CAPT X-Country Seminar 4 – 2021

Time:  (Registration closed; event completed)  June 30, 2021 7:00 PM EDT (Ontario time) via Zoom. 

Class description:  RECAPPING THE VERTICAL BASS BRIDGE WITHOUT REMOVING THE PLATE                            We are happy to invite Christian Bolduc back for a second consecutive class. His theme this time is “Recapping the Vertical Bass Bridge Without Removing the Plate”.

Christian is known throughout international piano circles as a superb lecturer featuring PowerPoint presentations on the Zoom platform. He is President of Bolduc Pianos and is situated in St.Joseph, Quebec. His company specializes in ‘belly work’ and manufactures pinblocks, soundboards, brides and many other items including a wonderful tool catalog found at

This class captures the art of bridge capping. Do you have to pull the plate to do this work? Christian will demonstrate an easy way to replace split bridge caps on uprights without using epoxy or other glues to fix bridge pin problems. Learn how to build a jig over the plate to remove the old cap and glue the new one on. This technique can also be applied to grand pianos. A set of Bridge Punches from Christian’s catalogue will be offered as a door prize valued at $159.95

Biography: Christian Bolduc is a technician/bellyman specializing in soundboards and pinblocks. Following his studies at Ecole du Meuble de Victoriaville to become a fine cabinet and furniture maker, he spent a full year at the Schimmel factory in Braunschweig, Germany studying piano structure and design.  His combined understanding of wood and design has made him an expert in his niche. He is a constant searcher for new ideas and methods to make your rebuilding projects easier.  Christian is the president and owner of Pianos Bolduc.

Founded in 1978 as a piano restoration business, PIANOS BOLDUC has grown and developed over thirty years into an institution known world wide for its White Spruce Soundboards, Maple Pinblock and superior quality components, as well as other products used in the manufacture and restoration of fine pianos. PIANOS BOLDUC also makes unique custom tools for piano technicians and rebuilders and offers an online parts-catalogue, technical support and full-rebuilding service.

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