Ibach, F-III, 7'1" (215cm), 'model Richard Strauss Semi-Concert Grand

PIANO: Rud. Ibach Sohn, model F-III, 7'1" Semi Concert Grand & Artist Bench, serial # 145.015
 

Finish:  Ebony Polish
 

Description: Rud Ibach Sohn is the oldest piano company in the world still making pianos since 1794.  Rarer still, the company is in the hands of the original family with the 7th generation involved and involved in all stages of piano development and manufacture.  Piano builder to famous musicians like Richard Strauss, Richard Wagner, Ferruccio Busoni, Arnold Schoenberg, Franz Liszt, Max Reger, Alban Berg and more, Brahms preferred the sound of the Ibach for his piano concertos!  A very small output maker known for its innovation in design, Ibach was the first company to make a 'Pianino' or in today's terms, the studio upright 118cm (45" vertical piano). Another important historical fact is that Ibach pioneered the practice of building train tracks to the back of the factory to receive raw materials and ship out finished pianos -- the first factory of any kind to do this!   This piano was built in the Schwelm factory near Wuppertal in 1988 and was sent to my store and sold to a fine pianist.  F-III models are made in small quantities of only 35 a year to maintain the high attention to detail and quality.  Soundboards are highly crowned Carpathian Spruce sourced from the slow growth forests in Romania and have the longest sustain (ring time) in the business.  Carpathian Spruce, while similar to Val de Fiemme Spruce from Italy, is actually more sensitive and very expressive in tone.  This piano has a highly polished plate and features leather key bushings in the all Renner Action with specially made Renner hammers.  Ibach utilizes a wide tail design and scale that creates a more 'orchestral bass' and a singing tone that is huge all the way into the upper 6th octave!  This particular instrument has been used in concerts sparingly and has been the 'primo' piano in a two piano concert with a 9' Steinway model D.  The concert pianist chose this piano as the first piano because it carried and projected better than the Steinway -- due to its long sustain and rich tone.  This piano comes equipped with a Dampp-Chaser Humidity Control System.  One of the great pianos available in this country!

Very special item!

Ibach F-III Richard Strauss Semi-Concert Grand

Ibach F-III Richard Strauss Semi-Concert Grand

Steinway & Sons, Old Style 3, 7'2" Grand

PIANO: Steinway & Sons, old Style 3, 7’2” Grand & Bench, serial # 38352

Finish: Ebonized in lacquer finish

Description:    This rare and unique old Style 3, 7’2” Grand is a true working Victorian Steinway Grand made in Long Island City, NY in 1877.  Rebuilt in the past 10 years, it received new strings, oversize tuning pins, new Steinway hammers and shanks and flanges. Replete with famous Steinway features like the famous Steinway Foundry Plate, Hard-rock Maple Wrest-plank, and made in the Golden Period of Steinway, this rare model has been completely reconditioned to concert-level performance while retaining the old world sound and quality. Because the restoration work was not quite done to my standards, I undertook to restore this instrument without completely rebuilding it yet again -- to provide a truly unique value to the buyer.  This piano had NO playing on the new hammers and is truly a beautiful sounding and playing late 19th century Steinway Grand piano—built 9 years before Liszt’s death and 12 years before the genius, C.F. Theodore Steinway’s death! Because of its good but not perfect condition, this piano is selling for less than 35% of what many would ask for this restored model. It has been a true blessing to work on such a very unique piano that hearkens back to a time long gone.  Beyond Rare!

Steinway Old Style 3 Front View

Steinway Old Style 3 Front View

Steinway Old Style 3 Soundboard view

Steinway Old Style 3 Soundboard view

Steinway Old Style 3 Side view

Steinway Old Style 3 Side view

KAWAI, KG6C, 7’4”Semi Concert Grand Piano, serial # 1173177

PIANOKAWAI,  KG6C,7’4”Semi Concert Grand Piano & Bench,  serial # 1173177

 Finish:   Ebony Polish Finish.

Description:  Kawai is one of the famous Japanese Piano builders who specialize in fine craftsmanship and a warm rich tone in their pianos.  Favored by conservatories and teachers around the world,  Kawai has created their reputation based on their deep understanding of European piano building and partnerships with famous makers like Ibach and now Steinway.  Kawai builds the Boston Pianos for Steinway and this endorsement should say enough about their quality of manufacture.  This piano was manufactured new in Aug/Sept.1980 and was made in the Hammamatsu factory in Japan.  The comparable new model is the 7’6” RX-7 that lists for over $75,000.  This piano was obviously well-cared for and not heavily played.  It is very rare to find a Semi-Concert Grand in such pristine condition and with such large, warm tone!  This is a phenomenal value for the serious player or for a concert hall.  Nothing compares with this at this price – ANYWHERE!!!!

