Monday, March 2, 2009

Piano Lid Pillow!

Behold my new, one-of-a-kind, Essex piano lid pillow, custom-made by my wonderful wife, Johanne:

If you're wondering what a piano lid pillow is, don't bother Googling it. The Internet doesn't know what it is either. It's a cushion that sits on the lid of a grand piano so that when you fold the front part of the lid over it doesn't rest directly on the back part of the lid and mar the finish.

I've been hunting for one for months, but nobody makes them. The only one I've ever seen is made by Estonia pianos. When you buy an Estonia piano, you get a lid pillow with it.

So Johanne made one for me from an Essex polishing cloth. I expect that this post will now be the only Google hit for "piano lid pillow".


  1. What a wonderful gift. And what a clever wife. Lucky you.

  2. I Googled Essex piano lid pillow, and sure enough the very first entry is yours. Congratulations!

  3. The pillow is lovely in colour, design and purpose. Way to go Johanne! Now, will your piano dealer replace the polishing cloth? That glorious shine is an absolute must!

  4. Haha. Johanne made the pillow from a new, unused polishing cloth. I still have my original one and wipe down the piano every day after playing it. It's already getting a little worn out.

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