Steinway & Sons, model O Sheraton (Sketch #617a),5’10½” Art Case Grand

PIANO:   Steinway & Sons, model O Sheraton (Sketch #617a),5’10½” Grand, serial # 147554

 Finish:   High Polished Honduras Mahogany in Art-Case design

Description:    This is one of the most rare Steinway & Sons model O, 5’10” grands in a special Art Case with double gated legs and stretcher connecting legs and lyre.  This is the special (Sketch No. 617a “Sheraton,”) corresponds to a New York Grand Model O Honduras Mahogany, Sketch No. 617a “Sheraton,” completed on December 3, 1910, and shipped to former dealer Cluett & Sons of Albany, New York, on June 5, 1911.  From my research, there may have been 2 to 4 made EVER!!  This piano was purchased in 1994, completely rebuilt and refinished a new soundboard from Beethoven Pianos in NYC.  The owners were professional artists who collected very fine things and moved from Cambridge, NY to Virginia and had to part with the piano.  This is an incredible find in a piano from the Golden Age of Steinway.  If new, this piano would cost easily over $130,000 if the wood were available which it is not!  It is truly a magnificent instrument and a museum piece.  One of the best sounding and playing pianos you can find—a true musician’s instrument—and a buy of a lifetime!

 

Steinway & Sons, model O, Louis XV, 5’10½” Grand & Bench

PIANO:   Steinway & Sons, model O, Louis XV,   5’10½” Grand & Bench, serial # 190934

Finish:   Hand Carved Louis XV in Figured English Mahogany

Description:    This rare Louis XV Steinway model O was reputedly owned by the famous composer, Rudolf Friml.  Made in New York on November 21, 1918, this piano’s original owner was Louis G. Myers, 102 Waverly Place, NYC.  Assuming he sold the piano to the famous Mr. Friml, this instrument was subsequently purchased used by a very prominent industrialist and his wife for their daughter in the mid-1950’s at which time the piano was refinished to its current condition. Replete with famous Steinway features like Diaphramatic Soundboard, Hexagrip Maple Pinblock, and made in the Golden Period of Steinway, this piano was restrung and had new highly-prized Steinway pre-War hammers installed prior to WWII and before the current owner acquired it.  This rare model has been completely reconditioned to concert-level performance while retaining the old world sound and quality.  This piano had very little playing on the new hammers and is truly a beautiful sounding and playing piano—a true musician’s instrument!  This is a true blessing to have and work on and is a bona-fide musician’s piano with supreme musicality, furniture and provenance!!  Beyond Rare!

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WEBER, 5’1” Italian Florentine Art Case Grand Piano and Bench

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PIANO:  WEBER, 5’1” Art Case Grand Piano and Bench, Serial # 81319

Finish: Inlaid Italian Florentine Double Leg in American Walnut Lacquer Finish.

 Description:  Albert Weber was one of America’s most respected piano builders.  Preferred by Paderewski and others, Weber pianos were always highly praised and deep rich musical instruments.  Weber, like Knabe, Chickering and Mason & Hamlin was bought out in the late ‘20’s by Aeolian American Corporation.  This piano was manufactured early in 1930 and was probably made in East Rochester, NY along with its high-end cousins, Mason & Hamlin, Knabe and Chickering.  This piano represents a level of craftsmanship that is almost extinct and truly very rare today.  The special art case furniture design with the double turned gated legs in an Italian Florentine style with floral inlays on all legs and the music rack with exotic woods like quilted walnut, mahogany, rosewood, black walnut and more!  There is also a medallion above the treble leg of quilted walnut and more that is extraordinary!  This piano features the original special hammers of German felt that have a remarkable sound and has been conserved to keep the original tone quality.  This piano was rebuilt in the 1980’s and the tuning pins are like new tight!  This is a true museum piece that will adorn any living room with grace and charm.  SUPER SUPER RARE and UNIQUE!

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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!!!

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!

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!!!

Whitney (by Kimball) 36” Spinet Piano

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PIANO:    Whitney (by Kimball)  36” Spinet Piano & Bench, serial # 648202

Finish:      Mahogany in Satin Lacquer Finish.

Description: Kimball was considered America’s Home Piano Company for many years – making beautiful cabinets and sturdy pianos.  This piano was made in French Lick, Indiana in March/April of 1964.  This piano was purchased new by a family in Warsaw, NY whose children did not use the piano much. The piano was given to the daughter for her child and was never played either.  Since it had little use, the piano is has very little wear.  Kimball used an inferior adjustment part for the capstan adjustment that we chose to change to new Baldwin parts for ease of regulation. It is a perfect entry level piano for the beginner or intermediate player. It is very responsive and has a large tone for its size.  This piano is no different than buying a new piano and is perfect furniture for the discerning home while being most affordable.