Lester Sheraton Style Studio Piano

Rare World War II Era Lester Sheraton Studio Piano

$18,000 after total restoration
(not including applicable sales tax & shipping charges)
DEPOSITS: The restoration of this instrument has not been completed. A 30% deposit is required on instruments pending restoration. This deposit holds the instrument and keeps it from being offered to another clients, and it also makes that piano's restoration a priority. Once we complete the restoration, we invite the client to visit our shop to see and hear the piano. If the client is unable to visit our shop, we will send professional photos and videos of the piano for review. The client then has the option of paying the balance and purchasing the piano, transferring their balance to another piano in our shop, or getting a full refund for their deposit. The client is never at risk.
For Sale
YEAR: 1945
FINISH: Walnut
STATUS: Pending Restoration

Few American piano manufacturers survived The Great Depression, fewer even still survived World War II. During this era, American manufacturers began building smaller, less expensive pianos in order to meet modern market demands. In the modern market filled with smaller, inexpensive pianos, there were a few exceptions of very well-made instruments that deserve restoration and preservation.

This lovely piano is one of those exceptions.  Built by the Lester Piano Company of Philadelphia, this instrument is a rare example of a larger, well-made mid-century modern studio-size upright piano.  Note the triple-strung unisons in the bass – a rare feature only found on the finest quality pianos. The instrument is made of richly-figured walnut wood and is of the carved Sheraton style. This instrument would have been originally built for a home of sophistication and refinement.

The piano will be completely restored with historical accuracy, both inside and out.  If desired, this piano can be equipped with the Pianomation player system, and can play by itself by streaming music from any smart device. More than 10,000 song titles are available!

The original matching Sheraton style piano bench is included.