American-made Baldwin 5′-2″ Grand Piano.
In a warm classic ebony satin 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 1992 and lived in one house 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 M baby grand piano has been built for nearly a century and is one of the most popular grand pianos ever built. 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. They are sometimes mistaken for longer pianos.
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 of private piano teachers who may not be able to afford a more expensive Steinway & Sons piano. Structurally, they were built like a Sherman tank and you would find them 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 M Baby Grand Piano – 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – $10,950.
The Baldwin Piano Company was founded in 1863 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, Leonard Bernstein, John Williams (Star Wars soundtrack) Aaron Copland (Boston Pops Orchestra conductor), Count Basie and a long roster of concert pianists, composers and musicians endorsed them. The Audio Engineer Society conducted a tone test in New York during the early 1990’s. They published a study and ranked the Baldwin as having the best tonal quality of the five manufacturers, including Steinway that they reviewed. Four US Presidents, including Harry Truman owned Baldwins in the White House. The Baldwin grand piano was Paul Shaffer’s choice on NBC’s “Late night with David Letterman”.
Carpet-roller casters adorn the Baldwin model M Baby Grand Piano
For additional info please call Michael Kitt 505 250-7132