Piano strings, maestro, please

In addition to the millions of springs it makes for industry, William Hughes, through its subsidiary S.Parke & Co., is also one of the foremost manufacturers of piano strings in the UK and has been supplying piano strings all over the world for 200 years.

This tuneful deviation from its everyday requirement for torsion, tension and compression springs sees the company turn out sets and single strings for manufacturers, tuners and reconditioners of all types of piano including upright, grand, concert grand and square grand. Strings can be single or double covered in plated or polished steel music wire featuring German, Continental or English loops.

All strings use Degen copper wire spun onto Roslau round polished steel for the finest quality available today. Our modern, well-equipped factory is the only one of its kind to be built in Europe since the early 1900s.

Our expert staff monitor quality control throughout the manufacturing process and we are continuously updating our facilities to incorporate the best of modern techniques. We offer a full design service for special requirements.

Orders for single strings are despatched by return of post while full sets are supplied within 10 days. Call orders are carried out on the spot.

To order, simply supply a paper rubbing and a sample of the first and last string of each section. Alternatively, use the chart on our website to specify the strings needed. Please visit our Piano Strings page for more information.