Wilson Piano Service
615.838.6840 (voicemail & text options)
It all started in the early 1940's when Larry’s grandfather drove up to a Portland or Gallatin home for a piano tuning for $5, about the same price as a doctor's house call.
His daughter Myrtle (Larry's mother) married Lawrence Wilson and in 1946 they started their own family business, Wilson Brothers Piano & Organ Company, in the Chattanooga area. This is where Larry learned his piano technician craft. With 3 generations of expertise, he now has over 40 years’ experience in the piano business, including piano sales, moving, tuning, regulation, repair, rebuilding, and refinishing.
Larry knows the importance a piano holds in a person's life and has the ability to communicate with his clients for their specific piano needs. Because of his reputation for outstanding quality and value, the best possible service, and expert advice, he offers free estimates and offers a "Satisfaction Guaranteed or No Charge" policy.
Some of the interesting pianos he has refurbished include an ornate 1888 Weber grand and a 1858 Steinway square grand.
Please view the photo gallery on this website for more pictures of his antique piano restoration craftsmanship.
This 1858 rosewood Steinway Square Grand piano is a family heirloom that was home to many rodents while being stored in a barn over fifty years! Larry refinished the grand cabinet prior to 2000. When Bonnie asked Larry to rebuild the grand to playing condition, it seemed a hopeless case; but he decided to tackle the project in 2010. This included the tedious project of making many missing parts "from scratch". He also repaired damaged parts, modified the new set of hammers and fabricated a new hinged lid.