Baldwin SF-10 7'0" Artist Series Semi-Concert Grand

PIANO: Baldwin, model SF10, 7’0” Artist Grand &  Bench, serial # 297141

Finish:   Ebony Satin in Lacquer Finish.

Description: Famous for their dominance in the American Piano market, Baldwin has been the #1 selling American piano through the late 90’s.  This piano, made in Trumann, AK in the Fall of 1990,  is in immaculate condition having had moderate use. This piano purchased new in 1991 by local college from Clark Music--special ordered fitted with the German Renner Action.  For many years, Baldwin Artist Grands, the upper line of Baldwin, have been renowned as a very sturdy and sought after piano for school and institutional use.  Known for its warm sound,  Baldwin 7’  SF-10 Artist Grands have very large tone and were considered by many to be a real competitor to the Steinway 7’ model B Grand!   Rich and sonorous, it has a huge bass and very beautiful treble with a buttery smooth, responsive action.  This Grand incorporates Baldwin features like the Accu-just hitch pins, Synchro-tone bass strings, Baldwin plate mounting system and more. It has been completely reconditioned including action regulated and hammers voiced in the German manner.

A Rare Find for a High Performance Grand that can be equally at home on a concert stage in a small/medium sized Hall or a home studio!

Yamaha, model G3, 6'0" Professional Grand #3490622

PIANO: Yamaha, model G3, 6'0" Professional Grand & Bench, serial # 3490622

Finish:  Ebony Polish

Description:  Yamaha Pianos, made in Japan, are very well designed instruments and are internationally recognized as world class pianos of exceptional value.  This model was made for the professional market as a high quality performance instrument.  Built in the Hamamatsu factory in the Spring of 1982, it was purchased later that year by a dealer.  Bought from the same dealer in Oregon who went bankrupt, this piano was part of his large unused rental inventory.  It appears to be a Metropolitan Opera Loan Piano where Yamaha lends instrument for a short period for promotional reasons.  The piano is in impeccable condition and appears to have been hardly used.  Having a huge tone, very even touch and sound, we only had to regulate the action and voice the piano in the German manner as it needed little else.  This piano is built better than its newer Yamaha cousins due to a less brighter and more traditional European sound than the newer Yamaha Grands.  Also, it is unusual to find such a fine performance instrument that has not been heavily used -- clearly an unusual value and pedigree!

KAWAI, KG2D, 5’10” Professional Grand Piano

PIANOKAWAI,  KG2D, 5’10” Professional Grand Piano & Bench,       

serial # 1465126

Finish:   Ebony Polish Finish.

Description:  Kawai is one of the famous Japanese Piano builders who specialize in fine craftmanship and a warm rich tone in their pianos.  Favored by conservatories and teachers around the world,  Kawai has created their reputation based on their deep understanding of European piano building and partnerships with famous makers like Ibach and now Steinway.  Kawai builds the Boston Pianos for Steinway and this endorsement should say enough about their quality of manufacture.  This piano was manufactured new late in 1983 and was made in the Hammamatsu factory in Japan.  The comparable new model is the 5’11” GX-2 that lists for almost $31,395.  This piano was extremely well-cared for and was owned by very wealthy people who NEVER played the piano.The piano is virtually like new with a very warm, rich tone especially after the German voicing we performed.   

This is an uncommon find to get European tone at Japanese price!  Very Unique!!

KAWAI, model 500, 5’9½” Grand Piano

PIANOKAWAI, model 500, 5’9½” Grand Piano & Bench,  serial # 330913

 Finish:   Ebony Satin Finish.

