i am reminded of a documentary film about the building of a steinway piano called NOTE BY NOTE, The Making Of Steinway L1037
the most interesting thing about it, to me, was the way they tuned them..
it was all done by ear, every note.. every piano
theyd start by sending it to a guy who only does a rough tuning, then let it sit for a while.. then he would mess about with it again.. and then send it to a few more guys who got finer, and finer tuning .. they never used a digital or analog tuner.
and the thing that seemed most cool about it was that the guys doing the tuning were mostly just guys who worked themselves into the job from doing what was basically unskilled labor, sanding parts.. cutting wood.. moving parts around the office
so these were like blue collar guys who probably never took a piano lesson in their lives.. and they could tune a whole damned piano themselves without ever really being 'taught' how, or without needing anything but their ears..
i been playing music for ages, stringed and not.. and i dunno what id need to do to reach such a skill level
it was pretty darn cool..
in other news: "Steinway Sold to Private Equity Firm for $438 Million"
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