1906 Steinway Model A-2 Louis XV Art Case Grand Piano | #123056 – Restored
A feast for both the eyes and the ears, this Steinway & Sons Model A-2 Louis XV Art Case Grand Piano represents the finest in historic craftsmanship and artistry. Crafted in 1906 at the New York Steinway Factory, Steinway A-2 #123056 is completed in a Rococo, Louis XV style. (Officially designated as design Sketch No. 501A.) The case features delicate scrollwork and hand-carved details on every part of the piano. Covered in a delicious cut of mahogany, this 6’2″ grand piano is a stunning piece of golden era piano manufacturing and stands ready for your consideration at our Rebuilding Facility.
The design and quality of the woodworking on the instrument’s case is breathtaking. This piano features a deep, rich mahogany veneer. Historically, Steinway utilized a plainer cut of mahogany on their Louis XV style pianos, in contrast with the usually more figured walnuts. Compared to most Steinway Louis XV style pianos from this era, this cut of Mahogany is unusually well figured. The original solid brass hardware has been polished and new solid brass casters have been installed.
A new solid spruce soundboard has been carefully crafted and fitted to the case, along with a new custom fitted hard maple pinblock. The piano’s action has been fully rebuilt with new hammers, new shanks and flanges, and new German Renner Wippens. A new damper back action has been crafted. New off-white Kluge acrylic keytops have been installed and the original ebony sharps restored. The cabinet scrollwork and other detailing are in excellent condition. The elegant design of this art case piano was typical of turn of the century styling and is still as stunning today as it was a hundred years ago. This art case piano will be a unique and eye-catching musical centerpiece for any room it is placed in.
This piano commands respect both as a work of visual art and as a wonderful musical instrument. Video and audio samples coming soon.
- New solid spruce soundboard
- New custom fitted hard maple pinblock
- New Kluge acrylic keytops
- Restored ebony sharps
- New German music wire coiled to Klinke blued tuning pins
- Custom made soft copper bass strings by GC
- Re-bronzed cast iron plate
- Hand detailed raised plate lettering
- Closed pore, hand rubbed satin lacquer finish over rich Mahogany
- New damper back action
- New Larioux damper felts
- Refinished damper heads
- New dimensionally correct Renner wippens (Repetitions)
- New hard pressed, premium felt hammers, new shanks and flanges
- Action weighed off to concert level specifications for optimal down and up weight
- Concert action regulation
- Concert level tone regulation/voicing
- Tuned multiple times for stability
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Expert action and tone regulation/voicing were conducted to ensure a responsive touch and a rich quality of tone. The piano’s bass is rich and full – typical of a Model A-2. The piano’s tenor and treble section transitions well with a light, yet clear singing quality. The action’s down and up weight has been set to allow for fast repetition and responsive playing experience. We spend many extra hours beyond the industry norm to ensure the piano you receive is one that is of true concert-level quality. This Steinway & Sons Model A-2 Grand Piano is one of the finest Art Case Steinways we have available today. Chupp’s Piano Service technicians have the skills needed to complete the needed refinishing and rebuilding. We specialize in premium Steinway piano restoration and our work is of the utmost caliber to ensure this fine instrument returns to its former glory. This art case piano will be fully rebuilt to premium concert standards and is sure to please any discerning concert pianist.
“A Steinway rebuilt by Chupp’s Piano Service is worthy of the world’s greatest artists and most prestigious stages. But above all it is worthy of the name Steinway.”
– Dr. John Mortensen, Steinway Artist
The Finest in Art Case Steinway Grand Pianos – Historic Quality
Steinway & Sons Model A Grand Pianos are among the most beloved pianos ever built by the famed company. Built during the golden age of Steinway piano manufacturing, this Louis XV style art case instrument is a testament to the craftsmanship that was once standard in the piano industry.
Here at Chupp’s Piano Service, we are proud to carry on that tradition of exacting quality. We have a large selection of Steinway grand pianos for sale in both fully restored and original condition. We also feature a selection of pre-owned Yamaha and we are an authorized Kawai piano dealer. Contact us today for more information and to set up a private selection appointment. [Toll-free: 1-888-831-5820.]
The legendary Steinway Model A is one of the most popular pianos ever built by Steinway & Sons. They have become the preferred choice of numerous professional musicians, recording studios and performance venues. The Model A, Style II measures 6’2″ in length which ensures a near-perfect balance of manageable size and powerful performance. Turn of the century Steinway Grand Pianos are a great example of the historic quality of work Steinway craftsmen are known for. Even as the world began to change, Steinway quality remained high. It truly was a golden age for pianos!
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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.
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The Chupp's Pianos DifferenceA 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 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!