PIANO: Hardman, 116C, 45” Studio Upright Piano

PIANOHardman, 116C, 45” Studio Upright Piano & Bench,

serial # E08187 with QRS Petine Player Piano & speaker installed.

Finish:   Dark Mahogany Polish Finish.

 Description:  Hardman, Peck & Co. is a well known New York manufacturer who specialized in fine quality grand pianos and high styled vertical pianos for the finest homes in East.  Known for their cabinet designs, art cases and special edition pianos,  Hardman became part of the Aeolian Group before World War II and ceased all operations in 1982.  After years of being fallow, the name was purchased by North American Music of Nanuet, NY and they started producing a range of pianos made by Dongbei Piano Company in Northern China.  These pianos are being marketed as ‘value pianos’ to compete with all the other Chinese and Indonesian made products.  This piano has the QRS Petine Player Piano System installed including a speaker for orchestral sounds.  It was purchased new from Performance Pianos by a local restaurant in 2004.  Upon change of ownership, the piano was sold and we have completely refurbished the piano, resolved some technical issues and now can offer this as a fine value in an entry level player piano in a studio upright.

Hardman, 118C, 46” Classroom Studio Piano

PIANOHardman, 118C, 46” Classroom Studio Piano & Bench, serial # 590609658

Finish:   Dark Mahogany Satin Finish.

Description:  Hardman, Peck & Co. is a well known New York manufacturer who specialized in fine quality grand pianos and high styled vertical pianos for the finest homes in East.  Known for their cabinet designs, art cases and special edition pianos,  Hardman became part of the Aeolian Group before World War II and ceased all operations in 1982.  After years of being fallow, the name was purchased by North American Music of Nanuet, NY and they started producing a range of pianos made by Dongbei Piano Company in Northern China.  These pianos are being marketed as ‘value pianos’ to compete with all the other Chinese and Indonesian made products.  This piano has been untouched and unplayed since purchase.  It was purchased new from Performance Pianos by a local family in 2007.  Due to divorce, the piano was sold and we have completely refurbished the piano, resolved some technical issues and now can offer this as a fine value in a studio upright piano. Significant German voicing and specific readjustment of both the stringing and action relationships have yielded a much higher level of quality and performance than available from a new Hardman from any dealer!

Hardman, 5’0 Baby Grand Piano & Matching Bench, serial # 96360

PIANOHardman, 5’0 Baby GrandPiano & Matching Bench, serial # 96360

 Finish:   French Provincial Hand-Carved Walnut in high-gloss lacquer finish.

Description:  This unique, museum piece piano was built in New York in November/December 1936 and is a true example of the art of elaborate furniture design.   Hardman is a well known New York manufacturer who specialized in fine quality grand pianos and high styled vertical pianos for the finest homes in East.  Known for their cabinet designs, art cases and special edition pianos,  this model is a limited production instrument that was designed for the elegant executive New York City townhouse.  Small in stature but built like a tank,  this piano is a gem to behold. This piano was rebuilt in Long Island in the 1980’s with new strings, new tuning pins, new dampers, shimmed and bleached soundboard, new bridge caps, original action and hammers and refinished cabinet and plate. This piano was a mother’s beloved instrument that was handed down to the daughter who is now downsizing and must part with the family heirloom. It is very rare and not likely to be seen again as most of the production is still kept closely guarded by discriminating families or was destroyed at the end of its life.