Steinway & Sons Model A-3 Grand Piano #268090 | Ebony – Ready to Restore
The Steinway Model A-3 Grand Piano is often nicknamed the ‘stretch A’ due to its larger size. Measuring in at 6′ 4 1/2″ in length, these pianos are substantially larger than their Model A-1 or A-2 brethren. The Steinway Model A was first introduced in 1878 and this Model A-3 is considered to the pinnacle of this piano’s design. These parlor grand pianos produce a sound full of power and they have a wonderful, wide tonal range. 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.]
A Composer’s Piano – Heinz Roemheld
Steinway Model A #268090 was built at the New York Steinway Factory in 1929 and has a rich history. Purchased and owned by film composer Heinz Roemheld, this piano served as his personal instrument. Roemheld was a prolific film composer who worked on hundreds of films both credited and uncredited. In 1942 Roemheld won the Academy Award for Best Original Music Score for his soundtrack for ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy.’ (Star James Cagney won the Oscar for Best Actor for the same picture.) Roemheld wrote score pieces for ‘Gone with the Wind’ and the soundtrack for the Orson Welles’ film ‘The Lady From Shanghai.’ One of his most enduring works was the song ‘Ruby’ from the 1952 picture ‘Ruby Gentry’ starring Jennifer Jones and Charlton Heston.
This Steinway Grand Piano was kept in the Roemheld family until it was purchased by us and includes a letter of authenticity that has been graciously provided by the family. This is an instrument with significant music and film provenance and will be a true concert level instrument once fully restored. In overall good condition, this piano is in need of restoration work. We recommend that you consider the restoration of both the piano’s action and the ‘belly.’ (Soundboard, pinblock, strings, etc.) The finish is presentable and refinishing is up to your preference. The Steinway A-3 is among our favorite scale designs due to its powerful bass and balanced overall tone. This piano is listed at $12,000.00. If you decide to purchase this piano and have us rebuild it, we will discount the purchase price of the piano to $8,975.00. The extensiveness of this piano rebuilding work can be tailored to fit your specific budget and needs and you may contact us for a rebuilding price quote. This piano is one of several ‘ready to restore’ Steinway pianos we have for sale today. Below is a list of restoration work available as options to you.
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
- Install new Kluge 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.]
Specializing In The Art of Piano Rebuilding For Over Four Decades
Contact us today for an appointment and pay a visit to our rebuilding facility and showroom to see and play this piano for yourself. Our facilities feature an uncommonly large selection of original condition and fully rebuilt Steinway & Sons pianos. We are also an authorized Kawai piano dealer and our showroom features a selection of pre-owned Yamaha instruments as well. You may email us or call us at 1-574-831-5820. [Toll-free: 888-831-5820.] We are glad to open up our shop for private selection appointments to accommodate your schedule.
Founded in 1975 by Master Piano Technician Dennis Chupp, Chupp’s Piano Service, Inc. is proud to specialize in the fine art of vintage piano rebuilding and restoration. The pianos we restore have become the preferred choice of numerous concert venues, performance halls and high-level musicians around the world. Our restoration work is always completed with the piano as musical instrument foremost in mind. Care is taken during every step of the rebuilding process to ensure the very finest quality of tone, lush bass sections and a touch that results in effortless playing.
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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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