Sherman Clay Grand Piano

Sherman Clay Grand Piano

Sherman Clay 5′-8″ Grand Piano  

Manufactured in 1986 by Daewoo Corporation in Yeoju, South Korea, this is a classy, beautiful piano finished in high polish “French Vanilla” cream.  Sherman Clay was a prominent company which had a group of stores up and down the west coast until the Great Recession of 2008 put a damper on things.  The sound is pure and strong across all the octaves, and because of this it was featured in some local inspirational recordings.

Offered for $7,950.

Steinway Model M Grand Piano

Steinway Model M Grand Piano

Steinway Model M Grand Piano in Satin Mahogany

This classic grand was manufactured in 1927 at the Steinway & Sons factory located in Long Island, NY at the tail end of the so-called “Golden Age” of American piano making that essentially ended with the Great Depression in 1929. The M is the most popular model produced by Steinway & Sons over time. At 5′-7″ it fits comfortably in almost any space.

This particular piano was restored completely by Steinway & Sons at their New York factory…including a new soundboard. All the internal parts are genuine Steinway, and the mahogany case has been refinished back to its original factory condition in hand-rubbed lacquer. No corners were cut here. This is a certified Steinway & Sons rebuild, top to bottom, down to the solid brass casters. It has been in the possession of one family from the start who had the work done about 5 years ago. In the world of musical instruments there are pianos – and then there are Steinway & Sons. Own an heirloom piece of history!

Steinway & Sons model M Grand Piano in satin mahogany S# 256497 Mfg. 1927

88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – $54,500.

Steinway & Sons model M in mahogany current MSRP – $128,200

The Harpsichord came before the Piano

The Harpsichord came before the Piano

Do you know that the well known piano has a distant cousin called a Harpsichord?


The beautiful sound of the piano has be “fine tuned” over centuries beginning with this Harpsichord.

The earliest surviving harpsichords were built in Italy in the early 16th century. Little is known of the early history of the harpsichord, but, during the 16th–18th century, it underwent considerable evolution and became one of the most important European instruments. They are similar to the piano in many ways.

the harpsichord has two or more sets of strings, each of which produces different tone qualities. One set may sound an octave higher than the others and is called a 4-foot register, whereas a set of strings at normal pitch is called an 8-foot register, (the length references the string.)

Piano Tuning Is An Art

88 Keys Piano Warehouse in Albuquerque, NM offers Piano Tuning by Master Craftsman Alexander D’Von Boggs.

Piano tuning is the act of making minute adjustments to the tensions of the strings of an acoustic piano to properly align the intervals between their tones so that the instrument is in tune. The meaning of the term ‘in tune’, in the context of piano tuning, is not simply a particular fixed set of pitches. Fine piano tuning requires an assessment of the vibration relationship between notes, which is different for every piano, thus in practice requiring slightly different pitches from any theoretical standard. Pianos are usually tuned to a modified version of the system called equal temperament

Piano tuning is done by a wide range of independent piano technicians, piano restoration specialists, technical personnel, and hobbyists. Professional training and certification is available from organizations or guilds, such as the Piano Technicians Guild. Many piano manufacturers recommend that pianos be tuned twice a year.

If you have not had your piano tuned in a while, you are missing out on the beautiful sound it is capable of. To schedule a tuning call (505) 881-1650 .