1928 Burl Wood Piano For Sale: MAKE AN OFFER
Baby Grand, Beautiful Burl Wood Inlay, Medium Wooden Color, Ivory Keys,
It does need some work, which is why I priced it as such. It was appraised at over $5,000 several years ago. It has never been re-strung, so that would need to be done at some time--the tone is "bright", but it stills sounds good. Tuning may be all it needs for a while. The important thing is that the soundboard looks fine. I can't see any cracks at all in it. There is some crackling on the finish, but it's not bad for a piano as old as this one is. If you are familiar with this make of piano, you will know that the makers (Behning & Sons) were well known for their craftsmanship.
*CASH ONLY: Must be picked up in Boca Raton (west boca, in Loggers Run), you're going to need a piano moving company to take care of the move.
Behning Sons pianos were made in the same factory as the Behr Brothers made by Kohler Campbell, Behning Sons pianos were known for their elegant cabinet styles. Grand pianos were distinguished for their beautiful tone, their handsome and distinctive designs, their exquisite craftsmanship and great durability. Worthy of rebuilding. The instruments manufactured by the Behning Piano Co., New York City, are well and favorably known, having been originally established in 1861, by the late Henry Behning, a piano-maker of skill and experience.
The Behning Piano Company was established by Henry Behning in 1861 in New York. The first factory was located at 57 East 128th Street, with factories expanding to East 133rd Street in the 1920's. From about 1864 - 1873, Behning was in partnership with Mr. Albrecht Klix, building pianos under the name of "Behning Klix". Mr. Behning continued building pianos under his own name after the partnership with Klix came to an end.
In 1881, Behning took his son Henry Jr. into partnership, changing the name of the firm to Behning Son. Behning was known for building high quality, expensive pianos and they enjoyed a great deal of success. By 1931 the firm was owned by Gustav Behning, younger son of Henry Sr. In 1932, the firm was sold to Kohler Campbell due to the hardships incurred by the Great Depression. Kohler & Campbell continued to build pianos under the Behning name until the mid 1950's