BOYD'S PIANOS was formed by Ronald Boyd in 1968 as a rebuilder of fine older Steinway grands and is still totally owned by him today.
Ronald has a B.A. of Arts in Music and a B.A. of Arts in History with a minor in business administration.
BOYD'S PIANOS was among the top ten Samick piano dealers in the 1980's.
BOYD'S PIANOS has recieved enthusiastic customer acceptance and support because of the following:
- Excellent show room locations
- Favorable economic conditions in the area
- Service department's technicians superior knowledge of pianos
- Staff's willingness to help the customer
- Participation wil local piano teachers by furnishing recital halls and a nine-foot Steinway concert grand
- Promotional pianos rented for local piano competitions
- Concert rentals to the White House, Capitol Hill, and other prominent musical productions with nationally famous musicians
Ronald Boyd started working for Rose Piano Co. in Glendale, Arizona. The need for a piano tuner by Mr. Rose was impetus for learning tuning.
Along with college education, worked as tuner and technician for various piano dealers and did concert and artist tunings for Baldwin artists.
|1968||Graduated from college and started BOYD'S PIANOS, a used piano shop where reconditioning of uprights gradually changed over to rebuilding of better quality grands. A complete shop was built up including refinishing, reworking soundboards, new pinblocks and replacing actions. There were five employees.|
Sold stock of grands (about 18 pianos including six Steinway grands) to the Steinway dealer, at that time - Campbell Music Co., Washington D.C. and became their service manager, supervising 21 employees. Campbell Music Co. had eight stores and a warehouse. All servicing originated from the warehouse which included the rebuilding of pianos and receiving and delivering.
Left the Campbell Music Co., and resumed tuning pianos and buying and selling grands. During this time a reputation was built for rebuilding and selling grands including Steinway, Mason & Hamlin, Knabe, Baldwin, Bechstein, etc. Production was divided into four sections: