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.

Yamaha, model P22, 45” Studio Upright/Bench

PIANO: Yamaha, model P22, 45” Studio Upright/Bench, serial # T273660

Finish:     Dark American Oak Finish.

Description:  Yamaha Pianos, made in Japan, are very well designed instruments and present a very good value in today’s market.   This piano was built in the Thomaston, GA. factory in the Fall of 2001.  This piano was purchased new in Houston, TX by a family for their daughter. The daughter used the piano sparingly and yet it was regularly maintained.   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.  Today, all P22 Studio Uprights are made in Indonesia and do not compare in quality.

This is a high performance studio upright that is highly desired due to warm, expressive tone at an unbeatable price!

Baldwin, model 243, 45” Hamilton Studio Upright & Bench, serial # 284745

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PIANO: Baldwin, model 243, 45” Hamilton Studio Upright & Bench, serial # 284745

Finish:   American Walnut in Satin Lacquer Finish.

Description: Famous for their dominance in the American Vertical Piano market, Baldwin has been the #1 selling American piano through the late 90’s.  This piano, made in Trumann, AKin 1989,  is in immaculate condition having had little use.  It was owned by a local executive family and occupied a prominent place in their living room.  For many years, Baldwin Hamilton Studio Uprights have been renowned as a very sturdy and sought for piano for school and institutional use.  Known for its warm sound,  Baldwin Hamilton’s are almost an institution unto themselves.  This piano has the 31 ply pin-block, Baldwin Hammers, Syncro-tone bass strings, and all the other exclusive Baldwin features.  It has been completely reconditioned including action regulated and hammers voiced. This is a fabulous find in a value piano made by an heirloom manufacturer. 

Baldwin, model 243, 45” Hamilton Studio Upright & Bench, serial # 284657

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PIANO: Baldwin, model 243, 45” Hamilton Studio Upright & Bench, serial # 284657

Finish:   American Walnut in Satin Lacquer Finish.

Description: Famous for their dominance in the American Vertical Piano market, Baldwin has been the #1 selling American piano through the late 90’s.  This piano, made in Trumann, AKin 1989,  is in wonderful condition having had little use.  It was owned by a local executive family and occupied a prominent place in their living room.  For many years, Baldwin Hamilton Studio Uprights have been renowned as a very sturdy and sought for piano for school and institutional use.  Known for its warm sound,  Baldwin Hamilton’s are almost an institution unto themselves.  This piano has the 31 ply pin-block, Baldwin Hammers, Syncro-tone bass strings, and all the other exclusive Baldwin features.  It has been completely reconditioned including action regulated and hammers voiced. This is a fabulous find in a value piano made by an heirloom manufacturer.  This is an uncommon opportunity to find a Baldwin Hamilton in like new condition!!!

Baldwin, model 243, 45” Hamilton Studio Upright & Bench, serial # 197909

PIANO: Baldwin, model 243, 45” Hamilton Studio Upright &  Bench, serial # 197909

 Finish:  Ebony Satin Lacquer Finish.

Description: Famous for their dominance in the American Vertical Piano market, Baldwin has been the #1 selling American piano through the late 90’s.  This piano, made in Trumann, AKin 1961,  is very good condition having had limited use.  It was owned by a local family and occupied a prominent place in their living room.  For many years, Baldwin Hamilton Studio Uprights have been renowned as a very sturdy and sought for piano for school and institutional use.  Known for its warm sound,  Baldwin Hamilton’s are almost an institution unto themselves.  This piano has the famous Baldwin pinblock, Baldwin Hammers, Synchro-tone bass strings, and all the other exclusive Baldwin features.  It has been completely reconditioned including action regulated and hammers voiced. This is a fabulous find in a value piano made by an heirloom manufacturer. 

This is a wonderful chance to find a Baldwin Hamilton in wonderful performance condition at a great price!!!

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!

RIGA, 118T,46” Studio Upright Piano

PIANORIGA, 118T,46” Studio Upright Piano/Bench, Serial # 119140

 Finish:   Ebony Polish Finish.

 Description:  RIGA is the name of a Latvian handmade piano made in the capital of Riga by the Solo-Riga Piano Company.  Imported in limited quantities into the US in the late 1990’s, this piano was purchased from Hilton Piano & Organ in 1998. Made with high grade Siberian Spruce Soundboard, Röslau Strings and Spruce keys,  it is a marvelous value for the money.  This piano was purchased new by a local family for their daughter who did not continue with his piano lessons.  This instrument was virtually unused!

One of our best buys in an affordable Studio Upright that is handmade in Europe! 

Mason & Hamlin, 41.5" French Provincial Cherry Console

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PIANO:   Mason & Hamlin, 41.5” Console  & matching bench, serial # 76975

Finish:    French Provincial Cherry with carved legs in lacquer–rubbed to a high gloss.

Description:    Made in East Rochester, NY in  mid-1973,  this exquisite console is a designer piece that is quite unusual and rare.  This features highly figured select cherry cabinet with the hand carved cabriole french front legs and and elaborate case replete with sound escapement behind music rack and decorative moldings throughout.    This piano has a high polish finish that is in remarkably fine condition and was hardly used.   The tone on this piano is huge for its size…..much like the Steinway consoles. Contributing to that tone is the exclusive Mason & Hamlin tension resonator and the full perimeter plate that stabilizes the tension and insures crown in the soundboard. The action has been completely reconditioned, regulated to concert specification and hammers voiced.  A piano of this quality would cost in excess of $20,000 new on sale!  Incredible value no longer available in this day and age!!  This is another gem!

Yamaha, model M-500QA, 44” Queen Anne Studio Console

PIANO: Yamaha, model M-500QA, 44” Studio Console/Bench, serial # T191659

Finish:  Queen Anne Cherry.

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 modern home market.  This piano was built in the Thomaston, GA. factory in the Spring of 1995.  This piano, designed to provide studio upright performance in a high end designer cabinet,  was purchased new by a executive family in Clifton Park. This model featured the most popular cabinet style of M-500 series for its design that was inspired by fine English furniture designs of Sheraton and others. 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.  Comes with custom made glass to protect the top!

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!

Yamaha, model M-304, 43.5” Console

PIANO: Yamaha, model M-304, 43.5” Console & Bench, serial # U177117

 Finish:     Satin Walnut Finish.                  

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 console was mad for the home market.  This piano was built in the South Haven, MI. factory in the Spring of 1985.  This piano was purchased new by an older woman from Cambridge, NY who played lightly.  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 console that is highly desired due to warm, expressive tone and action at an unbeatable price.

KAWAI, 803-T, 43½” Console Piano

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PIANOKAWAI,  803-T, 43½” Console Piano & Matching Bench,  serial # 1673732

Finish:   Traditional Walnut 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.  Built in the Hamamatsu factory in the late Summer of 1986,  this piano was purchased new by a local executive family. This piano wasnot used hardly at all because the lady who played developed hand problems in the first year of ownership.   The comparable new model is the 607 series which is made in Indonesia. This is a real find at nearly half of its price new – for Japanese Kawai quality which is not available today. This piano is truly incredible for such a high performance piano in a beautiful designer Traditional Walnut Cabinet with Grand Style Lid!!

KAWAI, 602F, 43½” French Provincial Console Piano

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PIANOKAWAI,  602F, 43½” Console Piano & Bench,  serial # A27083

Finish:   French Provincial Cherry 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 August 1991 from Hilton Piano and has been played lightly.  This piano is in immaculate showroom condition and has a huge bass and comes with its original papers. 

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

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.

Baldwin, model 636, 42”Classic Queen Anne Cherry Console

PIANO: Baldwin, model 636, 42”Classic Console & Matching Bench, serial # 1448095

Finish:    Queen Anne Cherry in Satin Lacquer Finish.

Description: Famous for their dominance in the American Vertical Piano market, Baldwin has been the #1 selling American piano through the late 90’s.  This piano, made in Trumann, AKin 1988,  is in immaculate condition having had almost no use.  It was owned by an executive family and resided proudly in the formal living room. This piano was regularly maintained by well-known piano technician –John Dubois.  This piano was purchased new at Clark Music in late 1988. It has been completely reconditioned including action regulated and hammers voiced.  The Classic series of consoles were made on the same assembly line as the famous high-end Acrosonic model and has the same feature of a full-size console action in an somewhat simpler elegant cabinet than the exclusive Acrosonic.  This is a fabulous find in a value piano made by an heirloom manufacturer.  This is an uncommon find!!!

 

Janssen 41½” American Walnut Console Piano

PIANO: Janssen 41½”Console & Matching Bench, serial # 169066

 Finish:  American Walnut in satin lacquer finish.

 Description: Janssen was always known as a manufacturer of home vertical pianos for the American market.  Known for their unique designs which included a piano/organ combination and pianos with built-in light on the music desk, the biggest feature of the Janssen piano was the philosophy of the owner called the Janssen Creed that was on a decal under every lid –pledging to make sure that every customer and their piano was to be treated fairly and justly and with respect. This piano, made in Elkhart, Indiana in 1965,  is in wonderful condition having had very moderate use.  It was used by two children taking lessons and has been completely reconditioned including action regulated and hammers voiced.  The studio console design was developed as an affordable school piano design and is very durable. This piano has a big tone for its size and is solidly built. 

You will not find its equal in quality for less than $4,500.00.

Martin Bros 39”Console Piano & Bench

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PIANO:    Martin Bros39”Console Piano & Bench, serial # 58745

Finish:     Italian Provincial Walnut in Satin Lacquer Finish.

Description: Martin Bros. was one of the many Boston manufacturers in the early part of this century. They stopped making pianos in the late 1920’s.  The name was not used for many years and then was resurrected by a piano company to use for small home console pianos in the 1970’s and 80’s. This piano was purchased new by a local family whose children did not use the piano much.  It was housed in the basement family room since its purchase and was used more as a bookcase than anything else.  The piano was hardly ever played and is virtually like new.  It is a perfect entry level piano for the beginner or intermediate player.  This 39” piano was ‘billed’ as a console due to its size (3” larger then most spinets) but it has a drop action (spinet type)  installed in it.  It is very responsive and has a large tone for its size.  These pianos were also sold with the guarantee that the soundboard would never crack.  A very good value!

Baldwin Acrosonic 36” Sheraton Walnut Spinet

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PIANO: Baldwin Acrosonic 36” Spinet & Matching Bench, serial # 613962

Finish:   Sheraton Walnut in Satin Lacquer Finish.

Description: Famous for their dominance in the American Vertical Piano market, Baldwin has been the #1 selling American piano through the late 90’s.  This piano, made in Cincinnati, OHin February 1957,  is in immaculate condition having had little use.  It was bought new and owned by a woman in Delmar and resided proudly in her formal living room. It has been completely reconditioned including action regulated and hammers voiced.  The famous Acrosonic model from an era where  These pianos are noted for holding a tune remarkably and for delivering high quality tone for a piano this size.

This is a fabulous find in a value piano made by an heirloom manufacturer.  This is an uncommon find!!!