- Family Heirloom / Sentimental Value - There are some things that you keep in the family and pass down the generations. If your piano is one of those, consider having it rebuilt.
- You are interested in preserving the quality, craftsmanship, and beauty of an older piano.
- If it's a famous brand like a Steinway, you could end up with a piano worth more than what it costs to have it rebuilt.
- You want to keep your hard earned money in the local economy - The majority of new pianos are built in China.
The biggest factor that causes a piano to go out of tune is humidity changes that occur from seasonal changes and heating and cooling a home. During the summer, humidity tends to be higher while in the winter, humidity tends to be lower. These swings in humidity causes the wood in the piano to swell and shrink.