Piano restoration is the ultimate in giving new life to an older piano, usually older than sixty years. It is a remanufacturing process, where the piano is completely disassembled and then reassembled with many new, highest quality parts. Few pianos are worth the expense of a full restoration. There are some makes that are more often restored than others by virtue of their inherent design quality and reputation. The bottom line is this: if you love your instrument, perhaps have an emotional attachment to it, and have the financial will to fund this once-in-a-lifetime project, you will end up with a piano that is equal to and, in some cases, exceeds the quality it had when first manufactured. It will literally be given a new lease on life of fifty to sixty years, truly an intergenerational instrument.