Steinway & Sons, model O Sheraton (Sketch #617a),5’10½” Art Case Grand

PIANO:   Steinway & Sons, model O Sheraton (Sketch #617a),5’10½” Grand, serial # 147554

 Finish:   High Polished Honduras Mahogany in Art-Case design

Description:    This is one of the most rare Steinway & Sons model O, 5’10” grands in a special Art Case with double gated legs and stretcher connecting legs and lyre.  This is the special (Sketch No. 617a “Sheraton,”) corresponds to a New York Grand Model O Honduras Mahogany, Sketch No. 617a “Sheraton,” completed on December 3, 1910, and shipped to former dealer Cluett & Sons of Albany, New York, on June 5, 1911.  From my research, there may have been 2 to 4 made EVER!!  This piano was purchased in 1994, completely rebuilt and refinished a new soundboard from Beethoven Pianos in NYC.  The owners were professional artists who collected very fine things and moved from Cambridge, NY to Virginia and had to part with the piano.  This is an incredible find in a piano from the Golden Age of Steinway.  If new, this piano would cost easily over $130,000 if the wood were available which it is not!  It is truly a magnificent instrument and a museum piece.  One of the best sounding and playing pianos you can find—a true musician’s instrument—and a buy of a lifetime!

 

Steinway & Sons, model O, Louis XV, 5’10½” Grand & Bench

PIANO:   Steinway & Sons, model O, Louis XV,   5’10½” Grand & Bench, serial # 190934

Finish:   Hand Carved Louis XV in Figured English Mahogany

Description:    This rare Louis XV Steinway model O was reputedly owned by the famous composer, Rudolf Friml.  Made in New York on November 21, 1918, this piano’s original owner was Louis G. Myers, 102 Waverly Place, NYC.  Assuming he sold the piano to the famous Mr. Friml, this instrument was subsequently purchased used by a very prominent industrialist and his wife for their daughter in the mid-1950’s at which time the piano was refinished to its current condition. Replete with famous Steinway features like Diaphramatic Soundboard, Hexagrip Maple Pinblock, and made in the Golden Period of Steinway, this piano was restrung and had new highly-prized Steinway pre-War hammers installed prior to WWII and before the current owner acquired it.  This rare model has been completely reconditioned to concert-level performance while retaining the old world sound and quality.  This piano had very little playing on the new hammers and is truly a beautiful sounding and playing piano—a true musician’s instrument!  This is a true blessing to have and work on and is a bona-fide musician’s piano with supreme musicality, furniture and provenance!!  Beyond Rare!

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Steinway & Sons, model M, 5’7” Grand

PIANO:   Steinway & Sons, model M, 5’7” Grand & Bench, serial # 162891

Finish:    Honduras Mahogany, Open pore Satin Lacquer

Description:    This piano is from the acknowledged Golden Period of Steinway New York and was built there in the Spring of 1913.  This instrument was purchased rebuilt at Music Lovers Shoppe in Rochester, N.Y. in the 1980’s.  The piano was restrung, and refinished in an open pore lacquer satin finish.  This piano has the desirable pre-War hammers that have that wonderful, rich tone!  This piano has a large range and produces sound more like its larger brother the 5’ 10” model L.  While this was not the most elaborate rebuild, we created a wonderful example of pre-WarSteinway magic while being able to offer this piano at an incredibly LOW price – easily 45% less than a typical price for a similar rebuild!

Steinway, model S, 5'1" Grand

PIANO:  Steinway, model S, 5'1" Grand & Matching Duet Bench, serial # 383565

Finish:  Select African Mahogany in polished Lacquer Finish
 

Description:  From a high-end estate in Glens Falls, NY that had two matching Steinways, this piano is an example of the best Steinway has to offer in this size piano.  Made in New York, in the Fall of 1963, this instrument was exceptionally cared for in that the original soundboard and action are immaculate.  The piano is totally original, hardly played, and has been completely reconditioned to concert-level performance.  Replete with famous Steinway features like Diaphramatic Soundboard, Hexagrip Maple Pinblock, Accelerated action with Permafree bushings, this piano was made to last easily for 100 years if well maintained. The beautiful finish has been polished to a high gloss.  This piano has a huge tone and produces sound more like its larger brother -- the 5'7" model M.  This is a musician's piano in a small size with a big voice that will grace any living room anywhere.  

