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 Brands
Dating from 1877, this piano is one of the earliest upright pianos we have seen by Charles M. Stieff. 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 than most other major brand names.
This piano is a large, full size upright with the string length and soundboard area of a full grand piano! This piano is made of Brazilian Rosewood and is of the Victorian style. Note the exquisitely hand carved Rococo style legs, a feature rarely found on upright pianos.
This piano will be restored to like-new condition with a tone and touch suitable for the discriminating pianist. If desired, this piano can be equipped with the Pianomation player system, and can play by itself by streaming music live on through any smart device. More than 10,000 song titles are available!