1915 Steinway Model A-III Louis XV Grand Piano | #172105 – Ready to Restore
The Steinway Model A was first introduced in 1878 and this Model A-3 is considered to the pinnacle of this model’s design. These parlor grand pianos measure 6′ 4 1/2″ in length, larger than the Model A Grands built today. The large ‘Stretch A’ Model A-III grand is no longer in production by Steinway. [Reliable rumors indicate that it was discontinued due to it competing with the more expensive Model B.]
Crafted in 1915 at the New York Steinway Factory, Steinway Model A-III #172105 features a Rococo, Louis XV Style Art Case cabinet. The case features delicate scrollwork and hand-carved details on every part of the piano. Covered in a rich cut of mahogany, this grand piano is a stunning piece of golden era piano manufacturing and stands ready for your consideration at our Rebuilding Facility. The piano, as it sits, was partially restored some years ago. The price listed is a pre-restoration price. In order to offer our customers as many options as possible, we are currently offering the chance to choose the extensiveness of the restoration. With the finish currently in good condition, do you wish to retain it? What action parts do you prefer? The choice is yours!
A full restoration will include a fully rebuilt belly, a new customized action, and the art case cabinet can be refinished in a closed pore lacquer. The piano is in overall very good structural condition and is an excellent candidate to undergo a full rebuilding process. It is sure to be the musical centerpiece of any room it is placed in. Contact us today to learn more about what the premium rebuilding process would entail and to receive a custom price quote. Here is a list of work we recommend having done to this Steinway Model A-III;
Belly Work | Plate, Soundboard, Pinblock & Strings
- New solid spruce soundboard & bridges
- Install new custom fitted pinblock
- New high-quality music wire & tuning pins
- Premium quality custom manufactured bass strings
- Install new damper felts
- Refinish original damper heads
- Restore and regulate damper back action
- Restore & polish original ivory keytops
- Re-bronze and hand letter cast iron plate
- Tune multiple times for optimum stability
Action Rebuilding & Concert Regulation
- Rebuild & restore action with highest quality select parts
- Complete extensive action regulation
- Execute concert level tone regulation/voicing
- Weigh-off action to Steinway specifications
Premium Lacquer Refinishing – OPTIONAL
- Refinish art case cabinet in a closed pore, hand-rubbed finish
- Restore any missing or damaged veneer
- Affix fallboard logo decal
- Restore original brass hardware
The True Golden Era of Piano Building – Restored
Turn of the century Steinway & Sons grand pianos are a testament to the high quality that was standard at the New York and Hamburg factories during the era. This dedication to innovation and high standards is what has made the Steinway name legendary. An incredibly high level of woodworking skill and overall craftsmanship is evident in every vintage Steinway. Luxurious woods and detailed hand carvings speak of elegance and an uncommonly superior standard of work.
Since 1975 Chupp’s Piano Service, Inc. has been specializing in the premium restoration of fine grand pianos. With a special focus on vintage Steinway & Sons instruments, we have honed our craft to ensure the very finest in quality. We are confident that any one of our premium restored or ready to restore Steinway & Sons pianos will satisfy even the most discriminating of artists. Vintage Steinways are highly prized by many – for good reason. We are ready to assist you in locating the piano that you have been dreaming of! Don’t live near us? We regularly work with clients from across the continent, ensuring their instrument is tailored just for them. Contact us if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment to see our facilities and the world-class pianos we have in stock.
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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.
- 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 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!