1894 Steinway & Sons Model C Semi-Concert Grand Piano | #81103
Steinway & Sons Model C Semi-Grand Pianos measure approx 7’5″ in length and are among the rarest of the larger Steinway Grand Pianos. Considered a ‘semi-concert grand, these instruments were first produced in New York between 1878 and 1905. These pianos continued to be produced in smaller, custom requested runs between 1906 and 1936 and they are still manufactured at the Hamburg Steinway Factory. Steinway Model C #81103 was crafted in 1894 at the New York Steinway Factory. This rare, Art Case instrument features a round arm cabinet design with double narrow moldings around the case. The cabinet is a rare Empire-style Art Case cabinet that paved the way for the modern-day Sketch 380 design that sets the standard for Steinway pianos to this day. At the time, the standard grand piano built by Steinway was in keeping with the late Victorian design sensibilities of the time. It is easy to imagine the impact this ‘modern’ style would have had when compared to standard pianos of its day! This Empire Steinway Model C is covered in a rich cut of African Flame Mahogany and has been expertly brought to life with a close pore, hand-rubbed satin ebony lacquer. This contrasts beautifully with the re-plated, original nickel hardware. This historic, vintage piano stands ready to sing the next part of its story.
The cast iron plate has been re-bronzed and the raised lettering has been carefully hand-detailed. This is an absolutely stunning vintage instrument and it will surely be the centerpiece of any room it is placed in. The Empire-style Art Case design is a rare and exciting part of Steinway company history. This angular, geometric design would pave the way for what people expect a modern grand piano to look like. The late 19th, early 20th centuries is the time that Steinway truly cemented itself as the world’s premier piano builder. Today, the Empire design is a true rarity. This piano is a true example of the golden age of piano craftsmanship and is an instrument of true, concert-level quality. The bold, commanding structure of this piano is matched by a powerful, Steinway quality of tone.
- New solid spruce soundboard & bridge caps
- New custom fitted hard maple pinblock
- New Renner wippens [repititions]
- New hammers, shanks & flanges
- New Kluge by Steinway keyboard
- New Renner Back Action
- New German music wire, tuning pins
- Highest quality custom made bass strings
- Re-bronzed cast iron plate
- Hand detailed raised plate lettering
- African Flame Mahogany cabinet
- Closed pore, hand rubbed satin lacquer finish
- Rare Empire-style art case cabinet
- New damper felts, Refinished damper heads
- Action weighed off to custom specifications
- Concert action regulation
- Concert level tone regulation
A HISTORIC MUSICAL INSTRUMENT | EXPERT RESTORED
This fully rebuilt and refinished Steinway Model C Concert Grand 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 roaring 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 piano rebuilding facility and showroom feature an uncommonly large selection of original condition and fully restored art case Steinway pianos for you to select from today.
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Over Four Decades of Expert Piano ServiceFounded 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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The Chupp's Pianos DifferenceA family-owned and operated business, Chupp’s Piano Service, Inc. 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! For more information contact us today. We are happy to assist!
Steinway Model D Concert Grand Pianos are the standard by which other concert pianos are judged. This very rare and stunningly gorgeous Rosewood Steinway & Sons D #52626 was manufactured in 1884 at the New York Steinway factory. Fully restored, this piano features a new solid spruce soundboard, fully rebuilt action, original ivory keytops and much more. This piano's art case cabinet is in a figured Brazilian Rosewood veneer that is sure to make it a visual and musical centerpiece in any room it is placed in. Measuring just under nine feet in length, this concert grand piano is a fine example of golden era piano craftsmanship. Includes the original matching stool. This piano has been sold.
A beautiful example of Steinway & Sons' legendary craftsmanship, this fully restored Model D Concert Grand Piano possesses all of the qualities expected of a performance level concert grand. Measuring in at just under nine feet in length, this unique piano has undergone a premium rebuilding process. Featuring a Western Red Cedar Soundboard, this instrument was crafted during Steinway's 'golden era' of high quality and innovation. This piano features an incredible sound and a fully regulated, expressive, responsive action. There is a reason that over 90% of concert pianists continue to choose to perform on Steinway instruments. Pictured with an optional Jansen Adjustable Artists Bench. This piano was selected for Cedarville University in Ohio by Steinway Artist Dr. John Mortensen.
