Wm. Knabe & Co. was the official piano for the Metropolitan Opera
William Knabe & Company was one of the finest piano builders in American history. Knabe was the official piano of the Metropolitan Opera and was knowns for its sweet yet robust tone quality which was ideal for vocal accompaniment.
This lovely Knabe square grand was built in 1875 and is of the Empire Revival style. The Empire Revival style was more common on instruments built prior to the Civil War, and instruments built as late as 1875 in this style are a bit uncommon. The piano is made of beautifully carved Brazilian Rosewood with carved pedal lyre and fret-work music rack.
This piano is being restored to like-new condition, inside and out. Matching piano stool is included. Computerized player mechanisms can be installed if desired.