Hallet Davis with QRS Petine Disk player Piano

Hallet Davis with QRS Petine Disk player Piano

Hallet, Davis & Co. model H-185 Conservatory Grand Piano.

 Discover the legend. Discover the fun.

 By investing in a QRS PianoMation disk-player piano, with little more than the push of a button, your piano will “come alive” and provide live entertainment and ambiance for every occasion in your home from intimate dinners to large parties or something mundane like housework with Beethoven in the background, or upbeat jazz while you work out. The multi-media Petine model will play the piano by itself or with accompanying instruments or vocals through its included speaker. There is an enormous amount of music files included across numerous genres of musical styles. They are located in the Petine’s internal memory, its Compact Flash card sampler and its CD’s. The Remote Control will easily navigate between them, control volume and perform many other advanced functions. One is Random Mode which will randomly select songs to play as a surprise, for your delight. The entire original owners pack is intact, including operation manuals and software. Additional QRS CDs can be acquired, and the CF card reader will accept a variety of different off-the-shelf manufacturers cards to store music found in other third-party libraries. Petine is a MIDI device too, in the event the new owner wants to interface a computer for additional storage of files found on the internet or elsewhere. They can be MIDI or MP3 files.

Hallet Davis with QRS Petine Disk player Piano Controller at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Control unit with CD and CompactFlash card drives.

Hallet Davis QRS Petine Disk player Piano Remote at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

IR Remote control.

Hallet Davis with QRS Petine Disk player Piano Half Prop at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Half-prop lid position

Hallet Davis with QRS Petine Disk player Piano Treble at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Full-prop lid position

The electronics are operating normally at this point in time. We can’t anticipate how long that will last and we can’t offer a warranty but the Petine can be eventually upgraded to the current wireless QRS PianoMation lll with even more music. Or with a subscription, the user can have access to their entire historical 13,000+ library of music files that’s growing all the time. These files have been compiled over the last century-plus since QRS was founded in 1900. Back then, QRS song files were stored on paper rolls; (Quality Roll System). Today, they are stored as zeroes and ones, digitally.

This graceful piano is elegantly adorned with beautiful spade legs and a modern styled cabinet with clean crisp lines. The classic polished ebony polyester resin finish would make an excellent addition to any homes’ decor. Multiple coats were applied and after the required drying time, the cabinet was hand-buffed to a mirrored high-gloss sheen. This Hallet Davis & Co. model HD185 grand piano was skillfully crafted from the world’s finest materials. Hand selected hardwood and genuine wood veneers were incorporated to build this musical instruments’ cabinet. It features the finest 100% wool German hammer and damper felts, German steel strings and pure copper-wound bass strings, long-grained solid Sitka spruce soundboard and ribs, 17-ply hard rock maple delignit glue pinblock, White spruce and maple keyboard and action parts, hardwood rim and beams, wet sand cast plate (harp), solid brass pedals and a host of other quality materials. All woods were kiln dried to international standards so the piano can thrive in dry climates like ours. Using German scale and technical designs coupled with precision machinery, Hallet Davis has succeeded in developing a high-quality European-styled piano at an affordable price.

Hallet Davis Grand Piano with QRS Petine, Model HD185 6’-1” Conservatory grand, S# 38854, Mfg. 2006, Ebony polish finish.

88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – only $12,500.

This piano was originally purchased from the longtime Hallet, Davis & Co. Authorized Dealer, Kitt Fine Pianos here in Albuquerque on the west side. It has lived its entire life in town and is happily acclimated and well-adjusted to our unique climate so it should offer decades of trouble-free musical gratification to the next owner. The piano had very little playing time so there is minimal wear in the action and other moving parts. It is in excellent condition – structurally and aesthetically. These are durable, low-maintenance, well-built pianos. We are happy to warrant the piano for two years. The electronics are sold “as-is”. We had to do very little to it in our restoration shop and it was in nearly sales-worthy condition when we acquired it. The original bench with storage is included. Complimentary local, first-floor professional delivery is included.

At 6’-1” in length, it is larger than a baby or parlor grand piano. This is a conservatory grand that would meet the needs of most performance venues featuring live music and institutional settings like houses of worship and schools. The robust bass response from the longer string length and larger soundboard size and the warm, rich tonal quality and bell-like clarity would suit nearly all musical genres. It would be suitable for a serious amateur pianist or a professional. These are durable, low-maintenance, well-built pianos and it should give decades of musical enrichment to the next owner.

