Charles M. Stieff Pianos Were Often Sold As “The Poor Man’s Steinway,” And Were Sold Alongside Steinway Pianos As An Affordable Alternative To The Costlier Brand
This piano was built by The Charles M. Stieff Piano Company of Baltimore during the “Golden Age” of piano building in America. This piano is a large, full size upright with the string length and soundboard are of a full grand piano! This piano is made of imported Honduran Mahogany wood and is of the Mission style, making it ideal for an early 20th Century American Bungalow or Craftsman style home.
Instruments by Charles M. Stieff were known to be exceptionally well-made pianos, often referred to as “The Poor Man’s Steinway”. While Stieff pianos were not inexpensive, the firm’s success resulted from their ability to provide a top-quality musical instrument at a lower price most other major brand names.
This piano will be restored to like-new condition, inside and out. The tone and touch of the instrument will be suitable for the discriminating pianist. If desired, this piano can be equipped with the Pianomation player system which will allow the instrument play by itself by streaming music live on an iPod, computer, iPad, etc. Thousands of song titles are available.