison, Welbourne Inn, Middleburg, VA
(1920s Aeolian Duo Art Player Piano)
"Thank you so much. The piano sounds much better. My son says it is a lot better.
Thanks again so much!"
W. Fox, Fauquier, VA