Hallet Davis with QRS Petine Disk player Piano Decal at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

German World-class Scale Design

Hallet Davis with QRS Petine Disk player Piano Harp at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

German music wire, Sitka solid spruce soundboard and wet sand-cast plate

Hallet Davis with QRS Petine Disk player Piano Reflection at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Excellent condition – structurally and aesthetically

Hallet Davis with QRS Petine Disk player Piano Logo at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Awarded a gold medallion by His Holiness, Pope Pius X in 1911

Originally established in Boston in 1839, Hallet Davis & Co. is one of the oldest American names in piano manufacturing. Hallowed, staid and revered, the company has a rich history. They have received numerous competitive awards and medals at World’s Fairs and the greatest expositions world-wide. During the Paris Exhibition of 1867 Franz Liszt, the great pianist-composer, played on a Hallet Davis piano and enthusiastically endorsed it. So did Johann Strauss in Berlin, 1871. In 1911, His Holiness Pope Pius X selected a Hallet Davis for the Vatican and awarded its makers a gold medal. Mr. Hallet and Mr. Davis are long gone of course, so the company has had various ownerships. For most of the 20th century they were part of the Aeolian-American Piano Company empire. Fine old brands like Chickering, Mason & Hamlin, Knabe, Sohmer and others were also built by them at their factory in East Rochester, NY. Shortly after Aeolian-American’s demise in 1985, North American Music in New York acquired the rights to build the piano and the Galanti family have been wonderful stewards of this renowned old American brand. The instruments are currently built to the highest standards and integrity by highly rated, modern factories in China.

Hallet Davis with QRS Petine Disk player Piano Playing at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom
Hallet Davis with QRS Petine Disk player Piano Keys at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Live, acoustic piano performances from QRS Petine

Baldwin model L Grand Piano

Baldwin model L Grand Piano

Baldwin 6′-3″ Conservatory Artists Grand Piano.

 In a warm classic ebony polished lacquer finish, this is a stately musical instrument.  The pianos’ structure is excellent, and the piano had very little playing time.  It has lived in Albuquerque for its whole life so it is happily acclimated to our arid climate. Per our policy, we always source our pianos locally. It was purchased at the long-time Baldwin dealer, King Music in 1990 and lived in one house and one room since. That makes for a stable instrument, musically. We had to do very little to the piano in our restoration shop; just basic tuning, regulation, touch-up and cleaning. The venerable Baldwin model L grand has been built for nearly a century and is one of the most popular Conservatory grand pianos ever built.  At 6’-3”, it is longer than other competing pianos in its class. They feature an unusually strong bass response that literally growls and a clear singing treble and a pleasing tenor.  That depth of bass in the Baldwin scale design permits the “walking bass line” employed by many jazz musicians. It is rich in tonal colors and has a nice long duration of sustain and a truly marvelous dynamic range across the keyboard. It could easily be mistaken for a 7’ piano.

Baldwin model L Grand Piano Treble at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Clear singing treble and a pleasing tenor.

Baldwin model L Grand Piano Tail at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Surprisingly robust bass response that growls.

Baldwin model L Grand Piano Strings at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Baldwin’s exclusive Synchro-tone bass strings.

Baldwins are a sturdy piano and you’ll find them in institutional settings where they hold up well and are considered to be low-maintenance. They have been a favorite among private piano teachers who may not be able to afford the more expensive Steinway & Sons piano.  Structurally, they were built like a Sherman tank and you would find their studio uprights in the practice rooms of nearly every university or conservatory of music. Complimentary local, first-floor professional delivery and setup is included and so is the original duet bench with storage. 

Baldwin model L Grand Piano, S#296520, Mfg. 1990, Polished ebony finish.

88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – $14,950.

Baldwin model L Grand Piano Logos at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Est. 1862 – Dwight Hamilton Baldwin.

Baldwin model L Grand Piano Medals at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Awards from exhibitions at two World Fairs.

