Steinway Style 1 (New) Square Grand Piano | Brazilian Rosewood – Restored
Square Grand Pianos are an important part of modern piano development. Square Grands were incredibly popular during the 18th and 19th centuries and a vast number of them were sold. Mechanically different than modern pianos of today, Square Grands helped to contribute a number of advancements that are still in use. By the time Steinway began production of their first pianos in 1853, the Square was one of, if not the most popular style on the market. These pianos were commonly found in living rooms around the world and provided countless hours of musical enjoyment.
The History of Steinway Square #41991
Steinway & Sons specialized in the construction of these ‘box grands’ during their early days in business. [The first Steinway & Sons piano produced for sale was a Square Grand.] They continued production of these pianos until ending manufacturing in 1890 due to the increasing popularity of what we consider to be the modern piano. Steinway Square Grand Style 1 (New) #41991 was sold to a Mrs. J.L. Mollenhauer in Brooklyn, New York on June 9th 1880. According to a personal letter from the late Henry Z. Steinway, what was considered ‘new’ was the jump to a 7 1/3rd [or 1/4th] octave design in place of a 7 octave one.
The piano’s heavily built cabinet is veneered in a figured Brazilian Rosewood which amazingly, was standard for the time. Steinway eventually ceased ‘regular’ production of Rosewood grand pianos in 1890 and moved them to special order only. One of the largest of Steinway’s square grands, this piano was manufactured during the waning years of this style of instrument. Therefore it is a good example of the peak of Square Grand Piano design. Steinway #41991 has been fully restored and refinished and is a wonderful piece of historic piano development.
The art case hand-carved cabinet is in typical Victorian styling and has been expertly refinished in a closed pore, hand rubbed semi-gloss lacquer. This time-intensive process has ensured that the rare Rosewood veneer’s beautiful grain comes alive. The curved serpentine legs and pedal lyre are heavily detailed. The original ivory keytops have been restored and are in immaculate condition. The piano’s soundboard has been restored and new strings installed. The unique action and damper mechanism has been fully restored.
Square Grands | Historic Instruments
Square Grand Pianos are very different both in appearance and in their function when compared to a mature/modern piano. The touch and mechanical function is far different and has a ‘vintage’ quality that is inherent to the piano’s design. The action is light and easy to the touch, yet less controllable than a modern piano action. Due to this, we recommend Square Grand Pianos as more of a conversation and historic display piece. That said, this particular restored piano is one of the better sounding and playing Steinway Square Grands that we have seen. This is due to its large size, relatively late original build date and the quality of the original and later rebuilding work. This piano was sold to a client in Georgia. Interested in a vintage art case grand piano? Contact us today for more information.
Four Decades of Experience | The Finest In Restored Steinway Pianos
With over forty years of experience, Chupp’s Pianos specializes in the full restoration and rebuilding of vintage Steinway & Sons pianos. Our premium restored Steinway and other vintage makes of instruments have become the preferred choice of many concert pianists, concert venues and universities across the country. You are invited to visit us and tour our rebuilding facility and play our rebuilt Steinways for yourself. We are also an authorized Kawai piano dealer. Our instruments are priced very reasonably and the quality of our work is of the utmost caliber. We are very flexible and can set up a private selection appointment to fit your schedule. Contact us today to set up a private appointment to play our pianos and tour our facilities for yourself. We are sure that the quality of our work speaks for itself! Email us or call our office at 574-831-5280. [Toll-free: 888-831-5820.]
Chupp’s Piano Service, Inc. | Restored Steinway Pianos | Premium Level Piano Rebuilding
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Over Four Decades of Expert Piano ServiceFounded 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, vintage Mason & Hamlin and pre-owned Yamaha pianos, Chupp's Piano Service is a full-service piano business.
- Over 2,000 Vintage Steinway pianos sold.
- Multiple pianos provided to concert venues and universities.
- A wide selection of premium restored Steinway grand pianos for sale.
- Full piano restoration services
- Piano moving, concert-level regulation, piano tuning, and more.
The Chupp's Pianos DifferenceA family-owned and operated business, Chupp’s Piano Service, Inc. 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 to purchase 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! For more information contact us today. We are happy to assist!
SOLD: 1930 Steinway Model D Concert Grand Piano | Ebony – Restored
A beautiful example of Steinway & Sons' legendary craftsmanship, this fully restored Model D Concert Grand Piano possesses all of the qualities expected of a performance level concert grand. Measuring in at just under nine feet in length, this unique piano has undergone a premium rebuilding process. Featuring a Western Red Cedar Soundboard, this instrument was crafted during Steinway's 'golden era' of high quality and innovation. This piano features an incredible sound and a fully regulated, expressive, responsive action. There is a reason that over 90% of concert pianists continue to choose to perform on Steinway instruments. Pictured with an optional Jansen Adjustable Artists Bench. This piano was selected for Cedarville University in Ohio by Steinway Artist Dr. John Mortensen.
SOLD: 1932 Steinway Model D Concert Grand Piano | Ebony – Restored
This fully restored Steinway & Sons Model D Concert Grand Piano was built in 1932 at the New York Steinway Factory. This exquisite concert level instrument has undergone an exacting rebuilding process. Built during the 'golden age' of Steinway & Sons quality, this instrument is a beautiful example of Steinway's legendary quality. This nine-foot piano shows the reason that over 90% of concert pianists continue to choose Steinway. This piano features an incredible sound and a fully regulated, very responsive action. Pictured with an optional Jansen Artist Bench. [Contact us today to set up a private selection appointment.]
