Steinway & Sons Model K Upright Piano

Steinway & Sons Model K Upright Piano

Steinway & Sons vintage Model K  54″ Upright Piano

Searching for that special, vintage Steinway upright?  Look no further…this beauty in exquisite oil-rubbed ribbon mahogany was manufactured in 1903 at the Steinway factory located in Long Island, New York.  It was purchased in 1904 at the St. Louis World’s Fair by a Mr.  Alexander Campbell Russell, a well-to-do Cattleman and 2nd cousin of Jenny Jerome a.k.a Lady Randolph Churchill, the mother of Sir Winston Churchill, no less.  A real character, Mr. Russell eventually became state senator in Oklahoma – one famous story was when he protested there being too many potholes in Tulsa; he publicly dropped a fishing line into a rather large hole filled with rainwater and sat there on a roadside bench all dressed in a ten-gallon hat, 3-piece suit with gold watch & chain.  

Anyway, this Steinway has been lovingly restored inside and out and sounds simply amazing. It has a rich, deep and warm sound. The original matching stool in mahogany is still with, also!  Ya’ll gotta see this. 

Offered for $12,450.

Steinway & Sons vintage Model K Upright Piano at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Restored with new German Abel hammers and dampers.

Steinway & Sons vintage Model K Upright Piano 2 at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

Restored with new strings and tuning pins.

Nordiska Grand Piano

Nordiska Grand Piano

Nordiska Model O Grand Piano in High Gloss Ebony

This Nordiska grand piano was manufactured in 2007 in Liaoning, China by the Dongbei Piano Group Co. In 1999 Geneva International Corporation based in Chicago started distributing Nordiska pianos in the North American market, joining their Petrof/Weinbach imports. Originally from Sweden the brand was acquired in 1985 by the Yin Kou piano factory who moved all the equipment in a huge ship to China. At 7′ this grand commands the room. The treble sparkles and the tenor is balanced down to the growling bass. This piano was originally sold through Charles’ Pianos in Albuquerque the then Steinway, Petrof/ Weinbach & Nordiska dealer, and I have been personally tuning this piano every year since.

Offered for $10,950.

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?

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 .