Black Rock Galleries

Steinway Model "S" Grand Piano With Piano Bench MORE INFO ADDED

Winning Bid $5,500.00
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Location: At Home in Darien, CT

Item #: 99214
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Transport Fee: $200.00
DETAILS:

This piano is the smallest of the Steinway grands, comes in a walnut case. Serial #287317. Built in 1937.
Provenance: Purchased from Braswell Galleries for $15,900. Cleaned and restored by Paul Haller, owner, Haller Piano, an additional $4,000. Stamford, Ct in 2005.
Insurance replacement value at the recommendation of Steinway is $82,200.
This vintage Steinway piano is one of the first pianos made of the new Model S series, which was added to their line in 1936. The keys are original and the piano has a GORGEOUS SOUND.
Stamped P3256, S 287317
Dimensions: 5' 1" L, 57 3/4" W
Comes with piano bench, 14 1/2" x 35" x 19" seat height
Condition: sunned to top back, overall consistent with age and use.
PIANO MUST BE MOVED BY PROFESSIONAL PAINO MOVERS FROM FIRST FLOOR OF RESIDENCE.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM PAUL HALLER, OWNER OF HALLER PIANO:

He replaced the repetitions (whippens), the hammer shanks and flanges, and the hammers, all of which together are called the action. He worked on the damper lift-out to conform it to the way Steinway now uses that part in the S model. He also buffed and polished all the hardware on the piano (hinges, pedals, etc.)

He used Renner parts throughout, Renner is the company that makes all new actions and replacement parts for Steinway in Germany and were used for the higher-end concert and larger grand pianos in New York when my work was done. Steinway recently switched to using their own parts out of New York, most likely as a marketing device when their company went through a rebranding, but they still use Renner exclusively on the pianos they make in Germany. Most technicians including Paul Haller feel that Renner is superior to what Steinway is producing in New York now and that’s all he puts in the Steinways he works on.

He also said the prospective buyer could Google Steinway parts vs Renner parts and they will see for themselves that the Renner is at least the equal of Steinway in the piano world.

This item cannot be transported back to our Bridgeport showroom.

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