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Victorian Steinway Model B ‘Parlor Grand’ Piano | Satin Ebony –  Restored  & Refinished #87751

First introduced in 1878, the Steinway Model B has come to be known as the ‘perfect piano.’ Long a favorite of concert pianists, these ‘seven-foot’ grands offer a wonderful range of tone and precise, responsive actions. This vintage Steinway & Sons Model B Grand Piano was crafted in 1896, during the golden age of Steinway Factory quality. This rare, Victorian style instrument features a round arm art case design with double narrow moldings around the case, a detailed figured music desk with ‘new style’ fretwork, hand-carved Victorian flowerpot style legs with hidden casters and a large box pedal lyre with carved pillars. The cabinet has been expertly refinished in a closed pore, hand rubbed satin ebony lacquer. This contrasts beautifully with the re-plated, original nickel hardware. Steinway Model B #87751 speaks of the luxury and elegance of a bygone era. This art case instrument is not just a work of visual art, it is also a piano worthy of any performance stage.

 

The piano’s action has been rebuilt with the finest quality parts including new German Renner wippens and genuine Steinway hammers and new shanks and flanges. A new custom crafted keyset has been installed with new German Kluge style keytops. The original ebony sharps have been sanded and polished for a consistent feel across the keyboard. Our piano technicians have completed extensive action and tone regulation to bring out a responsive touch and the iconic, Steinway tone. The original damper heads have been refinished and new damper felts have been installed. The damper back action and pedal system have been fully restored. New premium German music wire and custom copper wound bass strings have been fitted to blued tuning pins. These are driven into a new, custom-fitted pinblock. A new solid spruce soundboard has been installed for optimum stability and quality of tone.

The cast iron plate has been re-bronzed and the raised lettering has been carefully hand detailed. This is an absolutely stunning vintage instrument that will be the centerpiece of any room it is placed in. It is hard to believe that art case Steinway Grand Pianos of this style were the ‘norm’ during the period in which this piano was built! The late 19th, early 20th century is the time that Steinway truly cemented themselves as the premiere piano builder. Today, if you want a new piano of a similar style, it must be special ordered at exorbitant cost. This piano is a true example of the golden age of piano craftsmanship

“The Instrument of the Immortals.”

Restoration Includes;

  • New solid spruce soundboard & bridge caps
  • New custom fitted hard maple pinblock
  • New German Renner wippens [repititions]
  • New Steinway hammers, new shanks & flanges
  • New custom keyset
  • New premium Kluge style keytops
  • New German music wire, tuning pins
  • Highest quality custom bass strings
  • Re-bronzed cast iron plate
  • Hand detailed raised plate lettering
  • Closed pore, hand rubbed satin lacquer finish
  • Rare Victorian-style art case cabinet
  • New damper felts, Refinished damper heads
  • Action weighed off to Steinway specifications
  • Concert action regulation
  • Concert level tone regulation
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A Historic Musical Instrument | Expert Restored

This fully rebuilt and refinished Steinway Model B is a wonderful example of the high quality that was standard during the golden age of piano manufacturing. This instrument features a wide tonal range with a rich bass supporting a bell-like treble section. The action is very quick and responsive, allowing the artist unparalleled control. This piano is truly worthy of bearing the Steinway name! Pre-WWII Steinway Pianos are considered to be some of the finest musical instruments ever produced. This dedication to high quality and innovation was what made the Steinway company a leader in the piano industry.

We are proud to carry on the tradition of lasting craftsmanship here at Chupp’s Piano Service. We are a full-service piano business located in the heart of Northern Indiana and we specialize in the full rebuilding of vintage Steinway Grand Pianos. We do not simply refinish the cabinet and change parts. We have the education, experience, and dedication required to truly re-manufacture these historic musical instruments. We spend many hours beyond the industry norm performing expert action and tone regulation to ensure a concert level playing experience. Our work has become the preferred choice of numerous concert venues, universities, and professional pianists. Our showroom features an uncommonly large selection of original condition and fully restored art case Steinway pianos for you to select from today.

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Additional Piano Services

Piano Life Saver System Installation.

Chupp’s Piano Service is an authorized and recommended installer for the Piano Life Saver System from Dampp Chaser. This advanced system is a combined humidifier and de-humidifier. The Piano Life Saver constantly monitors the humidity level and makes micro adjustments to ensure a stable environment for your prized instrument. We feel these systems can be essential, especially for pianos that are subjected to institutional level use. Here at Chupp’s Piano Service, we have utilized these systems for years and we highly recommend you protect your priceless piano with one of these affordable systems.

Jansen Artist Benches

We are pleased to carry Jansen Artist Piano Benches, truly the highest quality benches available today. Constructed out of the finest materials here in the United States, you will not find a higher quality, more durable product. We can provide you with a bench that matches your piano with multiple leg styles and a wide selection of finishes. These benches come with either a high-quality vinyl top or premium leather upholstery.

QRS PNOmation III Player Piano Systems

We proudly offer the PNOmation III Player Piano System, the latest in player piano advancement. This system stores the music onboard, which eliminates the need for unsightly control boxes and stacks of discs. These systems are controlled by any WiFi capable device and are virtually invisible when installed on your piano! The PNOmation system stores a vast music library featuring music from artists ranging from Elton John to Sergei Rachmaninoff. We have worked with many of the systems on the market today and stand behind QRS’ quality. The new PNOmation III is the system we recommend to our clients! [Click here to see this amazing system in action!]

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Custom Action Regulation

Our piano technicians are true experts in the art of action and tone regulation. We can adjust the action to ensure that it meets your personal playing preferences. We can utilize Genuine Steinway, German Renner or any other quality action parts you wish to use. Whether you desire a light or heavy touch or a bright or more mellow tone, we can craft the playing experience that is right for you. [Learn more about the process here.]

Cross Country Piano Moving/Delivery

Moving a piano requires expert care and attention to detail. With a typical piano weighing hundreds of pounds, it is essential that you hire experts to move your prized instrument. Chupp’s Piano Moving utilizes specialized equipment to ensure your piano is moved safely and securely. Unlike regular furniture movers, we are piano professionals that understand how to safely and quickly move your piano. We partner with the most trusted movers in the industry to ensure you receive your dream piano no matter where you live!Victorian Art Case Style Grand Piano | Steinway & Sons Model B - Chupp's Piano Service

 

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Get in contact with us about this Victorian Steinway Model B by using the form below or calling 574-831-5820. [Toll-free 888-831-5820.]

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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, 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 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 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!

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