Description:  Kawai is one of the famous Japanese Piano builders who specialize in fine craftsmanship and a warm rich tone in their pianos.  Favored by conservatories and teachers around the world,  Kawai has created their reputation based on their deep understanding of European piano building and partnerships with famous makers like Ibach and now Steinway.  Kawai builds the Boston Pianos for Steinway and this endorsement should say enough about their quality of manufacture.  This piano was manufactured new in mid-1968 and was made in the Hamamatsu factory in Japan.  The comparable new model is the 5’10” GX-2 that lists for over $31,000.  This piano was extremely well-cared for and was owned by a local executive family. Purchased used in Pleasanton, CA over 25 years ago, this piano spent its last 18 years in this area.  It is the predecessor to the famous KG-2 model although this model was much stronger and more “European” in tone.  Note the huge warm sound. 

A fantastic instrument for the serious musician.

Yamaha, model G1J, 5’3” Grand, serial # 2690102

PIANO: Yamaha,  model G1J,  5’3” Grand & Duet Bench, serial # 2690102
Finish:   Satin Ebony Finish

Description:  Yamaha Pianos, made in Japan, are very well designed instruments and present a very good value in today’s market.  This model was made for the home market as a quality 5’3” grand piano for the average buyer.  This piano was built in the Hamamatsu factory in mid 1978 and was purchased new at Clark Music in Latham, NY by an executive family.  The owner took very good care of the piano and purchased the piano for their boys – neither of whom played much.  It is an uncommon value due to the fact it is virtually new and in immaculate condition.  This piano is the well respected ‘J’ scale that is actually highly desired. This piano performs much like the current C1 but has a depth and expression of a fine small German grand due to the German voicing and concert regulation performed.  The piano is built better than its newer Yamaha cousins now manufactured in the factory in Indonesia.  Most used Japanese pianos available are ‘grey market’ instruments that are made for the Pacific Rim market and not seasoned for North America.  But this piano is made for North America and its wood is seasoned for our climate – insuring its durability.  A rare find in this immaculate condition!! 

Hyundai, model G-80a, 5’1” Baby Grand

PIANO:  Hyundai, model G-80a, 5’1” Baby Grand & Matching Bench, serial # IJIG0152

Finish:   Ebony Polish

Description:  Famous for their dominance in today’s piano market, Samick is the #1 selling brand worldwide.  Known for incorporating German design and high quality parts in quality affordable pianos, Samick recently purchased Bechstein, Sohmer, Knabe and now 49% of Steinway and other brands as well. This piano, made in Korea under the Hyundai name,  inmid 1990, is virtually identical to the Samick SG-155 and is in immaculate condition having had almost no use.  It was owned by an executive family and resided proudly in their formal living room in Wynantskill. Designed by the famous German Piano Designer, Klaus Fenner, this piano features: Solid Sitka Spruce Soundboard, Full-size Direct Blow Action of hard rock maple, German Röslau Strings, German Delignit Pinblock, Royal George Hammers & German Scale Design.  This is a well made model in the German low tension scale design and after the concert regulation and voicing we have done, this piano sounds and plays more like a German piano than an Asian piano.

This is a magnificent value for little cost -- you won't believe your ears!

Steinway & Sons, model 1098, 46” Studio Upright

PIANO: Steinway & Sons, model 1098, 46”Studio Upright\Bench, serial #412681

Finish: Ebony Satin Finish.

Description: This Steinway Studio Upright Piano, made inSpring of 1969, was caringly maintained and has light use as it was a second piano in this exclusive home in Coxsackie. The first piano is a Steinway model D -- 9’ Concert Grand. The owner was quite meticulous and the home is a designer showplace filled with antiques.  Of course, nothing need be said about this famous model which is in every well-known music school and conservatory.  This piano plays better than it did new as it has received a high performance regulation and voicing.  Most pre-owned Steinway 1098’s that come on the market are usually worn too much to truly be a real value.  It is rare to find one in like new condition as this one and the richness of the tone of this 1098 Studio Upright is superb!  Very Rare Find!!

Young Chang, U131-C 52” Chippendale Professional Upright

Young Chang U131C

PIANOYoung Chang,  U131-C 52” Chippendale Professional Upright/Bench,  serial #0257249

Finish:     French Provincial Ebony Polish Finish.

