This lovely Kranich & Bach baby grand piano is one of the most elegantly carved Louis XV style cabinets ever produced.
This lovely piano was built by the famous firm of Kranich & Bach in 1931, right at the height of the Great Depression. A Louis XV baby grand piano like this would have cost over $1,000 new in 1931, a luxury only a wealthy few could afford during the Depression! The fact that someone invested that kind of money for this piano when it was new makes this instrument a bit special.
Kranich & Bach built high quality, expensive pianos from about 1864-1981...one of the few American piano manufacturers to survive well over a century. Kranich & Bach has a bit of a unique design to it's piano action, but after proper restoration they are superb instruments with a superior tone and touch. When new, these pianos known to be exceedingly well made and quite expensive - much more expensive than most brands. Despite their high cost when new, Kranich & Bach pianos were very popular throughout the 20th Century. They are consistently some of the most beautiful and satisfying instruments we see come through our shop today.
This piano is made of rare book-matched exotic burl walnut wood. It boasts beautifully carved legs and scalloping along the entire case which gives an overall formal and elegant look while maintaining a delicate balance of simplicity and grace. THIS MODEL WAS VERY POPULAR IN THE 5'4" SIZE, BUT THIS PIANO IS THE ONLY CLASSIC LOUIS XV KRANICH & BACH OF THIS CASE DESIGN WE HAVE EVER SEEN IN THE 4'11" SIZE! This piano is being restored to like new condition, and the tone is magnificent. This is truly a very special piano from a special time in America's piano building history. The original matching bench Louis XV style bench is included. This piano can be equipped with a computerized player mechanism if desired.