Our 5-octave fortepiano is based on instruments by Walter. It is framed of Sitka spruce and hard maple. Cases are veneered using 1/8" thick material sawn from our own billets. Lids are assembled using frame and panel joinery methods. Stringing is bichord from FF to a'; the remaining notes are triple-strung. Adjustment screws and a reference batten are provided to permit quick regulation of the Prellmechanik. Hammer checks and the pedal mechanism also have adjustment links. Details include silk-backed fretwork, a name label printed from an engraved copper plate, gilded bezel and cheek knobs, and a polished shellac finish. Scaling can be modified if a new instrument is intended to be played primarily at a'=440 c.p.s. pitch. Our 5-octave fortepianos have been used often in performances throughout the United States and on numerous recordings.