Piano Make: Steinway & Sons
Year built: 1912
Finish: Satin Ebony
Keys: Real ivory
Serial Number: 160886
Width: 57 3/4″
Weight: 560 pounds
Note: Appraises for $36-40k.
My wife and I are selling our Steinway and Sons Model M Grand Piano (1912), with ivory keys, that has a richly beautiful and powerful Steinway sound. We bought the piano in 2012 after having played many grand pianos, including Steinway, Yamaha, Bosendorfer, and Mason and Hamlin, and this one was the best (even over Steinway model L’s). The soundboard really carries the bass register and has great low, middle and high ranges. We looked at over 50 pianos before selecting this one – from stores in Sacramento region to those in the San Francisco Bay Area. The original 1912 soundboard is amazing. This piano was completely restored in 2012, making this like a new piano. The action is medium-weighted and is a joy to play from very delicate (pianissimo) to very loud (fortissimo). We only used this piano about 1,000 hours since purchase. You can expect this piano to last many, many years as the technician says it is in excellent shape and made very well, unlike newer models. We have always kept it tuned/maintained each and every year.
Listen to my recordings using this piano and a Zoom H1 MP3 recorder (sound is pure, no modifications made):
In 2012, the piano was completely restored, by Classic Pianos in Portland, Oregon (see letter below), including the following work being done:
♫ Original soundboard refinished
♫ New pin block
♫ New strings
♫ New tuning pins
♫ New bridge pins
♫ New Steinway hammers, shanks and whippens
♫ Ivory keys polished
♫ Pedals re-leathered and felted
♫ New satin ebony finish to case
♫ Adjustable artist Jansen piano bench (in black ebony) ($700 value)
♫ Dampp Chaser de-humidifier heating element for optimal soundboard environment (click here )
Ask seller for appraisal or letter of restoration from Classic Piano.
Piano is in very good condition. Minor cosmetic damage only. Indentation on fall board, small nick on fall board, small nicks on legs, some minor scratching on body surfaces (not really noticeable), some cracks on ivory keys (however, playable and intact). Seller must look at website to see 55+ images and by purchasing, agrees, to minor cosmetic damages.