Young Chang, U131-C 52” Chippendale Professional Upright

Young Chang U131C

PIANOYoung Chang,  U131-C 52” Chippendale Professional Upright/Bench,  serial #0257249

Finish:     French Provincial Ebony Polish Finish.

Description:  Young Chang is the premier Korean Piano Manufacturer that became the largest piano manufacturer in the world in the 1990’s – surpassing even Yamaha!  Favored by other manufacturers to build contract pianos for them,  Young Chang has created their reputation based on their deep understanding of European piano building and partnerships with famous makers like Ibach and Steinway. This piano was purchased used in 15 years ago from a dealer in Maryland and was manufactured in Inchon, Korea in March 1987.  It is a successful example of Young Chang quality with hard rock maple pinblock, bridges, and action parts, Royal George Felt Hammers, Solid Sitka Spruce Soundboard and Roslau Strings.  The rare special edition French Ebony cabinet is hand carved and beautiful craftsmanship and material. Current product from Young Chang is made in their Tianjin, China factory as is of much lower quality of both materials and workmanship.  Young Chang suffered from the increase in costs and of the Korean currency (won) and became as expensive as comparable Japanese models.  With this special cabinet, it is impossible to find this type of quality for even double the price!  Great buy!!!

Yamaha U1, 48" Professional Upright & Bench, Ebony Polish

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PIANO: Yamaha, model U1, 48” Prof. Upright & Bench, serial # 6147185

Finish:    Ebony Finish.

Description:  Yamaha is known for supplying the world’s universities and conservatories with the U series Professional Upright Piano as the quintessential practice room piano. This is the famous U1 model, #1 selling model in the world – also, in impeccable condition.  Made in late 2006, this piano was hardly used.  It is in immaculate condition and has a huge tone and very even touch and sound.  We only had to regulate the action and voice the hammers as it needed little else.  Most Yamaha professional uprights sold used are usually heavily used and most generally tired.  This piano was purchased new downstate in 2007 by a local executive for his family to learn piano.  This is the latest scale design with the patented slow fall fallboard mechanism. The Yamaha U1 is the most preferred model of most pianists and institutions. This piano has been brought to concert standards and is voiced in the German manner to produce a very warm, resilient, expressive sound.

KAWAI, CX-21D, 48” Professional Upright

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PIANOKAWAI,  CX-21D, 48” Prof. Upright Piano & Bench,  serial # 2010562

Finish: Ebony Polish Finish.

Description:  Kawai is one of the famous Japanese Piano builders who specialize in fine craftsmanship 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 purchased new in 1991 from Hilton Piano in Latham Circle Mall and has been played lightly.  Recently, the family decided to trade in the piano to us for a high quality grand piano for their living room.  The comparable new model is the K-25 which is made in Indonesia while this model was made in the Hammamatsu factory in Japan. 

This is a real find at nearly half of its price new.

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!!!

Yamaha, model UX, 52” Professional Upright and bench, serial # 3056452

PIANO:   Yamaha, model UX,  52” Professional Upright and bench, serial # 3056452

Finish:    Ebony Polish Finish.

 

Description: Yamaha is known for supplying the world’s universities and conservatories with the U series Professional Upright Piano as the quintessential practice room piano. This is the famous UX/WX3 model, that was the highest grade of performance upright piano Yamaha made.  Based on the an 52” German Scale Design, the back of this piano is unique in that the posts are a radial designed X-back which provides double the stability and more power. Made in early 1980, this piano appears to have been hardly used.  It is inimmaculate condition and has a huge tone and very even touch and sound.  We only had to regulate the action andvoice the hammers as it needed little else.  Most Yamaha professional uprights sold used are usually heavily used and most generally tired.  Note the gold oval plaque on the inside at the treble denoting a special edition instrument—indicating special high performance voicing/regulation (an option at purchase). This is another rarity.   The Yamaha UX is the highest grade of Yamaha designed to compete with the fine German pianos and is the true choice of most fine pianists for their limited space studios !!!

Yamaha, model U1, 48” Professional Upright and bench, serial # 3125015

PIANO: Yamaha, model U1,  48” Professional Upright and bench, serial # 3125015

Finish:    Satin American Walnut Finish.

Description: Yamaha is known for supplying the world’s universities and conservatories with the U series Professional Upright Piano as the quintessential practice room piano. This is the famous U1 model, #1 selling model in the world – also, in impeccable condition.  Made inmid 1980, this piano appears to have been hardly used.  It is inimmaculate condition and has a huge tone and very even touch and sound.  We only had to regulate the action andvoice the hammers as it needed little else.  Most Yamaha professional uprights sold used are usually heavily used and most generally tired.  This piano was purchased new by an international banker for his family to learn piano. Played ever lightly, they recently sold the piano as the piano was unused for years.   The Yamaha U1 is the most preferred model of most pianists and institutions.