The Baldwin Piano Company was founded in 1862 and became the largest selling American manufacturer of pianos throughout its long and rich history. They began piano production in 1890 after having retailed the Steinway & Sons and Chickering piano lines.  The Artist series has long been a favorite of concert artists in all genres of music.  Most notable was Liberace who played exclusively on the Baldwin.  Dave Brubeck, Count Basie, Earl Wild, John Williams (Star Wars soundtrack) Aaron Copland (Boston Pops Orchestra conductor), Bruce Hornsby and a long roster of concert pianists, composers and musicians have endorsed them. The Audio Engineer Society published a study and ranked the Baldwin as having the best tonal quality of the five manufacturers, including Steinway that they reviewed.

Baldwin model L Grand Piano Caster at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Premium quality Carpet-roller casters.

Baldwin model L Grand Piano Front at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Fine high polished ebony lacquer finish.

Baldwin model L Grand Piano Plate at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Wet sand-cast iron plate not molded.

Baldwin model L Grand Piano Medallion at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Lengthy roster of Baldwin Concert Artists.

Steinway model M S#215927 Grand Piano

Steinway model M S#215927 Grand Piano

Steinway & Sons “Crown Jewel Collection” Studio Grand Piano.

 

This 1922 Steinway & Sons model M Studio grand piano is one of the finest musical instruments ever built.  It is truly a historical piece of Americana.  This was the golden era of American piano building and Steinway & Sons was the piano that every other was judged by.  It is handcrafted and took a full year to build.  The Steinway factory held most of the important patents in the industry and the family participated in all of the significant operations of the factory.  In the world of musical instruments, there are pianos – and then there are Steinway & Sons. Three years after this instrument was built is when Steinway Hall was completed.  Three years later, Horowitz and Rachmaninoff met in the hall’s basement and played Rachmaninoff’s 3rd Concerto, which became Horowitz’s trademark.  Advertisements and promotional posters were released that proclaimed the Steinway & Sons piano to be “The Instrument of the Immortals “.

Steinway model M S#215927 Grand Piano Dumas2 at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

A musical instrument and work of art.

Steinway model M S#215927 Grand Piano Duplex Scale at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

The distinctive Steinway & Sons Duplex Scale design.

Steinway model M S#215927 Grand Piano Ivory at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Behold the aged, yet flawless, ivory keys!

88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – only $19,950.

Current Steinway & Sons 2022 MSRP – $118,700.

Steinway & Sons 2019 MSRP – $92,600.

Steinway & Sons 2018 MSRP – $88,600.

Steinway & Sons 2017 MSRP – $83,100.

Steinway & Sons model M Grand Piano factory page

A piano restored to its original glory.

This piano was restored approximately twenty years ago by a restoration shop on the east coast. It received a new, all-important pinblock and tuning pins so your tuning stability is ensured for decades to come. It was restrung with quality music wire and custom bass strings for purity of tone and harmonicity. A new set of hammers were hung so it has new hammer felts, damper felts and hammer-rest felts insuring a lovely tone quality. The key bushings were replaced for a smooth keyboard feel, as well as other action bushings throughout that were worn. The soundboard was free of cracks and has adequate crown, so it was left alone, and its ribs are still securely intact. The bridges are in excellent condition, also. It still has its original light mahogany finish that shows some natural patina. The genuine ivory keytops were carefully cleaned and bleached. It is rare indeed to find ivory in such wonderful condition after all these years. They are in gorgeous condition with a warm, soft-white lustrous glow. The wooden sharp keys were cleaned and lacquered black to perfection. We will be happy to offer a two-year warranty on the piano.

Steinway model M S#215927 Grand Piano Treble at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Original light mahogany lacquer finish  

Steinway model M S#215927 Grand Piano Strings at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

New pinblock, tuning pins and restrung

Steinway model M S#215927 Grand Piano Dumas at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

“The piano of the Immortals. “

This model M features the classic “Steinway sound”; having a strong, singing treble and a powerful bass, rich in high harmonics.  The duration of tone (sustain time) is lengthy, which enables legato phrases to be enjoyed.  The dynamic range is wide, allowing the pianist to play expressively and emotively.  It is neither overly mellow and dull or overly bright and tinny.  The mid-treble, where most of the melody lines are played “sings” and doesn’t disappear under the background of an accompaniment.  It has the power that most pianos aspire to but not the brash “loudness” that often results. The Steinway & Sons grand piano action is the vanguard of piano actions.  Steinway held most of the patents issued to piano manufacturers for action improvements including the exclusive “Accelerated Action”, which increases the speed of repetition.  The patented Tubular Metallic action frame maintains proper alignment of the thousands of action parts.  This action has been well-regulated and ready now for concert performances.

