1889 Steinway Model C Concert Grand Piano #68881 – Quarter Sawn Oak
This rare, vintage Steinway & Sons Model C Semi Concert Grand Piano was manufactured at the Steinway & Sons factory in New York in 1889. This historic and very rare 88 note piano is in a Victorian style case design. Measuring an impressive 7’5″ in length this Model C is much larger than the popular Model B grand piano. It features the impressive Steinway range of tone expected from a piano of this size. The veneer on this instrument is Quarter Sawn oak and the grain pattern is clear and distinctive. We will refinish this piano in an amazingly clear, hand rubbed lacquer finish.
Model C pianos were dubbed a ‘semi concert grand’ or ‘small concert grand’ by Steinway & Sons. First manufactured between 1878 and 1905, the Steinway Model Cs continued to be produced in smaller, custom requested runs between 1906 and 1936. It is quite rare to find a Model C in concert ready condition. This Steinway Model C with its Victorian styling, rare Quarter Sawn oak veneer and true Steinway tone is sure to be the musical centerpiece of any venue it is placed in! (Also pictured is a finished Steinway Model B, showing what the finished veneer will look like.) This piano is currently in the process of being fully rebuilt by the expert piano technicians here at Chupp’s Pianos.
When Completed This Piano Will Include:
- Genuine Steinway Installed Soundboard
- Genuine Steinway Installed Pinblock
- New German music wire, tuning pins
- Highest quality custom made bass strings
- New damper felts
- Refinished damper heads
- New German Renner wippens (Renner makes all Hamburg Steinway action parts)
- New Genuine Steinway hammers, shanks and flanges
- New premium key tops
- Concert Action regulation
- Concert tone-regulation
- Tuned multiple times for stability
- Premium, Closed Pore, Hand Rubbed Lacquer Finish
- Chupp’s Piano’s Warranty
Model C #68881 was refurbished and had a Genuine Steinway Soundboard installed by Steinway & Sons. (Work completed and signed by Steinway veteran Frank Urich.) This Steinway Model C Grand Piano will undergo a premium refinishing and restoration process to complete the cycle of returning this piano to its former glory.
Pre-WWII Steinway pianos are truly some of the best instruments ever crafted here in the United States. As the world began to see change, Steinway quality in both the Hamburg and New York factories remained high. This piano is no exception to that! It is currently undergoing an exacting and true restoration process that will ensure this piano regains the iconic Steinway tone that will please any pianist. Our expert technicians will fully regulate and adjust the action to ensure a perfect playing experience and the piano will undergo a full tone regulation. A premium restored Steinway Model C like this normally sells at dealers for between $65,000.00 and $85,000. We have a wide selection of premium restored Steinway & Sons pianos in our selection rooms. Contact us today for a private appointment and come play and hear our wonderful pianos. We ship nationwide![progress complete=”100″ title=”Undergoing Rebuilding + Premium Refinishing Process”]
Piano 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 have utilized these systems for years and we highly recommend you protect your priceless piano with one of these affordable systems.
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.
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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