Introducing the pinnacle of musical elegance: This one-of-a-kind Steinway Centennial D Art Case and PianoDisc Prodigy Player System.
Step into a world where history and artistry are brought to life with cutting-edge technology. Debuted at the 1876 World’s Fair, the award-winning Steinway Centennial D is a masterpiece of musical craftsmanship created by the world’s foremost piano artisans to celebrate the Centennial of the United States. This one-of-a-kind instrument has been meticulously restored to its former glory and invisibly* fitted with the latest player technology so you can experience the genius of the best pianists ever heard while leaving the beauty of this magnificent instrument undisturbed. Reminiscent of Greek mythology and art, this piano is perhaps the finest example of why Steinway is sometimes referred to as the “Instrument of the Immortals.”
Crafted in the year 1879, this Steinway Centennial D is a rare gem that stands as testament to the legacy of the renowned Steinway & Sons. Known for their unparalleled commitment to quality, Steinway pianos are celebrated for their rich, warm tone and superb playability. This vintage instrument hails from an era when pianos were not just musical instruments but works of art.
Sometimes referred to as the “concert grand,” this instrument is the largest model offered by Steinway, capable of filling a concert hall and fit for a palace. It boasts a breathtaking art case, meticulously handcrafted with an attention to detail nothing short of extraordinary. The opulent design of the ornate rosewood, intricate cabriole legs, grape motifs, carved pedal lyre, and angelic music stand are a testament to the skill of the craftsmen who labored over its creation. This piano is more than just an instrument — it is a conversation piece, a work of art that adds an unmistakable flourish of grandeur to any space.
The sound of this Steinway Centennial D is nothing short of spectacular. Thanks to careful restoration, every note resonates with the rich, sonorous tones that have made Steinway pianos legendary. Whether playing classical compositions or contemporary melodies, this piano's sound quality is unparalleled, evoking emotion and inspiring unforgettable musical moments.
For those who are not world-class pianists, the PianoDisc Prodigy player system affords a full appreciation of the Steinway Centennial’s incredible potential. This state-of-the-art technology allows you to enjoy the classical beauty of this historical Steinway with the convenience of a modern player piano. Using the included Apple iPad, you can wirelessly browse thousands of songs in every style and genre, then instantly play them on demand with stunning nuance; the PianoDisc Prodigy system features over 1,000 levels of expression for every press of the key.
A RARE OPPORTUNITY
Owning this fully restored Steinway Centennial D is not just a purchase — it is an investment in art, history, and music. This extraordinary instrument is a limited edition piece that represents the pinnacle of piano craftsmanship and technological innovation. From available research, there are only a few pianos of this style in existence, and none as superb and well-featured as this one.
If you are a discerning connoisseur of music and fine art, this 1879 Steinway Centennial D is an opportunity you cannot afford to miss. With its timeless beauty, flawless sound, and cutting-edge technology, it transcends the ordinary and becomes a cherished piece of your family's legacy. Elevate your home and your life with the Instrument of the Immortals, where history, art, and innovation converge to create a harmonious masterpiece.
This piano was purchased from the estate of Kenneth Alan Hill, who treasured it as a focal point of his mansion, the historic Baldridge House. He purchased it from Antiquarian Traders in Beverly Hills, California after it was lovingly restored by Precision Piano Services in Hollywood. Upon Hill’s passing, this piano found its way to famed piano technician Robin Hufford, who oversaw its careful maintenance and the player system’s upgrade to the cutting-edge Prodigy. Having received a full concert service, cleaning, and tuning, the Centennial Steinway is ready to perform for generations to come.
TERMS OF SALE
For the purchaser of this piano, travel expenses will be reimbursed up to $1,000 with receipts, if the purchaser would like to see the piano in the Fort Worth area before buying. Standard shipping to anywhere in the continental US is included in the price, along with the first tuning. Shipping elsewhere may be negotiable.
A 10% commission will be paid to the salesperson who secures the buyer for this piano. If the buyer finds this listing without the assistance of a salesperson or agent, the price will be reduced by 10%.
Although every effort has been made to ensure this instrument is as impeccable as possible, it is the buyer’s responsibility to inspect the instrument and accept its condition before purchase. Desired alterations are negotiable as part of the transaction. The sale will be completed using PianoMart’s escrow service for the safety and assurance of all parties.
Serial number 37880. A beautiful chair from the same time period is also included in the sale. Approximate chair dimensions: 28"H x 21"W x 20"D. Approximate piano dimensions: 50"H x 61.75"W x 107.75"L
* The photos on this listing are from two sources, both depicting this piano at different times in the recent past. The last photo was taken in the mansion, before the player system upgrade was performed. The other set was taken a few years prior at Precision Piano Services after the full restoration was completed. In both, you can see the old player control module mounted toward the front. However, the new system has no player components visible; because it is controlled via iPad rather than buttons on the piano, the beauty of the art case is totally undisturbed. Of course, many components of the player system are visible from underneath the piano.
(The photo of the piano on a concert stage is an actual picture of the piano superimposed over a photo of the stage so you can see it in a professional performance context)
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