Steinway model M S#215927 Grand Piano Corner at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

The best way ever, to fill a corner

Steinway model O Restored Grand Piano

Steinway model O Restored Grand Piano

Steinway & Sons “Crown Jewel” Collection Grand Piano.

  This 1917 Steinway & Sons model O parlor grand piano is one of the finest musical instruments ever built. It is the largest of Steinway’s “smaller” pianos. This was the golden era of American piano building and Steinway & Sons was the piano that every other was judged by. It is handcrafted and took a full year to build. The Steinway factory held most of the important patents in the industry and the family participated in all of the significant operations. In the world of musical instruments, there are pianos – and then there are Steinway & Sons. The model O features the classic “Steinway sound”; having a strong, singing treble and a powerful bass, rich in high harmonics. The duration of tone (sustain time) is lengthy, which enables legato phrases to be enjoyed. The dynamic range is wide, allowing the pianist to play expressively and emotively. The mid-treble, where most of the melody lines are played “sings” and doesn’t disappear under the background of an accompaniment. It has the power that most pianos aspire to but not the brash “loudness” that often results. This permits the clarity of tone that Steinway & Sons is well-known for – the ability to clearly hear each individual note played in a chord or group of notes. Otherwise, a “muddy” tone results. This instrument is suitable for the more advanced player, professional pianist or anyone with superior or acute hearing. Any music school, teaching studio and institutional setting would benefit from this piano.

Steinway model O Restored Grand Piano Full Front at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Mint condition and ready for the performance

Steinway model O Restored Grand Piano Serial at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Hand-made by American and German craftsmen

This piano was completely restored recently in our restoration shop. The very finest materials and construction techniques were employed in this extensive eight month process. Pianos Bolduc from Montreal, Canada is the company that produces the current Steinway & Sons pinblocks, so we constructed a new highest-quality 5-ply quarter-sawn, tight-grained rock maple Bolduc pinblock and painstakingly fitted and doweled it into the piano’s inner rim. Steinway always glues and dowels its pinblocks rather than allowing them to “float” between the rim ends like nearly all other makers do. This makes their restorations quite a bit more difficult. New, premium German-made Renner Blue Point hammers, shanks and flanges replaced the originals. They are the same as used in the Hamburg Steinway & Sons models built in Germany. The dampers, wires and damper felts were also replaced with Renner. The repetition levers and springs were replaced with Renner, as were the let-off buttons and backchecks. It was re-strung with new Steinway bass strings and music wire. The flame-mahogany cabinet was gently stripped and beautifully refinished by our experts. So was the plate, and re-lacquered with genuine “Steinway gold”, the traditional hue for Steinway plates.

A poignant piece of Steinway & Sons history

The soundboard was in excellent condition surprisingly, requiring no repairs or replacing, so all we needed to do was clean and refinish with fresh lacquer. The original soundboard decal was lost to the refinish but we replaced it with the identical design. It shows the State Seals and Medallions of twelve pre-WW1 countries and kingdoms that owned Steinway & Sons pianos in their palaces, castles or official Houses of Government. After the war ended, some of these governments no longer existed. The factory ceased applying these soundboard decals at this point in deference to these historical changes. The piano was built in 1917 and this important serial number (187812) is one of the very last Steinway & Sons grand pianos to sport this unique decal. Due to enforcement of their rights to this proprietary logo these official decals are now no longer available to rebuilders, making this a very unique piano.

Steinway model O Restored Grand Piano Soundboard at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Seals and medallions of twelve countries and kingdoms

Steinway model O Restored Grand Piano Harp at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Complete restoration and refinish

Behold, the aged, yet flawless ivory keys!

The genuine ivory keytops were carefully cleaned and bleached. It is rare indeed to find ivory in such wonderful condition after all these years. They are in gorgeous condition with a warm, soft-white lustrous glow.  The wooden sharp keys were cleaned and lacquered black to perfection. All of the cabinet hardware, plate bolts and casters were re-plated in brass. The new piano-action components have been well-regulated, the new strings stretched and tuned several times, and the piano is finally ready now for concert performances. 88 Keys Piano Warehouse will be happy to warrant our restoration work for two years.

