Letter from John Callahan
We are Callahan Piano –
one of the few “
It was great to have a
small group of installers gather recently after the CA State PTG
convention. All Stanwood folks have an open invitation to come and
visit whenever you find yourselves in the Bay Area.
We are a fair sized shop specializing in high-end restoration – 95% Steinway and Mason & Hamlin. We are pleased and proud to have four licensed installers working together under one roof – and complete an average of two PTD’s per month. We are a bit different in that we restore for clients only – we do not buy and sell. Licensed Installers since 2001, we made the decision some time ago not to do an action job without PTD – and that certainly accounts for our busy shop and backlog. The more Stanwood actions we do – the more folks want it. When a potential client can visit the shop and play one, and sometimes two or three pianos, all with the same mind-blowing ease and evenness – the decision to have us do their action becomes easy.
over the past few years has been the result of fairly intense marketing
efforts to get local pianists and potential clients into the shop
whenever we have a completed instrument. We have also found it very
effective to host “send-off” parties on completion of a major
restoration. The client invites friends and colleagues, and we supply
wine and cheese, and the piano is the star of the evening.
Callahan Piano Service