We have received the rather Extreme Delivery of a Kawai 6 ft 8 inch grand piano!!! You can see why the post is the "Flying Piano". The truck made it between the buildings by maybe an inch and maybe a cm between each doorway. Additionally, it was more complicated in Plymouth the origin, as it had to be craned indoors off a second story loft. Luckily, just another day at work for Death Wish Piano movers who have moved countless pianos, including the beast that lives at Berklee College of Music Studio. They were more than prepared for this rather Amazing task.
The piano, left a mansion compared to this studio and all we can do to make the piano happy in this relatively humble setting is to have it played every day! Since landing, the piano action was removed and regulated and the hammers were voiced. It has had an initial tuning, but will need at least two more and some settling to achieve stability.
I am going full blown subfloor ceiling and walls in order to both provide the optimal acoustic environment for the dynamic range of this instrument and to cut the volume/sound transfer to my neighbors to something negligible. It is particularly challenging as the acoustic treatments have to be designed for relatively easy removal and not attaching to the walls or ceiling at all. Should be about 3-4 weeks before the piano suite is complete and I can't wait. Stay tuned for up coming pics and hopefully sounds clips of the final installation.