Rare Gustav Hofbauer Baby Grand Piano

Lovely Viennese-Built Piano by Gustav Hofbauer

(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: 1880
LENGTH: 65 inches
FINISH: Walnut
STATUS: Pending Restoration

Vienna Austria was once considered the musical capital of the world. During the 19th and early 20th Centuries there were a number of family-owned piano manufacturers scatter across Vienna. Most of these smaller manufacturers built pianos in modest numbers, and much historical information has been lost in time.

This beautiful instrument was built by Gustav Hofbauer in Vienna in the late 19th Century. The instrument is a modest size baby grand piano which would have been intended for small apartments or cottage homes of the 19th Century.  The piano is made of an exotic vertical grain walnut wood and is of the Empire Revival style.  The instrument has a light, lovely tone quality reminiscent of early forte pianos from the Romantic era.


This piano will be restored to like-new condition with a historical perspective in mind.