Steinway & Sons Model A3 Grand Piano | Ready to Restore Condition – African Flame Mahogany
Considered one of the finest scale designs ever produced by Steinway & Sons, the Model A-3 Grand Piano has become the preferred choice of numerous high-level pianists and technicians. Steinway Model A-3 #186423 was built in 1917 at the New York Steinway Factory. The A-3 design is the pinnacle of Steinway’s Parlor Grand development. Crafted only for a select number of years amid the ‘golden age’ of piano manufacturing, this instrument is in very good ‘ready to restore’ condition. This instrument is currently undergoing a full restoration process to return it to a concert level status.
The Model A-3 was first made in 1913 and these instruments measure 6’4 1/2″ in length making them substantially larger than their Model A-1 or A-2 brethren. (The recently re-introduced Model A is the smaller 6’2″ Model A-2 design.) Extra length combined with an advanced scale design make these rare instruments highly prized and comparable to a larger Steinway Model B. Model A-3 #186423 features a modern styled square arm cabinet covered with a beautiful veneer of African Flame Mahogany. Richly and consistently figured, this wood is highly prized for its rarity and looks. The case rests on window pane, spade legs with nickel plated casters which match the rest of the piano’s nickel hardware.
We evaluated this piano and found it to be in very good overall structural condition. The cabinet is solid and the Mahogany veneer is still well attached. The soundboard was repaired sometime in the past utilizing shims and the plate has been re-bronzed and lettered. The piano’s keyboard includes the original ivory keytops which are currently undergoing restoration. Steinway Model A3 #186423 was found to be a great candidate for a full restoration and will be a shining example of golden era Steinway quality once rebuilding work is completed. When properly rebuilt this instrument will be of true, concert-level quality and responsiveness and will be suitable for the most advanced artists. Below is what a full restoration will entail;
Belly Work | Plate, Soundboard, Pinblock & Strings
- Install new solid spruce soundboard
- 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
- Refinish 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 Cabinet Refinishing
- Refinish cabinet in a closed pore, hand rubbed satin or semi-satin finish.
- Cabinet will be finished in either satin ebony or mahogany
- Restore any missing or damaged veneer
- Re-plate original nickel hardware
- Apply appropriate decals to fallboard, etc.
- [Contact us for additional information.]
High Caliber Craftsmanship | Inspiring Results
Considered to be the ‘golden age’ of piano manufacturing, the pre-WWII era saw hundreds of piano makers competing to provide their clients with the very finest instruments possible. Leading that way was Steinway & Sons. Vintage Steinway pianos are considered by many to be the highest level of pianos ever made. Here at Chupp’s Piano Service, we are proud to do our part to continue that legacy of craftsmanship. Founded in 1975 by Master Piano Technician Dennis Chupp, we have focused on the rebuilding of concert level instruments for over forty years. Our team of piano technicians and rebuilders are experts at tailoring each of our premium rebuilt pianos to meet your specific tastes and playing preferences.
We truly believe that when you play our rebuilt pianos that the quality of our craftsmanship, speaks for itself. Pianos are meant to inspire and we have found that the art of piano rebuilding is true art you can hear, see and feel! Once fully rebuilt, this fine instrument will embody the excellent value, performance, and quality expected of a vintage Steinway grand piano.
Contact us today for a private selection appointment by emailing us or calling us at 1-888-831-5820. We invite you to tour our Northern Indiana rebuilding facility to view our work and to visit our piano showroom to play our finished and original condition pianos. We feature a selection of Steinway Grand Pianos that is uncommonly large alongside vintage Mason & Hamlin, pre-owned Yamaha and new Kawai pianos. We look forward to answering any questions you might have and helping you find the piano of your dreams!
Chupp’s Piano Service | Restored Steinway Pianos | Vintage Mason & Hamlin | New Kawai Pianos
Steinway & Sons
Over Four Decades of Expert Piano Service
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.
- Multiple pianos provided to concert venues and universities.
- Wide selection of premium restored Steinway grand pianos.
- Piano moving, concert level regulating, piano tuning and more.
The Chupp's Pianos Difference
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!
For more information contact us today. We are happy to assist!