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  • 1.  NY Steinway parts

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 19 days ago
    Has anyone been able to buy NY Steinway shanks and repetitions recently?
    I can’t find them in their catalog (only Hamburg,) and calls and emails directly to Steinway have not been answered.

    Thanks,

    Joe Wiencek


  • 2.  RE: NY Steinway parts

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 19 days ago
    If you're talking about New York improved they don't sell them anymore Steinway has gone all Renner

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    David Love RPT
    www.davidlovepianos.com
    davidlovepianos@comcast.net
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  • 3.  RE: NY Steinway parts

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 19 days ago
    Oh, thanks David. 

    Joe





  • 4.  RE: NY Steinway parts

    Member
    Posted 19 days ago
    Go with WNG. It's like they say, "Once you go black..."

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    Regards,

    Jon Page
    mailto:jonpage@comcast.net
    http://www.pianocapecod.com
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  • 5.  RE: NY Steinway parts

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 19 days ago
    Steinways now owns Renner so one could make the argument that buying Renner parts is buying Steinway parts. It's not like Steinway wasn't using Renner parts before anyway.

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    Benjamin Sanchez, RPT
    Piano Technician / Artisan
    (256) 947-9999
    www.professional-piano-services.com
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  • 6.  RE: NY Steinway parts

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 19 days ago
    Benjamin,
    True, though previous NY Steinway parts utilized different woods and shaping of the shanks. Hamburg always used Renner parts to my knowledge. Renner USA is not even taking orders for Steinway type shanks and reps currently due to backlogging. I suspect Steinway is controlling Renner’s Steinway parts output on a tight leash, though that is purely speculative, with no direct evidence.

    Joe Wiencek




  • 7.  RE: NY Steinway parts

    Member
    Posted 18 days ago
    Other than gen-u-whine S&S parts; you have the option of Tokiwa, Abel and WNG.

    It looks like S&S is directing parts orders to these suppliers.

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    Regards,

    Jon Page
    mailto:jonpage@comcast.net
    http://www.pianocapecod.com
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  • 8.  RE: NY Steinway parts

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 18 days ago

    Renner sold me a lovely set of shanks and flanges, "Original", to fit the 1887 Steinway C. Back ordered for four months, but then there they were, immaculate. Small knuckle, shorter distance to the center pin, as promised.






  • 9.  RE: NY Steinway parts

    Member
    Posted 18 days ago
    In this salt-air environment, I've found that graphite treated bushing cloth becomes sluggish or seizes up after playing. Also Renner shanks develop a twist after a year and require rehanging many hammers and extensive burning-in. To a lesser extent with Tokiwa and Abel. I'm hopeful that the WNG parts will not be affected by the humidity here.  I've had no delays in ordering parts from WNG.

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    Regards,

    Jon Page
    mailto:jonpage@comcast.net
    http://www.pianocapecod.com
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  • 10.  RE: NY Steinway parts

    Registered Piano Technician
    Posted 17 days ago

    Jon, you make me glad that the ocean is 52 miles away, and the humidity here is very modest and agreeable.