Speaking on Business: Grand American Piano

Grand American Piano is known for their restoration work on Golden Era pianos.

Chris Redgrave Mar 9, 2018

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

Clint Hughes discovered his passion for piano restoration years ago when he was attending music school and worked at a guitar store in Hollywood, California. A couple doors away was a little piano shop, and he was fascinated to watch technicians work on older pianos, which he felt had great character and excellent sound. He was so inspired he entered the restoration business himself and started Grand American Piano, and, today, 20 years later, has a nationwide following.

Grand American Piano is known for the restoration work they’re doing on Golden Era pianos, from the early 1900s, including Steinways. Clint loves restoring these beautiful instruments with all new materials, including the strings, hammers and anything else needed to make it look and play like it did when it was built. In fact, Clint is so skilled that sometimes the pianos look better than when they were new and cost a third of the price of a new piano.

The goal for Grand American Piano is fully restoring high-end, hand-built American pianos that come at a third of the price of a new piano, so they’re a more affordable option. Clint says his business is one of the best-kept secrets in the piano industry.

Check out videos of his work on his website and company Facebook page and at

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

Grand American Piano
PO Box 8463
Moscow, ID 83843

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