Encore Pianos began as an incorporated business in 1995 when Will Truitt combined his 20 years of piano restoration and service experience with Neil Rosenberg’s business acumen. Together they opened a piano store in Bristol, New Hampshire. At first, Encore Pianos sold only restored and used pianos. In 1996, the business became an authorized Baldwin piano dealer, and later became an authorized Young Chang piano dealer. During this time, the piano restoration business continued, along with piano tuning and repair service. Encore grew to 4 employees.
The changing fortunes of Baldwin and the post 9-11 recession led to the decision by Will Truitt to no longer deal in new pianos in 2002. Encore Pianos narrowed its focus to again offer a full service piano restoration facility and in home piano service. Encore Pianos moved from Tilton into an old mill building (known as the Franklin Business Center) in 2004, where it remains to the present.
There he has a fully equipped rebuilding shop, replete with woodworking machinery, hand tools, and piano specific tools; with which to complete his fine handcrafted restorations on such instruments as Steinway, Mason & Hamlin, Baldwin, Chickering, Knabe, and others. His restorations also include fine European grands such as Bechstein, Bosendorfer, Ibach, and Bluthner.
From this facility, Encore Pianos is able to offer such rebuilding services as pinblock replacement, restringing, soundboard replacement, and all aspects of action rebuilding. All work is done in house to the highest standards, using the finest materials available from around the world.Our Clientele Includes: