Douglas Laing and His 1910 Henry Miller Complete with Stickers!

Posted on: December 18th, 2015 by Calvin No Comments

Douglas Laing of Magnum Opus Piano Works, Safety Harbor, Florida completed his Bachelors degree in Music History and Musicology at the University of Michigan in 1986 and has had extensive training in Piano Technology. He rebuilt a 1910 Henry Miller upright and of course it had to have stickers. See how he overcame the obstacles. […]

Meet Marvin Rus, Chief Concert Technician for Eastman School of Music

Posted on: November 12th, 2015 by Calvin No Comments

Marvin began his career in 1983 at Michigan State University and studied with noted technicia, Owen Jorgenson. Later, from 1987-1992, he became the “Coordinator of Keyboard Technology” at Wichita State University. Marvin has worked for Eastman School of Music since 1993 and has been rebuilding the schools’ old and worn-out pianos with Wessell, Nickel and […]

9.01.15 – The Big Bad Chickering by Randy Mangus

Posted on: August 18th, 2015 by Calvin No Comments

This Chickering was the biggest challenge since the parts are not mounted at 90 degrees to the rails and the action brackets were wood and the flanges were metal. Restoring this obsolete action would not have been possible without a WN&G complete top and back action. It only had bass sustain for the middle pedal […]

10.21.2014 – About Us Page is Live!

Posted on: October 21st, 2014 by Calvin No Comments

After many delays, the About Us page is now live! Check out Wessell, Nickel & Gross’ history by visiting our new About Us page!

11.11.2013 – WNG Grand Piano Installation Class

Posted on: November 11th, 2013 by Calvin No Comments

Last week, Wessell, Nickel & Gross had another extremely successful grand piano installation class. The hands-on course was taught by Bruce Clark and Mike Collins, who showed its 9 attendees the fundamentals of how to install and perform maintenance on WNG’s revolutionary composite piano actions. For more information on future WNG classes and how to […]