Welcome to Langlois Pianos.
As a family business that
has built its own traditions of service for over one hundred forty-one
years, we have achieved the highest values unequalled anywhere. I, Ira
Langlois, a fifth generation piano craftsman am in charge of this very
proud company. As a privately owned family business, I personally bring
each Langlois & Sons piano to its fullest potential.
Around the turn of the century it was a standard practice to do just
that. This was accomplished by establishing a finishing room in which
pianos were placed so they could be gradually adjusted in all aspects
of tone production. This is called “blossoming”. Blossoming
brings the melody to the forefront of each and every piano allowing for
the embellishment of unique qualities of each hand made instrument. We
tailor our Langlois & Sons pianos to the correct voice for your personal
choice and room acoustics.
Our mission statement at Langlois is: “You deserve the very best”.
As craftsmen, we pride ourselves in the full blossom of each unique hand
First, we understand your choice of piano size dictates certain harmonic
qualities. Your favorite musical style be it classical, jazz, or contemporary
shows me which harmonic partials to excite. The overall room dimension
and acoustical texture again tells me certain qualities for which to
We essentially custom prepare our Langlois & Sons piano
for you! Fill out the Customer Profile so we may ASSIST YOU in making the RIGHT CHOICE!
In our blossoming process we first clarify the sound so we can broaden
the true speaking voice and bring out the fundamental melody. Our techniques
are those that have been used by skilled craftsman for decades. For example,
tensioning the hammers and balancing all registers, polishing the hammer
surface to create just the right amount of high partials, leveling piano
strings, spacing and traveling of the hammers, shaping the hammer contours
in each register to help balance and unify the full keyboard, seating
of strings to bridges and multiple tunings to stabilize and clarify beat
patterns and ratios.
In the tone regulating process we use a deep needle technique to open
up the German felted “Abel” hammers allowing us to create
a sound that will speak to your musical sense. Paying attention to the
fine details allows me to achieve an even, uniform, sensitive instrument
that responds to your slightest expression.
It is our goal, at Langlois Pianos, to get to know each and every client
personally and surpass their expectations. We see the whole picture,
pianist’s style and personal choice, when it comes to touch response
and tonal color. Whether you are a novice, an amateur or a professional
we will listen to your every desire, preparing each instrument one at
a time. A custom fit for you.
We are working on getting all our pianos online for you to browse. In
the meantime, select a piano make from the list at the right to view
more information on the specific
brand and come see us when you are ready