PIANOS FOR SALE

a hand-picked selection of fine vintage pianos

[SOLD] 1991 Schimmel model CC208T 6’ 10” ivory white grand #306951

Made in 1991, this rare high gloss ivory white 6’ 10” grand first sold in 2000 when it was purchased new from Colton Piano in San Rafael.

It was rarely played and has only the slightest hint of string grooves on the hammers.

The piano has been cleaned, regulated, tuned and voiced in preparation for sale and is in near perfect condition with a lush bass and clear sustaining notes in the singing register. The action is quick and responsive.

[SOLD] 1917 Steinway ‘M’  5’ 7” dark walnut grand #184438

The action has just been fully rebuilt with new hammers, shanks & flanges and wippens according to a modified ”Stanwood Precision Touch Design” protocol giving a quick and even touch and balanced tone. Original strings and finish.

[SOLD] 1972 Yamaha G-2E 5’ 8” ebony grand #1453681

Purchased new in 1972 and hardly played; very little wear on the hammers.

Wonderful pleasing tone; warm and rich with a hint of crispness.

Just cleaned, tuned and serviced – ready for years of piano playing pleasure!

[SOLD] 1913 STEINWAY GRAND MODEL ‘M’ #160691

Soundboard and bridges are in excellent condition.
The piano was restrung about 40 years ago.
The action was rebuilt in 1982 with Steinway hammers, shanks and flanges.
Just serviced and regulated.
The tone is warm and rich.

[SOLD] 1906 Mason & Hamlin E3 52” ebony upright piano #16298

At 52” this piano has bass string lengths similar to a medium sized grand, just one inch shorter that a Steinway M.

Like some grand pianos it has a 5 note tenor bridge to smooth the transition from the treble to the bass sections.

Fully restored in 2005 and it still looks brand new inside and out

[SOLD] 1914 Steinway ‘O’  5’ 10 1/2” ebony grand #196917

Fully restored and refinished to like new condition with a matching bench. The action has been fully rebuilt with new hammers, shanks & flanges and wippens according to a modified ”Stanwood Precision Touch Design” protocol giving a quick and even touch and balanced tone. the soundboard and plate have been refinished, the pin block replaced, and new strings and dampers installed. Classic “picture frame” detail on legs. Beautiful ivory keys. A jewel of a piano suitable for the most discerning professional musician.

[SOLD] 1931 Steinway A3 6’ 4” ebony grand #272602

This piano belonged to the American composer Elliot Carter from 1931 until his death in 2012.

 

The 6’ 4” version of the model ‘A’ is one of the most sought after and balanced home pianos. It was made from 1913 to 1945.  Recently Steinway reintroduced the model ‘A2’ which at 6’ 2” is 2” shorter than the A3.

 

Restoration just completed:

 

Finish:  Soundboard, plate and case refinished.  Nickel plating of all hardware.

Strings:  Agraffes replaced, pin block replaced, piano restrung with custom wound GC bass strings.

Damper guide rail refelted and dampers replaced.

 

Action: Parts selected to best match original design dimensions.

Parts balanced according to a modified “Stanwood Precision Touch Design” protocol for a balanced and even touch and tone.

 

This is a fully modern Steinway with the patented Diaphragmatic Soundboard and Accelerated Action features.

[SOLD] 1926 Steinway ‘L’   5’10  1/2″  mahogany grand #240513

Stunning ribbon grain mahogany finish in excellent condition.  Classic “picture frame” detail on legs. Beautiful original ivories.

 

The piano belonged to concert pianist Earle Shenk from 1959 until 2020.  It was rebuilt in 1984 by the famous Berkeley piano technician Sheldon Smith.  He refinished the soundboard and plate, replaced the strings and dampers and rebuilt the upper action (hammers, shanks and flanges). Mr. Shenk discontinued his piano career in the late 1980s and the piano was hardly played since then.

 

Ris Piano has completed the restoration by replacing the wippen assembly on each key.  The hammer/shank/flange assemblies were removed and balanced according to a modified ”Stanwood Precision Touch Design” protocol giving the keyboard an extremely even touch and tone.

[SOLD] 1916 Steinway ‘M’   5’  7.5”  mahogany grand #177627

Beautiful mahogany finish in excellent condition, refinished in the early 1980s.

 

The piano was restrung, the plate and soundboard refinished and the dampers replaced in the early 1980s.

 

In 2003 the action was rebuilt by Ris Piano and the shanks and flanges, hammers and wippens were replaced and fully regulated.  The piano has hardly been played since then.

It has been cleaned, regulation checked and tuned in preparation for sale. The piano has a very responsive touch and a balanced rich tone.

 

Original ivories in excellent condition.

 

The piano has a full “Piano Lifesaver” system with both humidifier and dehumidifier components.

[SOLD] 1915 Steinway ‘M’ 5’ 7.5” dark mahogany grand #169577

 

This “well loved” but infrequently played piano was originally sold by Sherman Clay San Francisco and has been in Marin County its entire life.

 

This piano is in all original condition with beautiful original ivories. Lots of felt left on the hammers.

 

The finish has a warm rich luster despite its age.

 

It has been cleaned, lubricated, regulated and tuned.  It plays well with a very responsive action and has a huge, powerful, rich tone without being harsh or shrill.

[SOLD] 1927 Steinway ‘M’  5’ 7” light walnut grand #252209

The action has just been fully rebuilt with Steinway hammers, shanks & flanges and wippens according to a modified ”Stanwood Precision Touch Design” protocol giving a quick and even touch and balanced tone. The piano was restrung and the soundboard, plate and case were refinished in the mid 1990s.

[SOLD] 1917 Steinway ‘O’  5’ 10 1/2” mahogany grand #171778

All original condition with ivory keys. The piano was hardly played as it was kept for visiting musician relatives. The hammers have very little wear. Elegant “picture frame” leg design. The action has been fully serviced and regulated in preparation for sale.

[SOLD] 1911 STEINWAY ‘A2’  6’ 2” mahogany grand #152137

The action was fully rebuilt in the late 1950s with Steinway hammers, shanks, flanges and wippens and has hardly been played since. The action has been fully serviced in preparation for sale. Original finish and strings. Elegant “picture frame” legs. Perfect original ivory keytops.