George Steck Reproducing Player Grand Piano

These Reproducing grand pianos were a luxury only afforded by the very wealthy during the 'tween, 'twenties and 'thirties.

$45,000 after total restoration
(not including applicable sales tax & shipping charges)
For Sale
Specifications
  • YEAR: 1922
  • LENGTH: 5 feet, 8 inches
  • FINISH: Book Matched Walnut Wood
  • STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration
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This is a rare model George Steck Duo-Art Reproducing Player Grand Piano. George Steck was one of America's older and more renoun piano builders, and the firm was known to build very high-quality, expensive pianos.

The Duo-Art Reproducing Piano was a specialized type of player piano that played with expression like a real person. Most player pianos rely on the person sitting at the piano to control the speed and dynamics, while a reproducing player piano has extra perforations in the music roll that control all dynamics from within, hence “reproducing” a live performance.

During the 'teens and 'twenties period, a piano like this would have cost about as much as a small house, making a Reproducing grand player piano a luxury that only a wealthy few could afford. 

This piano is made of beautiful book-matched walnut, and is of the traditional style. It is being restored to like new condition inside and out. A matching walnut bench is included.

INSTRUMENT CATALOGS & EPHEMERA

19th Century Steck Piano Advertisements 19th Century Advertsiements For The George Steck Piano Company
20th Century Steck Piano Advertisements 20th Century Advertisements For The George Steck Piano Company
George Steck Catalog 1878 Late 19th Century illustrated sales catalog from the George Steck Piano Company, circa 1878
George Steck Catalog 1932 Early 20th Century illustrated sales catalog from the George Steck Piano Company, circa 1932

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