Steinway & Sons Model M Grand Piano #215177 – Ready to Restore
Introduced in 1911, the Steinway Model M Grand Piano has grown to be one of Steinway’s most popular instruments. In constant production since its introduction, the Model M has become a staple of both the New York and Hamburg factories. Measuring 5’7″ in length, these ‘baby’ grands are at home in both private residences and institutions around the world. Model M Grand Pianos are some of our most selected instruments.
Refinishing the Cabinet
Built in 1922, Steinway Model M #215177 is in excellent structural condition. This piano is a great choice for a full restoration. The cabinet was painted white at some point and can be refinished in a closed pore, satin or semi-satin ebony finish depending on your preference. Our closed pore, hand rubbed refinishing methods restore the original beauty of the piano’s cabinet. The original ivory keytops have been restored and are in immaculate condition.
Belly & Action
The original spruce soundboard is in excellent condition with a couple of small, tight, hairline cracks. The board is still tight against the supporting ribs. For optimum stability of tuning, we recommend replacing the pinblock with a new Durablock hard rock maple pinblock. To restore the tone and responsiveness, we recommend a fully rebuilt and regulated action with new hammers, shanks, flanges and wippens. Once properly rebuilt, this instrument is sure to provide you with an incredible playing experience that only a piano bearing the name of Steinway can!
Below is a full list of restoration work we recommend on this piano.
Belly Work | Plate, Soundboard, Pinblock & Strings
- Restore original factory soundboard
- Install new custom fitted pinblock
- New high-quality music wire & Klinke Diamond blued tuning pins
- Premium quality custom manufactured bass strings
- Install new damper felts
- Refinish original damper heads
- Restore and regulate damper back action
- Restore & polish original ivory keytops
- Restored & polish original ebony sharps
- Refinish and hand letter cast iron plate
- Tune multiple times for optimum stability
Action Rebuilding & Concert Regulation
- Rebuild & restore action with highest quality select parts
- Complete extensive action regulation
- Execute concert level tone regulation
- Weigh-off action to Steinway specifications
Premium Lacquer Refinishing
- Refinish cabinet in a closed pore, hand rubbed satin finish
- Choice of mahogany or ebony
- Restore any missing or damaged veneer
- Re-plate original nickel hardware
- Contact us today for a rebuilding price quote.
A ‘Golden Age’ Steinway Model M – Piano Restoration
Purchasing this piano in ‘as is’ condition and then seeing it through the rebuilding process allows you to customize the restoration to your preferences. This also allows us to offer our very best pricing on both the piano and the restoration work.
Founded in 1975 by Master Piano Technician Dennis Chupp, Chupp’s Piano Service, Inc. is proud to carry on that legacy of high craftsmanship. Specializing in the full rebuilding of vintage Steinway grand pianos our work has become the preferred choice of numerous concert venues, performance halls and concert pianists around the world. Our piano technicians are expert in the craft of piano rebuilding and do much more than change parts. Our main priority is the piano as a musical instrument and we spend a substantial amount of time beyond the norm regulating the action and performing tone regulation to ensure you receive an instrument handcrafted to your specifications.
Our rebuilding facility and showroom both feature an uncommonly large selection of fully restored Steinway, brand new Kawai and pre-owned Yamaha pianos for you to play and select from today. We also have a selection of fully rebuilt and in progress Mason & Hamlin grand pianos. Contact us today for a private selection appointment by emailing us or calling us at 888-831-5820. We invite you to tour our Northern Indiana rebuilding facility and visit our piano showroom.
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!
For more information contact us today. We are happy to assist!