EVALUATIONS

It is a good idea to get all pianos evaluated before you decide to purchase them. It could be a huge disappointment to a cheap or even a free piano only to find out that will cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars just to be able to get it in good enough shape to play it.

APPRAISALS

I can appraise the value of your piano and can provide you with formal document that documents its value. This can be useful if you decide to buy a piano or if you ever want to sell the piano.

The cities Steve Cates does piano repair in includes Waterville, Augusta, Bangor and Portland. Please contact him if you have questions.

Service Price
Hourly standard charge $100 first hour/ $80/hr for second hour + parts
Grand hammer shaping, complete regulation and tone building process for pianos that had not had the strings previously 'bedded' $2700
Restringing $1500 to $2000 depending on size
Standard Tuning (and minor work) $120 to $160
Move pianos in and out of state Contact For Price
Major Pitch Adjustment $40
Complete action regulation $240
Full disassembly and cleaning $80
Appraisals $80
Evaluations $80

  • Stephen C. Cates
  • Independent Steinway Factory-Trained Piano Technician
  • Trained by Scott Jones
  • By invitation of Michael Moore
  • iPh 207-944-3096
  • secates@fairpoint.net

We Strive   For High Quality Work!

Steve Cates has been tuning and moving piano's for the last 35 years in the state of Maine. He is a Steinway Factory-Trained Technician. He is well recommended by many past and present clients. He is covered with business insurance.