Earlier this month, I delivered back to its owner, a 1924 Baldwin Model M grand (6'1") after an extensive restoration.
This piano lives in one of the common rooms of a church in Brookline, MA. It is used nearly every day by piano teachers, art groups, an itinerant opera company and members of the parish. It was cared for reasonably well and some improvements had been made in the past few years like new keytops and hammers. But, after many years of use (and abuse), it was in need of more serious work.
As you will see in the pictures, the piano was in sad shape. The case was poor condition and the interior looked worse. The soundboard clearly had a number of bad cracks and a lot of liquid damage (spilled coffee and drinks, mostly). The pin block was in bad shape. Tunings didn't hold very well. String were rusted. The plate was just ugly with more spills, scratches and lots and lots of grime.