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The Construction of the Piano

The Keyboard Cover

The Keyboard Cover

Protection for the Keys

The keyboard cover, also known as the fallboard or keylid, is the part of the case that folds down to protect the keys when the piano is not in use. The keyboard cover folds down between the cheeks, and rests on the keyslip when closed. The nameboard is the part of the keyboard cover that displays the name of the piano's manufacturer. The name is usually stenciled in gold and is visible when the keyboard cover is raised, but hidden from view when the cover is folded down.

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