Description:  Young Chang is the premier Korean Piano Manufacturer that became the largest piano manufacturer in the world in the 1990’s – surpassing even Yamaha!  Favored by other manufacturers to build contract pianos for them,  Young Chang has created their reputation based on their deep understanding of European piano building and partnerships with famous makers like Ibach and Steinway. This piano was purchased used in 15 years ago from a dealer in Maryland and was manufactured in Inchon, Korea in March 1987.  It is a successful example of Young Chang quality with hard rock maple pinblock, bridges, and action parts, Royal George Felt Hammers, Solid Sitka Spruce Soundboard and Roslau Strings.  The rare special edition French Ebony cabinet is hand carved and beautiful craftsmanship and material. Current product from Young Chang is made in their Tianjin, China factory as is of much lower quality of both materials and workmanship.  Young Chang suffered from the increase in costs and of the Korean currency (won) and became as expensive as comparable Japanese models.  With this special cabinet, it is impossible to find this type of quality for even double the price!  Great buy!!!

Yamaha U1, 48" Professional Upright & Bench, Ebony Polish

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PIANO: Yamaha, model U1, 48” Prof. Upright & Bench, serial # 6147185

Finish:    Ebony Finish.

Description:  Yamaha is known for supplying the world’s universities and conservatories with the U series Professional Upright Piano as the quintessential practice room piano. This is the famous U1 model, #1 selling model in the world – also, in impeccable condition.  Made in late 2006, this piano was hardly used.  It is in immaculate condition and has a huge tone and very even touch and sound.  We only had to regulate the action and voice the hammers as it needed little else.  Most Yamaha professional uprights sold used are usually heavily used and most generally tired.  This piano was purchased new downstate in 2007 by a local executive for his family to learn piano.  This is the latest scale design with the patented slow fall fallboard mechanism. The Yamaha U1 is the most preferred model of most pianists and institutions. This piano has been brought to concert standards and is voiced in the German manner to produce a very warm, resilient, expressive sound.

KAWAI, CX-21D, 48” Professional Upright

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PIANOKAWAI,  CX-21D, 48” Prof. Upright Piano & Bench,  serial # 2010562

Finish: Ebony Polish Finish.

Description:  Kawai is one of the famous Japanese Piano builders who specialize in fine craftsmanship and a warm rich tone in their pianos.  Favored by conservatories and teachers around the world,  Kawai has created their reputation based on their deep understanding of European piano building and partnerships with famous makers like Ibach and now Steinway.  Kawai builds the Boston Pianos for Steinway and this endorsement should say enough about their quality of manufacture.  This piano was purchased new in 1991 from Hilton Piano in Latham Circle Mall and has been played lightly.  Recently, the family decided to trade in the piano to us for a high quality grand piano for their living room.  The comparable new model is the K-25 which is made in Indonesia while this model was made in the Hammamatsu factory in Japan. 

This is a real find at nearly half of its price new.

Baldwin, model 243, 45” Hamilton Studio Upright & Bench, serial # 197909

PIANO: Baldwin, model 243, 45” Hamilton Studio Upright &  Bench, serial # 197909

 Finish:  Ebony Satin Lacquer Finish.

Description: Famous for their dominance in the American Vertical Piano market, Baldwin has been the #1 selling American piano through the late 90’s.  This piano, made in Trumann, AKin 1961,  is very good condition having had limited use.  It was owned by a local family and occupied a prominent place in their living room.  For many years, Baldwin Hamilton Studio Uprights have been renowned as a very sturdy and sought for piano for school and institutional use.  Known for its warm sound,  Baldwin Hamilton’s are almost an institution unto themselves.  This piano has the famous Baldwin pinblock, Baldwin Hammers, Synchro-tone bass strings, and all the other exclusive Baldwin features.  It has been completely reconditioned including action regulated and hammers voiced. This is a fabulous find in a value piano made by an heirloom manufacturer. 

This is a wonderful chance to find a Baldwin Hamilton in wonderful performance condition at a great price!!!

RIGA, 118T,46” Studio Upright Piano

PIANORIGA, 118T,46” Studio Upright Piano/Bench, Serial # 119140

 Finish:   Ebony Polish Finish.

 Description:  RIGA is the name of a Latvian handmade piano made in the capital of Riga by the Solo-Riga Piano Company.  Imported in limited quantities into the US in the late 1990’s, this piano was purchased from Hilton Piano & Organ in 1998. Made with high grade Siberian Spruce Soundboard, Röslau Strings and Spruce keys,  it is a marvelous value for the money.  This piano was purchased new by a local family for their daughter who did not continue with his piano lessons.  This instrument was virtually unused!

One of our best buys in an affordable Studio Upright that is handmade in Europe! 

C. Bechstein model V, 6’ 7” Grand & Artist Bench. Serial # 48945

PIANOC. Bechsteinmodel V, 6’ 7” Grand & Artist Bench. Serial # 48945

Finish:    Ebony Polish Finish.

