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The overwhelming majority of work I perform in the shop is what I refer to as commissioned restoration. I do, however, acquire vintage Steinway & Sons and Mason & Hamlin grands in basket-case condition that I restore and offer for sale.

Currently I have these four Steinways to offer:

Steinway & Sons
model M, 5' 7" (1927)

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Steinway & Sons
model O, 5' 11" (1903) SOLD

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Steinway & Sons
model A-2, 6' 1" (1903) SOLD

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Steinway & Sons
model B, 6' 11" (1898) SOLD

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Steinway & Sons model M, 5' 7"
Serial number:
244933, built in 1927
Case finish:
Satin ebony
Work performed:
New soundboard, bridges, pinblock, strings, plate hitch pins and agraffes, Steinway hammers, Renner action parts, Tokiwa damper system, new keyset, trapwork rebuilt. New toplid, music desk, and fallboard. Case refinished in satin lacquer, replated hardware, new casters.
Character:
Touchweight is light, tone is middle of the road, can be voiced up or down as desired.
Price:
$52,500. with matching bench, including delivery and one in-home tuning in local areas. (Compare this instrument to a new Steinway M in a similar satin ebony case, priced at over $70,000.)

Contact me to arrange your audition.
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Steinway & Sons model O, 5' 10 1/2" SOLD
Serial number:
100231, built in 1902
Case finish:
African "flame" mahogany
Work performed:
New soundboard, bridges, pinblock, strings, plate hitch pins and agraffes, Steinway hammers, hammer shanks and whippens, Tokiwa damper system, new keyset, trapwork rebuilt. New toplid. Case refinished in clear satin lacquer, replated hardware, new casters.
Character:
Touchweight is light, tone is powerful and bright, can be voiced up or down as desired. This is a first-generation model O which implements wound copper strings at the bass/tenor break on the long bridge. This creates a smoother tonal transition across the break and improves tuning stability – Steinway & Sons might be well advised to revert to this design in their current model O.
Price:
$67,500 with matching bench, including delivery and one in-home tuning in local areas. (Compare this instrument to a new Steinway O in a less-figured sapele mahogany satin case, priced at over $102,000.)

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Steinway & Sons model A2, 6' 1" SOLD
Serial number:
106560, built in 1903
Case finish:
Satin ebony
Work performed:
New soundboard, bridges, pinblock, strings, plate hitch pins and agraffes, Steinway hammers, Renner action parts and damper system, new keyset, trapwork rebuilt. New toplid. Case refinished in satin lacquer, replated hardware, new casters.
Character:
Touchweight is moderately heavy, tone is bright, can be voiced down if desired.
Price:
$70,000. with matching artist bench, including delivery and one in-home tuning in local areas. (Compare this instrument to a new Steinway A in a similar special-ordered historic case, priced at over $100,000.)

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Steinway & Sons model B, 6' 11" SOLD
Serial number:
89276, built in 1898
Case finish:
Satin ebony
Work performed:
New soundboard, bridges, pinblock, strings, plate hitch pins and agraffes, Steinway hammers, Renner action parts and damper system, new keyset, trapwork rebuilt. Case refinished in satin lacquer, replated hardware, new casters.
Character:
Touchweight is moderately light, tone is mellow, can be voiced up if desired.
Price:
$80,000. with matching bench, including delivery and one in-home tuning in local areas. (Compare this instrument to a new Steinway B in a plain, modern case, priced at $100,000.)

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In addition to this completed restoration, I currently have the following vintage Steinway & Sons grand pianos ready to be restored and looking for new homes. They range in date from 1904 to 1936, and are as follows:
 

(1) A2 6' 2" Mahogany
(3) A2 6' 2" Ebony
(3) O 5' 11" Mahogany
(3) O 5' 11" Ebony
(1) L 5' 11" Mahogany
(1) M 5' 7" Walnut
(2) M 5' 7" Mahogany
(1) M 5' 7" Ebony
(2) S 5' 1" Mahogany
  
I also have an ebony Stieff 9' concert grand available. This piano was originally designed as a Steinway & Sons model D clone and will be a magnificent instrument once restored, comparable to its Steinway counterpart yet selling at reduced price.

Contact me for an inspection, price and due date for any of these fine pianos.



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