1924 Steinway & Sons Model D-274 Concert Grand Piano #233201 | Fully Rebuilt
Steinway Model D #233201 was built in 1924 at the New York Steinway Factory. This is well within what is considered to be the ‘golden era’ of quality within the American piano industry and the Steinway company itself. This half ton instrument is capable of producing a magnificent range of tone. Fully rebuilt and restored by Chupp’s Piano Service this instrument features a new custom fitted spruce soundboard, a new custom fitted pinblock, a fully rebuilt and regulated action, a refinished and lettered cast iron plate, a luxurious hand rubbed, closed pore lacquer finish and much more. This phenomenal 8’11” grand piano is truly worthy of bearing the Steinway name.
Expert tone and action regulation has been performed to ensure a rich, full Steinway quality of tone and an incredibly responsive action that will please any pianist. We have had the opportunity to rebuild a number of Steinway Model D Concert Grand Pianos over our forty years in business and this instrument is a great example of why over 98% of concert artists choose to perform on Steinway & Sons instruments.
The Steinway Model D | The World’s Leading Concert Piano
First produced in 1884, the Steinway Model D has long reigned as the king of concert instruments. The piano by which all others are judged, these beautiful mechanical marvels are the absolute epitome of Steinway piano development and craftsmanship. Over 12,000 parts working as one, to bring out a rich, colorful tone that can only belong to a piano bearing the name of ‘Steinway.’
Each one of our finely rebuilt Model D Grands are a lasting testament to the level of quality and innovation that was standard during the ‘golden age’ of the piano craft. We are proud to carry on this tradition, continuing to craft the finest pianos possible. These pianos truly are, art you can feel! We have dedicated ourselves to providing our clients with the very best pianos possible, tailored to their specific desires. Chupp’s Piano Service was founded in 1975 and for over four decades our work has been the preferred choice of multiple concert venues, universities and professional pianists across the continent. We specialize in restored Steinways and we have an uncommonly large selection of restored pianos for sale in our showrooms today.
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Today, the 6’11” Steinway & Sons Model B Grand Piano is commonly referred to as ‘the perfect piano’. However, before this legendary piano rose to prominence, there was another instrument that helped push Steinway pianos toward being the world-class instruments they are known as today. Designed by C.F. Theodore Steinway, the Style 1, commonly referred to as the ‘Monitor’ was first put into production in 1871. It bears a marked resemblance to a scale design he created prior to joining his family at Steinway & Sons.
When listing the makers of fine concert level grand pianos, the name “Everett” is normally not among them. Mainly known for their upright pianos built in New Haven, Michigan, Everett was later purchased by Yamaha in one of the Japanese company’s forays into the North American market. However, prior to this, Everett was a Boston based company that manufactured heavily built, premium quality upright and grand pianos. Unfortunately, much of the information regarding the early days of Everett have passed into history.
The Steinway & Sons Model D is the concert piano which all others are judged against. Number 51257 was the first Model D to be completed on January 31st, 1884. Steinway Model D #53671 was built a short time later and was among the first of these legendary pianos to be built. Completed on July 21st, 1885, this New York built Concert Grand is one of the finest examples of ‘golden age’ piano making that we have ever seen. According to Steinway New York Factory records, this piano was sold to its first owner in the fall of 1918, so we are assuming this instrument was utilized as an early Concert & Artists instrument during the intervening years.
Built at the New York Steinway Factory in 1917, this Steinway Model B is a wonderful example of historic Art Case piano design. The Model B has long been considered to be one of the world’s most ‘perfect pianos.’ Measuring just under seven feet, these semi-concert instruments are often chosen due to their wonderful balance of size and sound. Steinway Model B #180473 was crafted during the pre-WWII ‘golden era’ of Steinway Factory quality. The quality of workmanship and the materials available resulted in some of the finest grand pianos ever manufactured. As the development of the modern piano began to culminate, more and more work was put into turning the cabinet of the piano into a work of visual art.
In 1980, Ed Hendricks of Hendricks’ Keyboards in Downers Grove, IL invited Dennis Chupp and Walter L. Boshart up to the Chicago area to meet John Steinway. John joined Steinway & Sons in 1939 and worked his way through various positions, eventually serving as the company Chairman.
John Steinway is pictured signing the Steinway Service Manual for Dennis. Through the great assistance of the late Ed Hendricks, Dennis would later have the opportunity to train at the New York Steinway Factory in March of 1981.
Before the well known Steinway Model D Concert Grand ruled the concert stage, there were a number of ‘Early Scale’ grands which were amazing instruments in their own right. A few years ago we rebuilt an 1868 Steinway & Sons Style 4 (Fancy) Early Concert Scale grand piano for the Lodge & Spa at Three Fork’s Ranch in Wyoming. This Early Concert Scale design was the first Steinway 88-note grand piano scale and was designed by company founder and patriarch Henry E. Steinway and his son Henry Steinway Jr. This era of Style 4 Concert Grands measure 8’5″ in length and a ‘full’ 7 1/4 octaves.
Built in 1917, this golden era Model A-3 was manufactured at the New York Steinway & Sons Factory. Measuring 6′ 4 1/2″ in length, these ‘stretch A’ parlor grands boast a range of tone that exceeds what one would expect from a piano of its size. It is considered to be very on par with the 6′ 11″ Steinway Model B. These grand pianos feature a superbly crafted scale design and are considered to be some of the finest instruments ever produced by Steinway. We have fully rebuilt this premium piano and it a fine, concert level instrument. With a stunning cabinet and a rich tonal quality, this piano is a wonderful example of historic Steinway & Sons Factory quality.
Goshen College’s Sauder Concert Hall is incredibly respected and admired for its beautiful design and outstanding acoustic qualities. With a design inspired by the great concert halls in Europe, it seats 900 and is one of the leading performance venues in the Midwest today. A hall of this elegance and sound standard deserves the best pianos possible. Chupp’s Piano Service fully the vintage Steinway & Sons Model D-274 9′ Concert Grand Piano for Goshen College. These 9′ pianos are beautiful both visually and as musical instruments. The original soundboard was repaired and refinished, the actions were fully rebuilt, the pianos were refinished in a premium closed pore lacquer finish and much more.
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