FEES and CONDITIONS
Sharpe & Flatte Piano Service does not claim to offer the lowest rates. However, we try to offer the best value. When considering a piano technician ask yourself, "what are the qualifications and experience of the piano technician you hire?" "Is he/she a Registered Piano Technician?" "How good is the guarantee?" "Is the service insured?"
"What are the technician's references?"
We make a commitment to all of these and most of all to your satisfaction. Our rates are fair and competitive, and in many cases you will pay less for our services because the techniques and tools at our disposal may not be available to less experienced or less well equiped technicians.
The standard fee for piano tuning is currently $150, and the discount
rate is $130. The discount rate is available as an introductory rate to
new customers. These rates apply to standard acoustic pianos in tunable condition.
The charge for a pitch raise, if required, is usually $70. However, if multiple pitch raises are required, the charges may be greater.
Archaic and nonstandard piano designs, including mechanical upright player pianos, will be charged extra. The minimum charge for any visit is $85. This charge applies whenever the technician comes to the work site as requested. It will be levied, for example, if no one is available to provide access at the work site, or if the customer decides not to have the work performed after the technician provides an estimate. The charge does not apply when the fees for work performed exceed $85.
All other fees are charged at the rate of $100/hr. and use the labor guides published by the Piano Technicians Guild and "G" Piano Works as the basis for estimation. Payment is due at time of service except by prior arrangement.
Every reasonable effort will be made to keep appointments as scheduled. However, job requirements vary and each job receives the time necessary to complete it properly. If the anticipated delay is greater than 30 minutes, I will ordinarily call to let you know.
About: Humidity control systems
Humidity Control Systems designed for the San Francisco Bay Area, consisting of a humidistat and dehumidifier(s) are priced as
follows, including installation:
- Uprights: $180
- Small grands: $200
- Mediem & large grands: $250
- Concert grands: $300