Classic Steinway & Sons Duo-Art Player Grand Piano

Known as a “Reproducing” piano, these highly sophisticated instruments were designed to reproduce all of the nuance of a live performance!

$80,000 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
SPECIFICATIONS
YEAR: 1924
LENGTH: 71 inches
FINISH: Honduran Mahogany
STATUS: Pending Restoration
DESCRIPTION

The Reproducing Player Grand Piano was the most technologically advanced form of home entertainment during the early 20th Century. Designed to reproduce a live performance, these instruments could mimic every nuance of a real pianist, giving the illusion of a true live performance in real time! Although these instruments are designed to play by themselves, they can be played manually by hand as well. There is no difference playing a Reproducing Player Grand Piano by hand.

This beautiful instrument is a Steinway Model “XR” (Expression Reproducer) in beautiful imported Honduran Mahogany wood. The perforated music roll is located behind the keyboard cover and the operating controls including off/on switch, rewind/play, speed/tempo, etc. are located below the keyboard cleverly concealed behind a pivoting key-slip panel. Although the piano does have an original electric motor, the motor simply drives a vacuum system which operates the entire instrument.

These instruments would have cost as much as $3,500+ new in the 1920s, the cost of a small house! Luckily, these Duo-Art piano rolls are still being produced with a good variety of music still available.

The ultimate home entertainment system of the Gatsby age, these rare pianos were only afforded by the very wealthy and were built in small numbers. They are quite rare today.

A collection of over 250 original QRS pneumatic player piano rolls is included with this piano.

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