This is truly a historical piece of Americana. The piano was purported to be shipped by railroad to New Mexico shortly after being built.  It was most recently sold in 1991 by Riedling Music, the sole New Mexico Steinway & Sons dealership for 75 years.

88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – $45,000.

Current Steinway & Sons model O 2022 MSRP $128,300.

Steinway & Sons model O 2019 MSRP $101,800.

Steinway & Sons model O 2018 MSRP $95,800.

Steinway & Sons model O 2017 MSRP $90,200.

Steinway & Sons model O Parlor Grand Piano factory page

 

The Steinway & Sons infamous WW-1 soundboard decal

Manufacturers by Appointment to:

His Majesty William II – German Emperor & King of Prussia

His Majesty Edward VII – King of Great Britain & Emperor of India

His Majesty Nicholas II – Czar of Russia

His Majesty Umberto I – King of Italy

His Majesty Alfonzo XIII – King of Spain

His Majesty Albert – King of Saxony

His Majesty Franz Joseph I – Emperor of Austria & King of Hungary

Her Majesty Maud – Queen of Norway

His Majesty Oscar II – King of Sweden

His Majesty Abdul Hamid II – Sultan of Turkey

And other Distinguished Royalties.

Boston model GP-163 Grand Piano

Boston model GP-163 Grand Piano

Boston – Family of Steinway & Sons Pianos 5’-4” Baby Grand.

 

  This instrument was purchased locally in 2000 at Washburn Piano Co. It is finished in classic and traditional satin ebony. It has spent its entire life so far in Albuquerque. It is a one-owner who thought it worthwhile to professionally maintain the piano. It is happily acclimated to our unique and arid climate. The piano is in excellent condition – structurally and aesthetically. It has minimal amounts of wear throughout the action. It should provide the new owner decades of musical enjoyment and be a “forever piano”. It is a pleasure to play. The original bench is included. Professional, local first-floor delivery is also included.

Boston model GP-163 11 Grand Piano Treble at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Steinway & Sons quality at an affordable price.

Boston model GP-163 11 Grand Piano Bass at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Classic, traditional satin ebony finish.

Steinway & Sons launched its Boston line of pianos in 1992. They are designed by Steinway engineers and built in the main Kawai piano factory in Hamamatsu, Japan. Five models of grand pianos are available. This Boston model GP-163 II grand piano and the other models are sold only through select Steinway & Sons dealerships. Having them built in Japan, Steinway takes advantage of the efficiency and high technology of the manufacturing process there. Several design elements are identical to the Steinway piano. Both use hardwood maple inner rims, radial bracing that reinforces the rim and contributes to the longevity of the soundboard crown and vertically laminated bridges for better tonal transmission. Hammer flanges are rosette-shaped to match the hammer rail in both pianos to promote better hammer spacing. Thinner, tapered 8mm to 6mm soundboards and a low-tension scale design account for that classic Steinway duration of tone (sustain) and clarity at the bass end. It also has the “singing treble” that Steinway & Sons pianos are well-known for.

Boston model GP-163 II Grand Piano, S# 136818, Satin ebony finish, Mfg. 2000 

88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price - $17,950.

It is 5’-4” so it is longer that the average baby grand. Additionally, it has a very wide tail design, so it performs like a much longer instrument. Its soundboard size is certainly larger. The bass bridge is permitted to be located closer to the lively, central part of the soundboard. Steinway & Sons officials claim this innovation establishes the Boston piano as having an entirely new concept in piano design. Most listeners believe they have a warmer, more mellow tonal color and musicality than other pianos built in that part of the world. Boston pianos are used exclusively by a number of prestigious music schools and festivals including Aspen, Bowdoin, Brevard, Ravinia and Tanglewood.

Boston model GP-163 11 Grand Piano Strings at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Mint condition and ready for the concert performance.

Boston model GP-163 11 Grand Piano Steinway at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Steinway & Son’s Duplex scale design to enhance the bell-like treble.

Boston model GP-163 11 Grand Piano Harp at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

The harp is cast from grey iron, bronze-painted and lacquered.

Boston model GP-163 11 Grand Piano Blue Room at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

“Blue Room” at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom.