Piano manufacturers have long rested on traditional designs and materials, such that a piano designer from the 1850s, considered the apex of piano technology, would not be surprised by a piano made in 2017. Wessell, Nickel & Gross has taken a different approach. How would a piano action be designed today without tradition and previous designs dictating the limitations? Engineers at Wessell, Nickel, & Gross have asked this question and in doing so have produced both grand and upright piano actions that have so far pushed the advance of piano technology where the difference is noticeable. Using advanced carbon composites, they have produced an action that has clear advantages. Some of these advantages include:
Materials are not affected by humidity; wood parts may cause seasonal problems.
Parts are more consistent than wood; wood may flex warp and weigh differently from like components
Parts are lighter than traditional materials; the weight of the action can be made more consistent
Adjustments can be made to finer tolerances; this allows for greater precision in playing and tonal variety
The WNG action is long-lasting, making it perfect for high demand environments
In short, the Wessell Nickel & Gross actions are far and away the best piano action available. Individual component parts and entire replacement actions may be retrofit into many older grand pianos as well as uprights. Contact us to discuss the possibility of an upgrade to your piano.