Chupp’s Pianos offers world-class piano restoration services. The restored pianos we have worked on are now in homes, on stages and in concert venues throughout the United States and beyond. We take great pride in the stellar craftsmanship and quality work we put toward restoring a piano. We have expert knowledge in all piano brands which allows us to expertly restore any piano you might have.
We are a family owned and operated business that has successfully offered our piano restoration services to customers across the US and beyond for many decades. Our customers include music lovers who entrust us with their prized pianos, accomplished musicians who rely on us to restore their priceless instruments and universities and concert halls needing pianos that meet exacting standards. You can get a better idea of our restorations by viewing our work below.
In 1980, Ed Hendricks of Hendricks’ Keyboards in Downers Grove, IL invited Dennis Chupp and Walter L. Boshart up to the Chicago area to meet John Steinway. John joined Steinway & Sons in 1939 and worked his way through various positions, eventually serving as the company Chairman.
John Steinway is pictured signing the Steinway Service Manual for Dennis. Through the great assistance of the late Ed Hendricks, Dennis would later have the opportunity to train at the New York Steinway Factory in March of 1981.
Before the well known Steinway Model D Concert Grand ruled the concert stage, there were a number of ‘Early Scale’ grands which were amazing instruments in their own right. A few years ago we rebuilt an 1868 Steinway & Sons Style 4 (Fancy) Early Concert Scale grand piano for the Lodge & Spa at Three Fork’s Ranch in Wyoming. This Early Concert Scale design was the first Steinway 88-note grand piano scale and was designed by company founder and patriarch Henry E. Steinway and his son Henry Steinway Jr. This era of Style 4 Concert Grands measure 8’5″ in length and a ‘full’ 7 1/4 octaves.
Built in 1917, this golden era Model A-3 was manufactured at the New York Steinway & Sons Factory. Measuring 6′ 4 1/2″ in length, these ‘stretch A’ parlor grands boast a range of tone that exceeds what one would expect from a piano of its size. It is considered to be very on par with the 6′ 11″ Steinway Model B. These grand pianos feature a superbly crafted scale design and are considered to be some of the finest instruments ever produced by Steinway. We have fully rebuilt this premium piano and it a fine, concert level instrument. With a stunning cabinet and a rich tonal quality, this piano is a wonderful example of historic Steinway & Sons Factory quality.
Goshen College’s Sauder Concert Hall is incredibly respected and admired for its beautiful design and outstanding acoustic qualities. With a design inspired by the great concert halls in Europe, it seats 900 and is one of the leading performance venues in the Midwest today. A hall of this elegance and sound standard deserves the best pianos possible. Chupp’s Piano Service fully the vintage Steinway & Sons Model D-274 9′ Concert Grand Piano for Goshen College. These 9′ pianos are beautiful both visually and as musical instruments. The original soundboard was repaired and refinished, the actions were fully rebuilt, the pianos were refinished in a premium closed pore lacquer finish and much more.
Steinway Model D #233201 was built in 1924 at the New York Steinway Factory. This is well within what is considered to be the ‘golden era’ of quality within the American piano industry and the Steinway company itself. This half ton instrument is capable of producing a magnificent range of tone. Fully rebuilt and restored by Chupp’s Piano Service this instrument features a new custom fitted spruce soundboard, a new custom fitted pinblock, a fully rebuilt and regulated action, a refinished and lettered cast iron plate, a luxurious hand rubbed, closed pore lacquer finish and much more. This 8’11” grand piano is truly worthy of bearing the Steinway name.
The Steinway & Sons Model A-III is one of our favorite Steinway scale designs. Many pianists and experts agree that the Model A-III is a piano that is capable of a much larger sound than what its 6’4″ stature would initially indicate. The advanced scale design and extra length when compared with the smaller A-1 and A-2 models puts it more on par with Steinway Model B Grands than its smaller brethren. Reliable industry sources say that the Model A3 was discontinued by Steinway due to the competition it was creating for the more expensive Model B.
This historic Baldwin Model M Baby Grand Piano was fully rebuilt by Chupp’s Piano Service. Built in 1938 at the Cincinnati Baldwin piano factory, this grand piano was a
family heirloom of the Deputy family, the last residents of the historic Ruthmere Mansion in Elkhart, Indiana. (In fact, one of their family portraits at the museum shows the family sitting at this very piano.) The piano is believed to have been moved out of the mansion in 1969. The Deputy family generously donated the piano to the Ruthmere Museum.
The Steinway & Sons Model D-274 is truly a standard setting instrument. Measuring 9′ in length and weighing a thousand pounds, these imposing and beautiful pianos are truly a work of art in and of themselves. Steinway Model D #275187 is one of the many concert grand pianos we have had the pleasure of fully restoring and rebuilding. Built in 1932 at the height of Steinway quality, this ‘golden age’ instrument boasts an incredibly responsive action and a powerful, concert level sound. This piano received a custom fitted solid spruce soundboard, a new custom fitted pinblock, a fully rebuilt action, a satin ebony, closed pore lacquer finish and so much more. The piano features incredibly rare, like new one piece genuine ivory keytops, making this piano extra special. The action has been fully regulated to top concert standards and expert tone regulation has been performed to bring out the very best from this piano.