Knabe was the official piano of the Metropolitan Opera. Their pianos were known for having a sweet and harmonious tone that was ideal for vocal accompaniment.
William Knabe & Company was one of the largest and most successful piano manufactures in American history. Knabe is among the “top 5” of the most celebrated old American brand names, gaining fame and recognition as the official piano of the Metropolitan opera.
This piano is made of richly-figured Honduran Mahogany wood and is of the Traditional spade-leg style. Just a bit larger than a baby grand, this piano is a “parlor grand” size with a large and powerful tone quality. These early 20thCentury Knabe parlor grand pianos were considered some of the finest pianos ever built in America, and their scale designs are still being copied and reproduced today in new piano manufacturing.
This piano will be restored to like-new condition, inside and out. It can be finished in either a brown or red mahogany color, and black lacquer can be done on special order. Not only is this instrument visually stunning, it is a top quality musical instrument which would satisfy any accomplished musician.
This piano can be equipped with the Pianomation player system if desired. The Pianomation system allows the piano to become a player piano and plays wirelessly from computer, iPad or smart phone. 10,000+ song titles are available!