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1930 Steinway & Sons Model D Concert Grand Piano #270927 | Satin Ebony – Fully Restored

The Steinway & Sons Model D Grand Piano is the standard by which other concert grand pianos are judged. This exquisite Steinway Model D was built in 1930, at the height of Steinway New York and Hamburg factory quality. This vintage ‘golden era’ concert instrument has been fully rebuilt by Chupp’s Piano Service. The pre-WWII era of piano manufacturing produced some of the greatest instruments ever to be crafted! The apex of Steinway piano engineering, this nine-foot grand is incredibly responsive and features a uniquely powerful sound and a wide range of tone. After playing one of our many restored Steinway Model Ds, you will understand why over 90% of concert pianists choose to play Steinways and why many universities prefer pianos of older vintage.

One of several pianos we have rebuilt to feature a unique Western Red Cedar soundboard, this piano has the power required to fill even the largest concert halls with that iconic Steinway tone. Replacing the normal spruce soundboard with this specially chosen material results in a piano with an incredibly crisp and beautiful sound. In the 1980s, Fred Drasche, head service technician at Steinway for many years told Dennis Chupp that in the 1950s, the Steinway factory produced two Model D Concert Grands with Western Red Cedar soundboards. This is a very rare opportunity to experience what one of those amazing and unique instruments sounded like! Steinway D #270927 was selected for Cedarville Univesity of Cedarville, Ohio by Steinway Artist John Mortensen.


This Model D has undergone an extensive and exacting rebuilding process to return this concert instrument to its full potential. This fully restored piano features a beautiful, satin ebony, hand rubbed lacquer finish. The original key tops have been replaced with new premium German Kluge Style key tops. The action has been rebuilt with Genuine Steinway hammers, German Renner wippens and much more. The action has been fully regulated and weighed-off to ensure the finest quality of touch. Expert tone regulation has been performed to bring out the piano's very best. This truly is a marvelous example of vintage Steinway & Sons quality!

The pre-WWII era of piano building is the preferred vintage for Steinway & Sons due to the quality of manufacturing and tone during this period of Steinway's pianos. The 'golden age' of Steinway produced some of the highest caliber of work ever seen in the piano industry. This standard-setting piano is ready for any stage or concert pianist!

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Full Restoration Work Includes:

  • New Western Red Cedar soundboard and new bridge caps
  • New custom fitted hard maple pinblock
  • New German music wire and tuning pins and
  • Premium custom made soft copper bass strings
  • New highest quality keys (key sticks)
  • New high-grade German Kluge-style plastic key tops
  • New German Renner Wippens
  • New Genuine Steinway hammers, new shanks, and flanges
  • Re-bronzed cast iron plate
  • Refinished dampers and new felts
  • Satin ebony closed pore hand rubbed lacquer finish
  • Concert action regulation
  • Full expert tone regulation
  • Action weighed off to Steinway specifications, 52 grams down weight, 30 grams up weight and at 9-10 grams friction
  • New damper back action and much more.

Here at Chupp's Piano Service we have over four decades of experience rebuilding, repairing and retailing premium restored Steinway & Sons grand pianos. Our carefully restored instruments grace the stages of fine concert venues, university stages and private homes around the world. We are very confident in our work and we have great experience in fine-tuning this pianos to fit artists' specific playing preferences and desires. We are located in the heart of Northern Indiana and our work is regularly shipped coast to coast. Contact us today with any questions or to set up a private selection appointment at our rebuilding facility and showrooms.


Restored Steinway Model D Concert Grand Pianos - Chupp's Piano Service, Specializing in Restored Steinways

The Epitome of Luxury | Hand Crafted Excellence

Vintage Steinway & Sons grand pianos are a living testament to the high quality that was standard at both the New York and Hamburg Steinway factories during this era of piano manufacturing. A dedication to innovation and high standards is what has made the Steinway name one of legend.

We continue that tradition of excellence here at Chupp's Piano Service, Inc. We are a complete, full-service piano business and have a wide selection of Steinway & Sons Model D and other sizes of pianos in stock today. This is an opportunity to purchase a golden age Steinway & Sons Concert Grand Piano for a very affordable price. Contact us today to set up a private selection appointment and play our many rebuilt Steinway pianos for yourself. Rebuilding and restoring the finest pianos continues to be our passion. When completed with the utmost care the art of piano rebuilding truly becomes, art you can feel.

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Additional Services

Piano Saver System Installation.

Chupp's Piano Service is an authorized 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. Here at Chupp's Pianos 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.

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

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 movers, we are piano professionals that understand how to safely and quickly move your piano.

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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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