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.

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!!!