The Only One Ever Produced | Rebuilt Steinway by Chupp’s Piano ServiceThis stunning, truly one of a kind Steinway & Sons Model A-II Art Case Grand Piano was manufactured at the New York Steinway factory on June 30th, 1903. This incredibly rare antique piano features a cabinet in a fancy sketch #425 Renaissance Design, carved and darkened with special markings. This one of a kind piano was the only sketch #425 piano ever produced. The case was done with egg and dart molding, foliate scalloped, scrolled, rosette corners and acanthus-carved cabriolet legs ending in scrolled toes. This art case Steinway features a bench in a conforming style. Manufactured by Steinway, the piano was sent to another New York based company, Hoffstettler to have the case work completed.
For its intricately wrought scrollwork on the legs and case, the Hoffstettler Company brought in a master craftsman from Germany to hand carve the gorgeous Tiger Oak. The Steinway & Sons records show that the piano was commissioned by a private customer, an Englishman, and it was shipped to Redstone, California in 1903. The piano was later a focal point at the Black family’s Chock Full O’ Nuts Coffee estate and after that was owned by a famous singer/songwriter. This piano was deemed important enough to be featured in the book ‘Steinway‘ by Ronald Ratcliffe. [Forward written by Henry Z. Steinway.] All of page 178 was dedicated to this instrument. Steinway #107625 has a truly rich and vibrant history!
A Unique Art Case Steinway Grand
This is one of the most beautiful and unique pianos we have ever had the pleasure to work with. We fully rebuilt this Model A-II with a new, solid spruce soundboard, new custom fitted pinblock, a new German Renner damper back action, new German Renner wippens, new hammers, shanks and flanges and much more. The cabinet and bench were both completely refinished in a closed pore, hand rubbed lacquer and restored to the original Steinway & Sons factory condition and color. We are very proud of the work we completed on this truly one a kind, custom built instrument. We featured this vintage Model A-II at the 2009 National PTG (Piano Technicians Guild) convention. This fully rebuilt and restored art case piano was purchased by a well-known private client for their personal home.
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One of the most famous names in music history, the mark of Baldwin has been affixed to some of the most coveted pianos ever manufactured. The legendary SD-10 Concert Grand Piano became the preferred choice of numerous concert artists and piano aficionados. During Baldwin’s heyday, they were only second to Steinway when it came to the length of their affiliated artist rolls. The Thursday Music Club of Zanesville, OH needed to return their Baldwin Concert Grand to a concert performance level. That is when they contacted the team here at Chupp’s Piano Service.
The piano’s serial number of #34557 indicates a factory manufacture year of 1926 meaning it was built in the company’s legendary Boston Factory prior to its closure later that decade.The cabinet features rounded arms with double, linked moldings wrapping around the case. The piano’s wide tail coupled with the brass ferrule capped legs create an imposing, strong stance. The minimalist music rack is eminently functional and contributes to the sturdy, American appearance of the piano. The cabinet is covered in a pleasant Mahogany veneer contrasting against the brass hardware and fallboard decal.
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 the manufacture year to be 1917. Crafted in an impressive double-legged Louis XVI style cabinet, this instrument embodies the sweeping, luxurious styles that were popular during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Measuring 45″ in height, the Steinway & Sons Model 45 was one of the mid-sized offerings of Steinway’s vertical piano line. Of professional quality, these instruments were often selected for use in professional practice environments, as well as in homes. The instruments destined for home use were often clad in gorgeous woods and detailed art case cabinet designs. Steinway Model 45 #356674 is one of those instruments!
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.) Built in a ‘modern’ Sketch 380 Sheraton style case design, this piano features square arms and an arrow point music desk. Standing on octagonal spade style legs, this piano is virtually identical to ones built today. What makes this instrument a rarity is the wood that was utilized. The piano is covered with a rich veneer of exotic Brazilian Rosewood!
The Steinway & Sons Model B Grand Piano is one of the most legendary makes of piano ever crafted. It was this style of instrument that entertained First Class passengers onboard the R.M.S. Titanic and continue today as the preferred practice piano of countless amateur and professional musicians. Steinway & Sons Model B #124817 stands among the most stunning instruments we have ever had the chance to rebuild here at Chupp’s Piano Service. This particular piano was selected for restoration by a client and we are proud to be able to provide them with this musical piece of art.
Built in 1972, Steinway & Sons Model B Grand Piano #430030 is a unique instrument with a rich musical history. Steinway & Sons Model B Grand Pianos are among the world’s most coveted instruments – often seen in professional institutions as recording instruments. Model B #430030 served in this capacity. This seven-foot grand was purchased and used at Fireside Recording Studio in Nashville, TN. This studio was founded by Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton.
Built in 1918 at the Kurtzmann Piano Factory of Buffalo, New York, this art case grand piano is a truly stunning example of historic piano manufacturing! The late 19th century through the early 20th century saw the golden era of the piano take form, as hundreds of competing companies fought to gain their share of the burgeoning piano market. This intense competition forged lasting quality and names that continue to represent the finest in craftsmanship.