Description:  One of the world’s most highly prized pianos,  Bechstein is the renowned builder to the world’s most famous musicians and composers and is one of the most expensive pianos in the world.  Preferred by some of the world’s most famous musicians like Debussy, Liszt, Busoni, Gieseking, Ravel, and more, Bechstein has always had a devoted following. This piano was built in mid 1899 and was purchased and rebuilt by a J.B. Cox of McLean, Virginia in the 1981.  The piano is a 6’7” model V with turned legs and a very unique sound. It was rebuilt by Roger Quirk of Virginia shortly after purchase and maintained by Owen Pratt, RPT from Falls Church,VA.  The piano was then sold to Welsh opera singer, Cyril Lloyd who moved from Virginia to Granville, NY. The piano is completely reconditioned and is playing beautifully evidencing the classic early 20th century Bechstein sound.  Note the original ivory key-tops which have been banned since 1987. We have priced this rare piano at a once in a lifetime value.

 

Steinway & Sons, model L, 5’10½” Grand & Artist bench, serial # 396191

PIANO:   Steinway & Sons, model L, 5’10½” Grand& Artist bench, serial # 396191

 Finish:   Satin Ebony in rubbed lacquer finish

Description:    From a fine musician who loved this piano in Delmar, this piano was hand-selected in Steinway Hall in NYC.   Made in New York in early 1966, this instrument was exceptionallywell maintained and the original soundboard is immaculate. Replete with famous Steinway features like Diaphramatic Soundboard, Hexagrip Maple Pinblock, Accelerated action with Permafree bushings, this piano will last easily for 100 years if well-maintained. The piano is original and has been completely reconditioned to concert-level performance. The Ebonized finish has been hand-rubbed to its original sheen.  This piano has a beautiful tone and has a treble much like the 9’ Concert Grand! In June of 2000, Rand Reeves, noted rebuilder, installed new Nu-tone English Hammers and Tokiwa shanks and flanges. It is generally agreed that these parts are superior to New York Steinway OEM parts. This piano had very little playing on the new hammers and is truly a beautiful sounding and playing piano—a true musician’s instrument!

Yamaha, model UX, 52” Professional Upright and bench, serial # 3056452

PIANO:   Yamaha, model UX,  52” Professional Upright and bench, serial # 3056452

Finish:    Ebony Polish Finish.

 

Description: Yamaha is known for supplying the world’s universities and conservatories with the U series Professional Upright Piano as the quintessential practice room piano. This is the famous UX/WX3 model, that was the highest grade of performance upright piano Yamaha made.  Based on the an 52” German Scale Design, the back of this piano is unique in that the posts are a radial designed X-back which provides double the stability and more power. Made in early 1980, this piano appears to have been hardly used.  It is inimmaculate condition and has a huge tone and very even touch and sound.  We only had to regulate the action andvoice the hammers as it needed little else.  Most Yamaha professional uprights sold used are usually heavily used and most generally tired.  Note the gold oval plaque on the inside at the treble denoting a special edition instrument—indicating special high performance voicing/regulation (an option at purchase). This is another rarity.   The Yamaha UX is the highest grade of Yamaha designed to compete with the fine German pianos and is the true choice of most fine pianists for their limited space studios !!!

Yamaha, G3, 6’0” Professional Grand & Bench, serial #85865

PIANO:    Yamaha,  G3,  6’0” Professional Grand & Bench,  serial #85865

Finish:     Ebony Polish Finish

Description:  Yamaha Pianos, made in Japan, are very well designed instruments and are internationally recognized as world class pianos of exceptional value.  This model was made for the professional market as a high quality performance instrument.  Designed to be a sweeter elegant sounding model, this piano was built in the Hamamatsu factory in 1969.  Bought from a bankrupt dealer in Oregon, this piano was part of his unused rental inventory. It has been completely rebuilt and refinished with factory hammers and parts, new strings, new pinblock and original soundboard and bridges.  This piano appears to have been hardly used.  It has a uniquely warm tone and very even touch and sound.  We only had to regulate the action and voice the hammers as it needed little else.  The piano is built better than its newer Yamaha cousins due to a less brighter and more traditional European sound than the newer Yamaha Grands. This is a unique find in a fine piano that is like brand new at less than half the price of a new one!