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!

Mason & Hamlin, model A, 5’ 8” Grand

PIANOMason & Hamlin, model A, 5’ 8” Grand & Bench, serial # 37092

Finish:   Ebony Satin Finish.

Description:  Many musicians prefer the broad singing tone of the Boston built Mason and Hamlin over the Steinway.  This Grand Piano was built in the famous Boston factory in mid 1928 and is the example of Mason & Hamlin’s golden age—one of the last of the great Boston Mason & Hamlins!!  After the factory was moved in late ‘20’s,  Mason & Hamlin lost a great degree of its value due to increasingly poorer quality of execution .  This piano was kept by a older woman piano teacher who lived alone.  She adored the instrument and her 2 cats. When she died,  the contents of her house were disposed of through an estate sale. We opted to accept the condition of the cabinet, acceptable but noticeably used, and the condition of the superstructure (soundboard, pinblock, strings, etc.) and chose to recondition the action and reset tuning pins to insure tuning stability.  The original hammers were resurfaced and voiced and the action was reconditioned and regulated.  This piano is truly a musician’s piano and is larger in tone than any comparable Steinway.  We havechosen not to completely rebuild this piano to offer a truly remarkable value price.

Steinway & Sons, model M, 5’7” Grand Piano, serial # 405762

PIANOSteinway & Sons,  model M, 5’7” Grand Piano &  bench,  serial # 405762

 Finish:     American Walnut Satin Finish.

Description:  Steinway is undoubtedly the piano that all musicians aspire to and some are lucky to own.   This model M, 5’7” Grand was manufactured in the Long Island City factory in February 1968 and is a remarkable example of pianos from the era when CBS owned the company.  This piano was owned by a manwho has now passed andhis daughter has decided 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 although there are typical Steinway pressure ridges due to Steinway soundboard tension. The balance of the piano is in very good condition having been played sporadically throughout its life.  The cabinet has seen more wear than the piano and the fallboard was obviously refinished duringits lifetime—probably some 20 years ago.   The piano is equipped with the Steinway Accelerated Permafree™ Action and is extremely responsive.  It is rare to find a newer Steinway M in this kind of musical condition and with such great power.  A rare find!

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!