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Chernobieff Piano and Harpsichord Mfg.

Manufacturer of Custom Handmade Pianos and Harpsichords

Associate Member of the Piano Technicians Guild - Knoxville Chapter


Chernobieff  Pianos are Different than all others:

  • Innovative designs to give the pianist a wider range of dynamics
  • Deep, warm, cavern like bass.
  • Custom artwork when desired to individualize your piano.
  • Superior Welded Steel Plates for longer sustain and indestructability.
  • High Compression Soundboards for longetivity, warmth and beauty of tone.
  • Computer Balanced Actions for maximum control while performing.
  • Made in Tennessee U.S.A. 
Chernobieff Flemish Grand Piano

Complete Restoration Services:

Our restoration shop prides ourselves on restoring your treasured heirloom piano and harpsichord to better than new condition.

Every piano made today has many acoustic mistakes built into them.

The original designers  of many of todays pianos such as Torakusu Yamaha, Richard Gertz (Mason and Hamlin), Dwight Baldwin, Henry Steinway, Ignaz Bosendorfer have passed away a long time ago, and their signature mistakes are still being copied. These mistakes are primarily in the relationship between the string scale to soundboard complex. 

Imagine a better Steinway, or a better Mason and Hamlin.

At the engineering level, pianos are very complex. Lots of mathmatical formulas, lots of spreadsheets, lots of charts. Doing all of that without a computer was a daughnting task, and it would be easy to overlook an error or two. But today, thanks to computers, it is very simple to put a piano "under the microsope" and correct those errors, all while staying true to the original design.

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Steinway, Mason & Hamlin, Knabe, Chickering, and all other historical brands. We restore all styles: Squares, Birdcages, Uprights and Grands.


Ruckers, Taskin, Delin, Herz, Sabatihl & Sons. All designs from Historical Reproductions to Modern Instruments.

Piano Craftsman Chris Chernobieff200
Mr. Chris Chernobieff built his first Instrument (a Mahogany Pentagonal Spinet Harpsichord after Preatorius) in 1978. And he has since spent a lifetime researching and mastering every phase of construction with both pianos and harpsichords. Now with over 30 years experience he says "There is not a single important maker who's instrument  I have not studied in detail, with both their good ideas and their bad ones in mind, that I can now follow my own path to make the piano even better than ever before".
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All Instruments Come with a 10 year Parts Warranty.

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Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul. 
Johann Sebastian Bach
Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman. 
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Art is not an end in itself, but a means of addressing humanity.
Modest Mussorgsky
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