The soundboard is rightly regarded as the heart of the piano. It is what gives the instrument its tone. The fitment and shape of the soundboard is crucial to getting a good result. The down bearing of the strings is also of great importance and is set by properly adjusting the cast iron plate height, and bridge height as needed. The sound board panel is made, the radius of the board is formed, the ribs attached, the bridges fit, the bearing set, the bridge height set, bridges notched and pinned, and many other steps are taken to properly fabricate and fit a soundboard. This is one of the elements that showcase the high level of craftsmanship we pride ourselves on.