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Steinway & Sons Model O Grand Piano | Brazilian Rosewood #182044 – 1916

Manufactured at the New York Steinway & Sons Factory, this beautiful Model O Grand Piano is a unique and rare instrument. (The piano’s serial number indicates a date of 1916, Steinway records show a completion date of March 2nd, 1917.) The 5′ 10 1/2″ Model O has long been a favorite of amateur and professional pianists alike. Boasting a balance of size and performance, they were first introduced in 1900. (Many of Steinway’s case styles were first introduced through the Model O grands.) Production of these instruments was discontinued by the New York factory in favor of the Model L in the mid-1920’s. However, production of Model O Grands continued at the Hamburg factory and in 2005 production resumed in New York.

A Unique Steinway – Rare Rosewood Art Case

Steinway Model O Grand Piano #182044 is built in a ‘modern’ Sketch 380 Sheraton case design with square arms and an arrow point music desk. It rests on octagonal spade style legs. This piano was completed on March 2nd, 1917 and was immediately shipped to Lyon & Healy in Chicago, Illinois. What makes this instrument a rarity is the wood that was utilized. The piano is covered with a rich veneer of exotic Brazilian Rosewood. Once common, rosewood quickly grew in rarity and by the time this piano was built, was almost never utilized on new instruments. (Steinway now utilizes ‘Indian’ Rosewood, not Brazilian Rosewood.) In our over forty years of industry experience, we have never seen a modern style New York Steinway that features an art case rosewood cabinet! According to conversations and documents from Steinway & Sons in New York, this Model O appears to have been a one-off, special factory order. The combination of the Sketch 380 Sheraton cabinet and the figured rosewood creates a wonderful blend of the new and old.


The piano’s keyboard includes the original ivory keytops which will be restored to their proper, like new sheen. This rare, vintage Steinway is currently undergoing a full restoration and refinishing process. This will include a new solid spruce soundboard, new custom fitted pinblock, a fully rebuilt action and much more. Our full piano restorations are executed with the function of the piano as a musical instrument foremost in mind. We spend many extra hours in the essential steps of action regulation and voicing to ensure the most responsive touch and a full, ‘Steinway’ quality of tone.

Our cabinet refinishing process is labor intensive and completed with the utmost care. Our rebuilt Steinways are finished in a fine quality closed pore, hand rubbed lacquer. This allows for optimum finish clarity and a beautiful final result. The cut of rosewood that is utilized on this instrument is beautifully figured and will look absolutely stunning when fully refinished. The deep grain is run vertically along the sides of the cabinet which was rarely done at the factory. The refinished cabinet will be paired with brilliant nickel hardware. Our restoration work is very extensive and we truly remanufacture each of our vintage pianos to return to them to a like new quality of tone, touch and visual appeal.

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Restoration Includes:

  • New solid spruce soundboard & bridge caps
  • New custom fitted pinblock
  • Restored original ivory keytops
  • New German music wire & tuning pins
  • Highest quality custom made bass strings
  • Re-bronzed cast iron plate
  • Hand detailed raised plate lettering
  • Closed pore, hand rubbed satin lacquer finish
  • Replated nickel hardware
  • New damper felts
  • Refinished damper heads
  • New German Renner wippens
  • New hammers, shanks and flanges
  • Action weighed off to Steinway specifications
  • Concert action regulation
  • Concert level tone regulation/voicing

The Highest In Quality | Vintage Steinway Restoration

‘Golden age’ Steinway & Sons Grand Pianos have become the preferred choice of countless concert pianists, recording artists and piano aficionados around the world. Pre-WWII era Steinway pianos are the epitome of the craftsmanship that has made the Steinway name so legendary. Craftsmen had access to the very finest materials and intense competition drove them to create the best pianos possible. Here at Chupp’s Piano Service, Inc. our restoration work is focused on returning each vintage piano to a concert level of performance. For over forty years we have brought new life to a countless number of historic grand pianos.

“A Steinway rebuilt by Chupp’s Piano Service is worthy of the world’s greatest artists and most prestigious stages. But above all it is worthy of the name Steinway.”

– Dr. John Mortensen, Steinway Artist

Vintage Steinways continue to be prized by top artists and piano afficiandos for their incredible tone and historic quality. Our rebuilding facility and piano showroom feature an uncommonly large number of original condition and fully restored Steinway, Mason & Hamlin and other fine pianos. We are also an authorized Kawai piano dealer offering Kawai grand, upright and digital pianos. Located in the heart of Northern Indiana, we are conveniently located between Chicago, Detroit, and Fort Wayne. Our work is of the finest quality and we are confident that our pianos speak for themselves! Contact us today for more information and to set up a private selection appointment. [Toll-free: 1-888-831-5820.]

Chupp’s Piano Service | Steinway Piano Rebuilding | Art Case Restoration | Over Forty Years of Family Run Craftsmanship

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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 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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