Steinway & Sons Model A-3 Grand Piano #214713 – Polished Ebony Polyester Finish – Undergoing Restoration
The Steinway Model A, Style III Grand Piano measures 6’4 1/2″ in length, substantially longer than the currently produced Model A-2. Out of all of the pianos built by Steinway, the A-3 is our favorite scale design.When properly rebuilt and regulated, these pianos are on par with even the best Steinway Model B Grands. [Click here to learn more about the Model A family.]
Steinway Model A-3 #214713 was built in 1922 at the New York Steinway & Sons Factory. This piano is currently undergoing a full restoration to return it to its full potential. The belly of the instrument will be fully rebuilt with a new solid spruce soundboard, new hard maple pinblock, new strings and more. The action will receive a full rebuild with new wippens, hammers, shanks & flanges. Full action and tone regulation will be completed to provide the finest in responsiveness and quality of sound. Lastly, a luxurious high gloss ebony polyester finish will be applied – a rarity due to its high expense and labor intensiveness. We are confident that this instrument will be suitable for any institution, performance venue or pianist.
Photos show the piano in its pre-restoration state. When completed this piano will be in ‘better than new’ condition.
Belly Work | Plate, Soundboard, Pinblock & Strings
- Install new solid spruce soundboard
- Install new custom fitted pinblock
- New high-quality music wire & Klinke blued tuning pins
- Premium quality custom manufactured bass strings
- Install new damper felts
- Refinish original damper heads
- Restore and regulate damper back action
- Install new Kluge keytops
- Refinish and hand letter cast iron plate
- Re-plate all plate bolts and screws
- 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 High Polished Ebony Polyester Finish
- Refinish cabinet in a closed pore, high polished ebony polyester finish
- Restore any missing or damaged veneer
- Re-plate original nickel hardware
- Apply appropriate decals to fallboard, etc.
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The Best of the Best – The Highest in Craftsmanship
The late 19th and early 20th century saw the ‘golden age’ of piano making reach its peak. Hundreds of piano companies competed to build the finest pianos possible. Pre-WWII era Steinway pianos are the epitome of the craftsmanship that has made the Steinway name so legendary. Here at Chupp’s Piano Service, Inc. our restoration work is focused on returning each vintage piano to a concert level of performance. For over forty years we have brought new life to a countless number of historic grand pianos. This particular Steinway Model A-3 will be a stunning example of historic Steinway & Sons factory quality.
As piano rebuilding specialists we specialize in the full restoration of vintage Steinway, Mason & Hamlin, Baldwin and other fine makes of pianos. We are also an authorized Kawai piano dealer offering Kawai grand, upright and digital pianos. Located in the heart of Northern Indiana, we are conveniently located between Chicago, Detroit, and Fort Wayne. Our work is of the finest quality and we are confident that our pianos speak for themselves! Contact us today for more information and to set up a private selection appointment. [Toll-free: 1-888-831-5820.]
“The Steinway I bought from you is a magnificent instrument. Every single detail is amazing – warm and deep tone color, sensitive pedals, and the action – the heart of the piano, is capable of creating a great diversity of timbre. My technician also speaks highly of my piano!” – – Solungga Liu, DMA – Associate Professor of Piano, Bowling Green State University
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!
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