I purchased my Steinway B (serial number 80678) from Faust in 1999. They had done nothing to it as it had recently been reconditioned. That made it attractive from a price point of view, and I knew that I would come back some day for a full rebuild. That happened, finally, in 2013, and I couldn’t be happier. Sara’s team are experts in the selection and installation of all the components that go into making an older Steinway into something nearing perfection. The sound is amazing, with an initial ‘ping’ followed by a large bloom and a long, long decay. The action is perfectly even and regulated just right for my touch. I recently moved to Ottawa, Canada, and recruited the best technician in the area to tune it. Without saying anything to him, he examined the piano and immediately remarked on what a fantastic job the rebuilders did. He loves working on this piano. And I love playing on it. I never in my life thought I would have such a great instrument. I’m so grateful to Sara, Irving and the entire crew at Faust for making my dream come true.
Jul. 1, 2016