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1908 Steinway Model B Grand Piano #130490 – Circassian Walnut – Restored

Long considered to be among the world’s most perfect pianos, the Steinway & Sons Model B continues to be the preferred piano for numerous concert artists, institutions, and piano aficionados. Measuring 6’11” in length, these powerful pianos exhibit the very best of quality craftsmanship and piano design. Steinway Model B Grand Pianos are a common and welcome sight in countless performance and highest level practice environments. Weighing an impressive 760 pounds these pianos boast a large soundboard area for a full, powerful sound – yet they do not take up as much room as a larger Semi-Concert C or Concert Model D.

Manufactured during the height of the piano industry’s ‘golden age’, Steinway Model B #130490 has undergone an exacting rebuilding process to return it to its rightful, concert-ready status. The piano’s action has been fully rebuilt with new, highest quality parts. This includes German Renner wippens and new New York Steinway hammers and German Renner shanks, and flanges. The action has been fully regulated and voiced by our technicians. New premium music wire and custom copper wound bass strings have been coiled to blued Klinke tuning pins. A new custom fitted pinblock made of hard rock maple has been installed as well as a new close-grained, solid spruce soundboard for optimum quality of tone.

 

The massive cast iron plate, the backbone of the piano, has been expertly re-bronzed and hand-lettered. This piano features an extremely rare Circassian Walnut cabinet with a deep, beautiful grain pattern. This wood is very popular due to the distinctive and elegant look. Used extensively in the past for everything from furniture to gun stocks, this wood has seen a decrease in supply and is quite rare to find in use today. The cabinet has been expertly refinished in a closed pore, hand-rubbed lacquer. The original solid brass hardware has been expertly restored and contrasts beautifully against the rich, natural wood cabinet. Combining visual beauty with an awe-inspiring quality of tone, this Steinway Model B truly lives up to the nickname of ‘the perfect piano.’

Steinway Model B #130490 features a warm and clear tone with a dark bass section, combined with a sought-after clarity in the tenor and treble. The piano’s action has been weighed off to correct, concert standards. This ensures a responsive, performance level touch. Expert regulation and voicing have been completed by our piano technicians to ensure that this piano performs at the level expected of a piano bearing the name of ‘Steinway.’ This is among the very best looking and sounding Model B grand pianos we have available at our facilities today.

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FULL RESTORATION INCLUDES

  • New custom fitted solid spruce soundboard
  • New hard rock maple pinblock
  • New Mapes International Gold music wire
  • Klinke Diamond blued tuning pins
  • Premium quality custom made soft copper bass strings
  • New damper felts & refinished damper heads
  • New premium keytops & restored ebony sharps
  • Fully restored damper back action
  • New German Renner wippens,
  • New New York Steinway hammers
  • New German Renner shanks & flanges
  • Premium closed pore, hand-rubbed cabinet finish
  • Art Case/Crown Jewel Circassian Walnut Cabinet
  • Restored original brass hardware
  • Re-bronzed and hand-lettered original plate
  • Plate floated to obtain proper down bearing
  • Full concert action regulation
  • Concert level tone regulation/voicing
  • Action weighed off to concert specifications

The Highest In Quality | Vintage Steinway & Sons Restoration

‘Golden age’ Steinway & Sons Grand Pianos have become the preferred choice of countless concert pianists, recording artists, and piano aficionados around the world. WWII era Steinway pianos are the epitome of the craftsmanship that has made the Steinway name so legendary. Craftsmen had access to the very finest materials and intense competition drove them to create the best pianos possible. 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 and are dedicated to carrying on the longstanding workmanship of the piano industry.

“A Steinway rebuilt by Chupp’s Piano Service is worthy of the world’s greatest artists and most prestigious stages. But above all it is worthy of the name Steinway.”

Dr. John Mortensen, Steinway Artist

Vintage Steinway & Sons Grand Pianos continue to be prized by top artists and piano aficionados for their incredible tone and historic quality. Our rebuilding facility and piano showroom feature an uncommonly large number of original condition and fully restored Steinway, Mason & Hamlin, and other pianos from other fine makers. 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.]

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    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.
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