1926 Steinway & Sons Model L Grand Piano | Ebony – Restored #240434
Measuring approx. 5′ 10 1/2″ in length, the Steinway & Sons Model L Grand Piano was originally introduced in 1924. The Model L with its squared-off tail was designed to replace the same-size Model O which featured a rounded tail section. The cast iron plate and soundboard conform to the square tail providing additional soundboard space at the rear of the instrument when compared to its predecessor. The Model L/O Grand Pianos are the larger ‘baby’ style grand pianos built by Steinway and are among the most popular. These instruments are at home in both home and institutional environments. Fully restored, this vintage, golden-era piano is fully suited for either the amateur or professional musician. The piano’s action has been analyzed and the finest, dimensionally correct parts have been used in its restoration. This includes a new all new action including new Renner wippens, Pacific Gold hammers, and new Renner shanks, and flanges. A new damper back action has been installed and regulated. New keytops have been installed to the original wooden keysticks and the original ebony sharps were hand sanded and polished. This piano’s action has been regulated and voiced to allow for a responsive touch and the classic Steinway quality of tone. New premium music wire and custom-manufactured copper wound bass strings have been coiled to blued tuning pins. These were driven into a new hard maple pinblock which holds them tightly for a stable tune. The piano features a new custom-fitted solid spruce soundboard.
The imposing cast iron plate has been given new life and has been sprayed with a rich bronzed polyurethane. The cabinet was fully refinished in rich satin ebony and is stunning when combined with the restored original nickel hardware and polished brass nose bolt caps. Fully rebuilt and restored, this golden age Steinway Model L grand fully embodies the traits expected of a world-class musical instrument.
Our piano rebuilding process is tailored with the primary focus being the performance of the piano as a musical instrument, capable of supporting the artistry of any pianist – amateur or professional. We have specialized in Steinway piano restoration for over four decades and continue to advance the high level of craftsmanship that was once standard during the ‘golden age’ of piano quality. This piano has been fully rebuilt and regulated. We are confident that you will be quite pleased with this concert-level, historic Steinway grand piano.
“Fine Piano Restoration since 1975”
- New solid spruce soundboard
- New hard maple pinblock
- New keytops and restored ebony sharps
- New blued tuning pins by Julius Klinke
- New music wire and highest quality custom-made bass strings
- New damper backaction
- Refinished damper heads
- New damper felts
- Re-bronzed cast iron plate
- Hand-detailed raised plate lettering
- Closed pore, hand rubbed satin lacquer finish
- New Renner wippens (repetitions)
- New Pacific Gold hammers
- New Renner shanks, and flanges
- Plate floated to obtain proper down bearing
- Action weighed off to Steinway specifications
- Concert action regulation
- Concert level tone regulation/voicing
Restoring the Finest – Expert Piano Craftsmanship Since 1975
We spend many extra hours in the regulation and voicing of each of our rebuilt pianos. From the initial action regulation to the final weigh-off, each step is taken with great care to create a piano worthy of the name affixed to its fallboard. This vintage Steinway & Sons Model L baby grand piano will be no exception. Our process ensures a warm, broad range of tone and a buttery, highly responsive action. This high level of responsiveness and nuanced tone allows the artist to easily unleash a great amount of expression. There is no other piano quite like a vintage Steinway!
Turn of the century/pre-WWII grand pianos are a great example of the historic quality of work Steinway craftsmen are known for. It truly was a golden age for pianos! Here at Chupp’s Piano Service, Inc. we are proud to carry on that tradition of exacting quality. We strive to exceed the industry norm, ensuring the very finest level of touch and tone. As the Midwest’s leading supplier of premium grand pianos, we have a large selection of Steinway & Sons instruments for sale in both fully rebuilt and original condition. We also feature a selection of vintage Mason & Hamlin grand pianos and we are an authorized new Kawai piano dealer. Contact us today for more information and to set up a private selection appointment! [Toll-free: 1-888-831-5820]
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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.
- Over 2,000 Vintage Steinway pianos sold.
- Multiple pianos provided to concert venues and universities.
- A 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 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!