Let us take this opportunity to introduce ourselves and tell you a little about our company.
Burton & Wilson, The Piano Craftsmen was founded by Robert A. Burton in 1951. The Wilson family joined the firm in 1975. We serve as concert technicians to the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, The San Jose Civic Auditorium, The Montgomery Theater as well as universities, schools and churches in the Bay Area. We serve 2,000 clients each year in their homes and studios. We serve as heirloom piano movers for the greater Bay Area and offer climate secured storage for fine pianos. We have strong feelings about skills and training at Burton & Wilson, The Piano Craftsmen.
Graduating from Brigham Young University with a degrees in Piano Technology and Music Education, Des Wilson has been a long standing member of The Piano Technicians Guild. A Registered Piano Tuner is PTG’s highest rating. He has met and passed the Guild’s rigorous exams in piano technology. Britain Wilson established his skills in our company in 1998. He produces remarkable piano restorations. He transforms vintage pianos into showroom quality treasures. He serves as principal concert tuner for major artists performing here in the Bay Area. Britain leads and manages shop operations and piano moving.
Des and Bob are the absolute best piano tuners, superb professional craftsmen I have a 1912 Swedish piano. With Des taking care of it, it looks and sounds fantastic. My mother had an old Acrosonic spinet that hadn't been tuned in several decades. Des moved it to my son's house and tuned it. It sounds like new. I wouldn't use or recommend anyone else.
Terrific piano tuning Best grandpa and great grandpa to come Des has service my piano for more than twenty some years. Highly recommend his service. Thank you Des Wilson and Bob!
Des is the number one piano tuner in the bay area, as far as I'm concerned. He and his partner thoroughly clean the piano inside and out as well as tune it to perfection. I have a nearly 7 foot Koehler-Campbell grand piano which I love, and it always sounds so much better after they have attended to it. I'll not employ anyone else other than Burton/Wilson!
If there was a 10 star rating that's the rating I would give this company. The work that was done on my 1929 Steinway Model L was superlative in every sense. The piano sings with a luscious sound, and the action has never been this good. I genuinely feel like I have a brand new Steinway. Many thanks to Des Wilson for his excellent craftsmanship and for restoring my piano to its most wonderful capacity. The piano was a semi-precious stone, but Des turned it into a finally cut diamond.
Des Wilson is absolutely the best when it comes to piano tuning, moving, and even storage of pianos if needed. He is meticulous and so pleasant to have in our home! He even stored it for 1 year when I had to move from one house to another. My Steinway has been well taken care of for more than 16 years by Des and I can't say enough about how great this company is! I once had grumpy piano tuners who were so temperamental --but not Des--he is truly the most kind, pleasant and great guy to take care of my piano.