The Workshop, the heart (and soul) of the Domaine Musical of Petignac.

In the Domaine Musical of Petignac the workshop is the reference, supporting and leading all our actions and measures, a living shop, that evolves and changes continuously : welcoming clients, repairing and restoring, greeting groups, fetes or conferences, transporting and delivering, concert services, it all turns around the workshop.

Restorations conducted in the rules of the art by Cédric, Simon, François, Fred, Joseph and Lenie, but always under the eye and the look of Gérard Fauvin .

For the last 33 years the workshop, a sanctuary in Petignac, has seen a sequence of prestigious and fabulous pianos. Some for restoration, others for maintenance. Some have only remained here for a few days, some a few years !



The restoration of a piano is an adventure that keeps renewing itself. Each instrument brings its own experience, difficulties, discoveries and joys. This may be the reason why we only become restorers after years of practice, but we remain apprentices in our soul.

Find out what it is:
- Restoration in the noble sense
- Quality Restoration
- Historical Restoration

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A restoration

Today, depending on all unique and individual characteristics of every instrument (type, state and nature of the furniture) its bass string materials (standard steel or copper, old fashioned drawing, brass on steel for exemple, damages provoked by humidity or dryness etc etc) it takes a minimum of 250 hours to restore a piano.

Restoring a piano, without discriminating between tradition restoration and historical restoration, means spending the necessary time to inspect, diagnostic, prepare a precise quote, insuring transportation, enforce the work of our craftsmen using the best materials possible, which means the most appropriate for your piano, according to your taste and choices.

Too often you are sold a “standard exchange of parts and felts”. And Your piano looses then all quality and value. Restoring doesn’t mean pushing in large pegs and glueing new felts.

This is the main reason why you should know that prices (excluding VAT) start at 10.000 for an upright piano and at 12.000 for a grand piano. The restoration of an historical piano would reasonably start at 18.000 (still excluding VAT).

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