Facilities at Cordogans
This is the Digital Player
Installation Center at Cordogan's Pianoland in Geneva,
IL, where our technicians install and calibrate digital player piano systems.
This is our Restoration
Center, also at Geneva, where our technicians
perform routine tasks like voicing, as well as highly complex and
delicate procedures like soundboard and rib repair.
Local chapters of the Piano
Technicians' Guild hold regular meetings at Cordogan's to hear
lectures from our technical staff, as well as from other prominent
Here's how a piano comes to us:
shrink-wrapped and unprepared! The wrapping leaves behind a film that
becomes yours when a dealer sells "out of the box!"
If we were four-walls-in-a-strip-mall, we
wouldn’t be able to spin a buffing wheel to get all the packaging
marks off a piano and make the piano shine as much as it can. It takes
a buffing room (see left) to keep the pummus (white chalky substance
that gets applied to the buffing wheel) from getting all over
everything in the store.