Yamaha, model M-500CM, 44” Studio Console/Bench, serial # T267417

PIANO: Yamaha, model M-500CM, 44” Studio Console/Bench, serial # T267417

 Finish:  American Oak Country Manor.

Description:  Yamaha Pianos, made in Japan, are very well designed instruments and present a very good value in today’s market.  This Bill Faber designed studio console was made for the upscale home market.  This piano was built in the Thomaston, GA. factory in the Summer of 2002.  This piano, designed to provide studio upright performance in a high end designer cabinet,  was purchased new by a husband for his wife. This model was selected because it is from the upper line of high designer cabinets and has many fine furniture features like one piece doweled legs. This piano came to us as product of a divorce.   This Yamaha piano is built better than its newer Yamaha cousins now manufactured in the factory in Indonesia or China.  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.  This is a high performance studio console that is highly desired due to warm, expressive tone and action at an unbeatable price. A rare find!!  Virtually unplayed!

Story & Clark 45” Player Piano & Bench , model 14352, serial # 3437

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!!!