PIANO: Story & Clark 45” Player Piano & Bench , model 14352, serial # 3437
Finish: Dark Oak with Stained Glass Panels and Carved Griffon Legs
Description: Story & Clark is a well-known piano maker for the home. Most of their pianos were very sturdily built and featured fantastic cabinets. This piano is quite remarkable because it is one of the last roll player models made by Classic Player Piano Corporation made in late 2002 in Seneca, PA. Purchased on 12/22/2002 by noted Plattsburgh Piano Technician/Player Specialist Art Pierce as a special gift to his son and his family. Classic Player, founded by Ed Keefe and his wife, built custom player pianos under their name and for Baldwin and Wurlitzer. Using Baldwin back assemblies and actions, they built the rest of the player pianos with the finest materials available. Ed, the perfectionist, was unhappy with Baldwin’s quality in their back assemblies so, in 1992, began building their own back assembly utilizing the famous Story & Clark studio upright design. Improving the design with agraffes in the bass for more clarity and heavier back construction, he succeeded in creating a quality instrument. This is the finest model they ever made with hand carved Griffon Legs in Oak and lighted Stained Glass Panels. This piano is immaculate as Mr. Pierce, before he died, lovingly put in extra work into the instrument to maximize its performance. Hardly played, this piano is like new and is a rare, rare find!!!