Oral History Information
Delwin Fandrich, as a teenager, often spent time with his older brother Darrell, who was a piano technician. Delwin slowly developed his own skills with the trade and focused on learning all he could about the design of the pianos he worked on. After serving in the US Air Force during the Vietnam War, Delwin returned to work with his brother before opening his own piano shop. He continued with his education in piano designs, which served him well when manufacturers called on him for his expertise. These included the Baldwin Piano Company and the Charles Walter Piano Company. After moving to Washington State, Delwin designed the Fandrich Piano, one of which was sold to George Harrison. He has been heavily involved with the Piano Technicians Guild since first joining in 1972.