Here are some pics from a recent repair we did in our shop on a birdcage action. There were a few jack springs and bridle straps that needed to be replaced:
WHAT IS A BIRDCAGE PIANO ACTION?
A birdcage piano action is an action that has vertical damper wires over the front of the action and the action almost completely covers the height of the piano strings. It's been said that this type of action resembles the feel of a birdcage. Here is a great link to a website with more info on birdcage actions:
BIRDCAGE ACTION REPAIR COSTS
Pianos with a birdcage action are often very difficult to tune because of very tight space constrictions. The cost to tune a piano with a birdcage action can be costly. If you have a piano with a birdcage action and you live in the Northern California area, give us a call to get a quote on your specific piano needs.