Sold: 1914 Steinway Hamburg Model D Grand Piano | Rosewood
This fully rebuilt Hamburg Steinway & Sons Model D Concert Grand Piano was originally manufactured in 1914. Featuring a stunning and rare Brazilian Rosewood veneer, this concert level instrument is an excellent example of golden age Steinway & Sons factory quality. This instrument was fully rebuilt and restored by Chupp's Piano Service and was sold to a private client.
SOLD: 1896 Steinway Model B Grand Piano | Carved Victorian Art Case – Ebony
Steinway Model B Grand Pianos have long been considered to be the 'perfect piano.' This wonderful art case Steinway is no exception! Steinway Model B #87751 was built in 1896, during the height of the golden era of piano manufacturing. This Victorian style parlor grand features beautiful hand carved details including flowerpot legs and a filigreed music desk. This fully rebuilt grand piano has a new solid spruce soundboard, custom fitted pinblock, Steinway action parts and much more. This exquisite, concert level grand piano is a fine example of both historic Steinway quality and the high caliber of work we do here at Chupp's Piano Service. Have questions? Get in contact with us today! Pictured with an optional Jansen Artists Bench. This piano has been sold to a client in Troy, Michigan and will have a state of the art QRS PNOmation3 Player Piano System installed.
SOLD: 1924 Steinway Model M Grand Piano | Ebony – Restored
Steinway & Sons Model M #227953 was built at the New York Steinway Factory in 1924. Measuring 5'7" in length this 'baby grand' is a living example of historic Steinway quality. Featuring an expertly refinished ebony cabinet, restored original ivory keytops, a fully rebuilt action, and a new solid spruce soundboard, this instrument is a wonderful testament to golden era Steinway craftsmanship. This piano has been fully restored and is one of the finest Model M Grand Pianos we have offered for sale in years. You will fall in love with this piano's lovely quality of tone and touch! Pictured with an optional Jansen Artist Bench. This piano was sold to a happy client in Sioux Falls, SD. [Contact us today for more about this or any other instrument.]
SOLD: 1931 Mason & Hamlin Model AA Grand Piano | Ebony – Fully Restored
Mason & Hamlin Model AA #41019 was built in 1931 at the company’s factory in Boston. Measuring 6’2″ in length, this instrument is a living example of ‘golden age’ piano craftsmanship. Featuring an expertly refinished ebony cabinet, a fully rebuilt action, and the original factory soundboard, this instrument features a full, powerful tone and a responsive touch. This piano is one of several concert level Mason & Hamlin Grands we have available today and has been fully restored. Pictured with an optional Jansen Leather Artist Bench. Give us a call at 888-831-5820 for additional information. This piano has been sold to a client in Michigan.
SOLD: 1917 Steinway Model A-3 Grand Piano | Ebony – Fully Restored
Built in 1917 at the New York Steinway & Sons Factory, Model A-3 #186423 measures 6'4 1/2" in length. Representing the finest in 'golden era' piano craftsmanship, this 'stretch A' grand piano has been fully rebuilt. The square arm cabinet has been refinished in satin ebony with a flamed mahogany inner rim. Restoration includes a new solid spruce soundboard, new custom fitted pinblock, a fully rebuilt action, a closed pore refinished cabinet and much more. Contact us today for more information on this or any other piano we have in our facility!
SOLD: 1925 Steinway Model B Grand Piano | Satin Ebony – Fully Restored
Crafted in 1925 at the New York Steinway factory, Steinway & Sons Model B #237578 measures 6'11" in length. This ‘music room grand' piano features a Steinway & Sons Factory soundboard and hard maple pinblock in phenomenal condition. This piano underwent a full restoration which included a fully rebuilt action, a refinished cabinet and so much more. Pictured with an optional Jansen Artist Duet Bench. This piano has been sold.
SOLD: 1922 Steinway Model B Grand Piano | Satin Ebony – Fully Restored
This Steinway & Sons Model B Grand Piano is a fine example of vintage New York Steinway Factory quality! Refinished in a rich satin ebony lacquer, Model B #216066 features a new solid spruce soundboard, a new custom fitted hard rock maple pinblock, a fully rebuilt all German Renner action and much more. Boasting a clear, rich quality of tone, combined with a buttery, responsive touch, this fully rebuilt instrument is suitable for any concert pianist, institution or performance venue. Visit us to discover why many consider the vintage Model B to be the 'perfect piano.' Get in contact with us today for additional information about this or any other piano we have in our showroom. This piano has been sold to a client in Troy, Ohio.
SOLD: 1927 Steinway Model L Grand Piano | Satin Ebony – Restored
A prime example of golden era piano manufacturing craftsmanship, this 1927 Steinway & Sons Model L Grand Piano underwent a full restoration. Restoration includes the preservation of the original factory soundboard, a fully rebuilt action and much more. This piano is sure to satisfy the high demands of even the most discerning pianist. Included in the picture is an optional Jansen Artists Bench in genuine leather. Interested in learning more? Get in contact with us today. This piano has been sold.