This fully restored, concert ready Steinway & Sons Model D Grand Piano features legendary Steinway quality tone and a smooth, fully regulated action. Features a new solid spruce soundboard, a new custom fitted pinblock, a fully rebuilt action and much more. This instrument is perfect for your home or high-level professional setting. This is one of several vintage Model D Concert Grands that we have recently had the pleasure of fully rebuilding.
This stunning Steinway & Sons Model A, Style III Grand Piano is a unique and powerful instrument. This fully rebuilt piano features an African Flame Mahogany cabinet and a wonderfully broad range of tone. This vintage instrument features a new solid spruce soundboard, a new custom fitted pinblock, a fully rebuilt action with German Renner parts and much more. The piano's action has been fully regulated and concert level tone regulation has been performed for Steinway quality tone and touch. This piano has undergone a full Chupp's Piano Service restoration and is sure to be the musical centerpiece of any room it is placed in. This piano has been sold to a client in Massachusetts.[Contact us today for additional information.]
Mason & Hamlin Model AA #34630 was built in 1926 at the company's factory in Boston. Measuring 6'2" in length, this instrument is a living example of 'golden age' piano craftsmanship. Featuring an expertly refinished satin ebony cabinet, a fully rebuilt action, and a new solid spruce soundboard, this instrument features a full, powerful tone and a responsive touch. This piano is one of several concert level Mason & Hamlin Grands we have available today. Pictured with an optional Jansen Artist Bench. This piano has been sold to a client in Indianapolis, Indiana. [Interested in a restored Mason & Hamlin Model AA? View #41019 here. ]
Square Grand Pianos are an important part of modern piano development. Square Grands were incredibly popular during the 18th and 19th centuries and a vast number of them were sold. Mechanically different than modern pianos of today, these instruments contributed a number of advancements that are still in use today. Steinway Square #41991 was delivered to a Brooklyn, New York client in 1880. Fully restored and refinished, this rosewood piano is a wonderful living example of an important piece in the development of today's modern instruments. This piano was sold to a client in Georgia. If you are interested in a square grand piano like this, please get in touch with us today.
Crafted in 1925 at the New York Steinway factory, Steinway & Sons Model B #237578 measures 6'11" in length. This ‘music room grand' piano features a Steinway & Sons Factory soundboard and hard maple pinblock in phenomenal condition. This piano underwent a full restoration which included a fully rebuilt action, a refinished cabinet and so much more. Pictured with an optional Jansen Artist Duet Bench. This piano has been sold.
This Steinway & Sons Model A, Style II Grand Piano is in an expertly crafted Louis XV Rococo case style. The art case cabinet is in a beautiful cut of mahogany with a richly detailed grain. Built during the golden era of Steinway Factory quality, this rare 6'2" instrument has undergone an extensive piano restoration process. Featuring a stunning art case/crown jewel style cabinet, a new solid spruce soundboard, custom fitted hard maple pinblock and a fully rebuilt action, this instrument is of concert-level quality. The piano’s action has been fully regulated and tone regulation has been performed. This piano truly is a work of art both visually and as a world-class musical instrument. [Get in touch with us to set up an appointment to see and play this piano for yourself.] This piano will include a matching, vintage Steinway Louis XV Style hard-top bench.
This Steinway & Sons Model B Grand Piano is a fine example of vintage New York Steinway Factory quality! Refinished in a rich satin ebony lacquer, Model B #216066 features a new solid spruce soundboard, a new custom fitted hard rock maple pinblock, a fully rebuilt all German Renner action and much more. Boasting a clear, rich quality of tone, combined with a buttery, responsive touch, this fully rebuilt instrument is suitable for any concert pianist, institution or performance venue. Visit us to discover why many consider the vintage Model B to be the 'perfect piano.' Get in contact with us today for additional information about this or any other piano we have in our showroom. This piano has been sold to a client in Troy, Ohio.
Steinway & Sons Model M #247097 was built at the New York Steinway Factory in 1926. Measuring 5’7″ in length this wonderful ‘baby grand’ is a living example of historic Steinway quality. This piano has been fully rebuilt to top concert standards. Featuring an expertly refinished cabinet, new keytops, a fully rebuilt action, a new pinblock and a new solid spruce soundboard, this instrument stands as a wonderful testament to the true golden era of Steinway piano craftsmanship. Pictured with an optional Jansen Artist Bench. [Contact us today for more about this instrument.] This piano has been sold.