Steinway & Sons Custom Designed Model O Grand Piano

Re-introduced in 2005, The Steinway Model “O” Has Always Been One Of Steinway’s Most Popular Models.

$125,000 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
Pay a 30% deposit per item
SPECIFICATIONS
YEAR: 1919
LENGTH: 5 feet, 11 inches
FINISH: Custom Painted Art-Case
STATUS: Currently Undergoing Restoration
DESCRIPTION

Early 20th Century America was a period of lavish lifestyles, excessive luxury and great prosperity. Several piano manufacturers specialized in creating custom, one-of-a-kind pianos on special order for wealthier clients in order to match their home’s décor often in historical or period furniture styles. In the early 20th Century, it was not uncommon for a wealthy client to visit the prominent Steinway Piano Factory, choose the instrument they preferred among all others, then have the factory commission artists to customize the instrument they chose. This piano would have been picked out among many for its fine tone quality, and then a small fortune spent to have the cabinet custom made to suit the client’s décor!
This beautiful instrument is a Steinway Model “O” built in 1919, the “Golden Age” of piano building in America. The Steinway Model “O” was originally manufactured for only 24 short years from 1900 – 1924. Because of the huge demand for restored Steinway Model “O” pianos, Steinway reintroduced the Model “O” in 2005. The Model “O” has remained one of Steinway’s most popular models ever since.
The original owner of this piano actually had the piano in his apartment in the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York City, and was a musician who played at Carnegie Hall, which gives this piano quite the remarkable historical significance. There is no telling the number of famous musicians and composers who could have been given the opporunity to come and play on this one-of-a-kind piece, given its prime positioning within the city.
The art work on this instrument is truly spectacular and has been amazingly well preserved. The base color of dull green comes alive with vibrant golds, reds, pinks and purples. The instrument has an overall formal and elegant appearance. Although the instrument is detailed enough to be a focal point in its own right, the way the art work is done has an understated effect that would allow the instrument to compliment a beautiful interior without standing apart in contrast.
The piano is being internally restored to “like new” condition while the paintings are being restored to maintain the beautify of their original patina.
Computerized player mechanisms can be installed if desired. A matching piano bench is included.

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