                     This is the best model S Baby Grand I have ever seen!!!!

Kohler & Campbell, model KC244T, 44” Designer Studio & Bench

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PIANO: Kohler & Campbell, KC244T, 44” Designer Studio Bench,

serial # IJKD00359

Finish:  Dark Mahogany Satin Finish

Description:  Well known for their furniture models for the American home, Kohler & Campbell was American made and operated its factory in Granite Falls, NC.  After Kohler & Campbell went out of business in the 1985, the company was purchased by Sherman Clay Co. and then by Samick Piano of Korea. This piano, made in Indonesia in.2001 is in incredible condition having had very little use. It was purchased from Artist Pianos, Ltd. in Latham by the original owner in 2001 for their son.  Today, Samick manufactures all Kohler & Campbell pianos in their factory in Indonesia and discontinued North American distribution although it is being sold elsewhere.  This piano features German Röslau strings, Sitka Spruce Soundboard, Hard Rock Maple, Royal George Felt and German Scale Design created by the world famous German designer, Klaus Fenner.  We have completely regulated and voiced this piano in the German manner yielding an uncommonly rich, expressive sound out of such a small grand.  This piano is the epitome of German design, well executed by the current co- owner of Steinway.

 

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!

KAWAI, 503-QA, 42 ½” Queen Anne Mahogany Console Piano

PIANOKAWAI,  503-QA, 42 ½” Console Piano & Bench,  serial # A64474

Finish:   Queen Anne Mahogany Satin 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 in the Lincolnton, NC factory in Feb./March 1996 (Not in Indonesia) and was purchased from Hilton Piano in Crossgates Mall and has been played lightly.  This piano is in immaculate showroom condition and has a huge bass.  A mahogany Queen Anne piano is a rare find at nearly half of its price new.

Whitney (by Kimball) 36” Spinet Piano

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PIANO:    Whitney (by Kimball)  36” Spinet Piano & Bench, serial # 648202

Finish:      Mahogany in Satin Lacquer Finish.

Description: Kimball was considered America’s Home Piano Company for many years – making beautiful cabinets and sturdy pianos.  This piano was made in French Lick, Indiana in March/April of 1964.  This piano was purchased new by a family in Warsaw, NY whose children did not use the piano much. The piano was given to the daughter for her child and was never played either.  Since it had little use, the piano is has very little wear.  Kimball used an inferior adjustment part for the capstan adjustment that we chose to change to new Baldwin parts for ease of regulation. It is a perfect entry level piano for the beginner or intermediate player. It is very responsive and has a large tone for its size.  This piano is no different than buying a new piano and is perfect furniture for the discerning home while being most affordable.

PIANO: Steinway & Sons, model M, 5’7” Grand Piano, serial # 204702

PIANOSteinway & Sons,  model M, 5’7” Grand Piano &  bench,  serial # 204702

Finish:     Dark Mahogany Satin Finish.

Description:  Steinway is undoubtedly the piano that all musicians aspire to and some are lucky to own.  However, not all Steinway’s are alike.  The Steinway factory Golden Years of manufacturing were from the turn of the century through1929.  Some of their finest examples of musicality and craftsmanship were built during these years.  However, finding a piano from this era in truly wonderful condition is very very rare!  This model M, 5’7” Grand was manufactured in the Long Island City factory in November 1920 and is a remarkable example of the high level of craftsmanship and tone.  Most pianos hope to sound and play as this piano does and usually they do not.  This piano was owned by a 91 year old man who recently sold his house and had to part with his beloved piano as well.  The piano was well cared for and was tuned regularly throughout its life.  The soundboard is in immaculate condition and the hammers are the famous pre-war Steinway hammers that created the tone favored by Rachmaninoff, Rubenstein and Horowitz.  They can not be replaced for love or money and to find a piano like this that was not ever played heavily is unbelievable!