Steck Duo-Art Upright Player Piano

Unusual Pedal Operated George Steck Duo-Art Upright Piano In Walnut Cabinet

$31,000 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.
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SPECIFICATIONS
YEAR: 1926
FINISH: Walnut
STATUS: Pending Restoration
DESCRIPTION

This is an unusual model George Steck Duo-Art Reproducing Player Piano. The Duo-Art Reproducing Piano was a specialized type of player piano that played with expression like a real person. Most player pianos rely on the person sitting at the piano to control the speed and dynamics, while a reproducing player piano has a lot of extra perforations in the music roll that control all dynamics from within, hence “reproducing” a live performance.

What makes it a bit unusual is the fact that the instrument is foot pumped manually rather than electric. Most reproducing player pianos were very advanced and generally they were equipped with early electric motors to create the vacuum. Ordinary home player pianos were generally equipped with the manual foot-pumping mechanisms. Foot-pumped reproducing pianos are scarce today, indicating that few of them were actually built.

This piano is made of beautiful book-matched walnut, and is of the traditional style. It will be completely restored to like new condition inside and out, and by all indications should be about the best quality upright player piano available post restoration. A matching walnut bench is included.

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