1927 Mason & Hamlin Model BB Semi-Concert Grand Piano #36328 – Boston
Since 1854, Mason & Hamlin has represented the finest in American made musical instrument craftsmanship. Now based in Haverhill, MA, Mason & Hamlin continues the production of fine, concert level pianos. Mason & Hamlin Model BB #36328 was built at their original Boston Piano Factory in 1927. Measuring 6′ 11 1/2″ in length, this semi-concert grand piano is currently undergoing a full restoration. This exacting process includes a new solid spruce soundboard, a fully rebuilt action with new hammers, new Wessel, Nickel & Gross composite shanks and flanges and a new custom fitted hard rock pinblock for optimum stability. New premium music wire and custom copper wound bass strings will be installed. The cabinet will be refinished in a closed pore, hand rubbed satin ebony.
“This piano has an exquisite tone, even with the cracked and repaired soundboard. We are currently in the process of fully rebuilding this piano and replacing the original board with a new, custom fitted soundboard. Due to the already beautiful tone of this piano, we expect this instrument to perform well above the average rebuilt or even new Mason & Hamlin BB on the market today.” – Dennis Chupp
This Mason & Hamlin BB features a full, warm quality of tone with a powerful bass section. The action is light with a good level of control making it a joy to play. Like other pianos built by Mason & Hamlin, this instrument includes several features that contribute to its powerful sound and lasting durability. The full perimeter cast iron plate spans from each side of the cabinet ensuring the highest level of stability. The Tension Resonator underneath the piano locks the uncommonly thick hard rock maple rim into its permanent shape which helps the soundboard retain its crown.
Compared to the similar Steinway & Sons Model B, Mason & Hamlin BB Grands measure approx. four inches wider. This allows for a much greater soundboard area and a powerful, full tone. Mason & Hamlin Grand Pianos feature an inherent a tonal quality and touch all their own. Due to their powerful bass sections, many Mason & Hamlin pianos sound larger than their actual size and being ‘overbuilt’ allows them to perform well under consistent use. Pianos from the company’s Boston era are considered to be the finest ever produced. A properly prepped Mason can easily go toe to toe with similar Steinway & Sons instruments at a reasonable price point. Which one will you prefer? Comparing them in person is the only way to find out!
Full Restoration Will Include
- New solid spruce soundboard
- New custom fitted Durablock pinblock
- New German music wire, tuning pins
- Premium custom soft copper wound bass strings
- New damper felts
- Refinished natural damper heads
- New Wessel, Nickel & Gross Advanced Composite Wippens
- New WNG Epoxy Carbon Fiber Shanks
- New Abel Natural Felt Hammers
- New acrylic keytop & restored sharps
- Re-bronzed and hand lettered plate
- New WNG Advanced Composite Backaction
- Full concert action regulation
- Concert level tone regulation/voicing
- Action weighed off to proper specifications
- Closed pore, hand rubbed satin ebony finish
- Currently undergoing restoration
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Mason & Hamlin Today | Quality American Craftsmanship
Today, the Mason & Hamlin name has begun to make a well-deserved comeback. Saved from financial hardship in 1996 by Burgett, Inc., Mason & Hamlin pianos have returned to their rightful place as respected concert level pianos. With the continued popularity of new Mason & Hamlin instruments, more attention is being paid to the restoration of the company’s golden era pianos. Along with Steinway & Sons, Mason & Hamlin continues to represent the best of historic craftsmanship and American made piano quality.
Founded in 1975 by Master Piano Technician Dennis Chupp, Chupp’s Piano Service, Inc. specializes in the art of piano restoration and rebuilding. Our fully rebuilt instruments grace the stages of numerous concert venues, university performance halls and the homes of private pianists across the nation. For over forty years we have proudly done our part to continue the high caliber of craftsmanship that was standard during the golden age of the piano. Our Northern Indiana rebuilding facility and showroom feature an uncommonly large selection of vintage Steinway, Mason & Hamlin and other find brands of grand pianos. We are happy to open up our facilities for private appointments that fit your schedule. [Contact us for more information or to set up a selection appointment.]
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Founded in 1975 by Master Piano Technician Dennis Chupp, Chupp's Piano Service, Inc. has been serving the piano needs of the music community around the world for over forty years. Specializing in premium restored Steinway & Sons, new Kawai and pre-owned Yamaha pianos, Chupp's Piano Service is a full-service piano business.
- Over 2,000 Vintage Steinway pianos sold.
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A family owned and operated business, Chupp’s Piano Service has the experience and dedication needed to ensure the highest caliber of work. Whether you need your piano tuned, fully rebuilt, or are in the market for your dream instrument, look no further than Chupp’s Pianos. Our premium Steinway Piano Restorations show our commitment to craftsmanship and utilize the best techniques. We are ready to serve your piano needs!
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