Steinbach model MP-122 Studio Upright Piano

Steinbach model MP-122 Studio Upright Piano

48-inch Professional Upright Piano in Polished Mahogany.

  A surprisingly good tone quality for a piano with very little name recognition. We were a little shocked when we first played it. The bass response is robust and clear. The tenor is warm and rich. The treble sings with a bell-like quality and substantial tone. The tone quality (timbre) is center-mellow. The sustain or duration of tone is lengthy and not percussive. The dynamic range is wide permitting quieter pianissimos and louder fortissimos allowing the pianist to play more expressively and emotively. This Steinbach model MP-122 studio upright is known as a “Stencil piano”. It was built by the Pearl River piano company but it’s unclear who the distributor is that ordered the Steinbach piano product line.

Excellent condition – structurally and aesthetically.

Steinbach model MP-122 Studio Upright Piano Bass at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Queen Anne furniture styling with cabriole legs.

This beautiful instrument was barely played by the previous owners who considered it to be the elegant focal point of their formal living room. For that reason, there is minimal wear in the piano-action, trapwork and other moving parts. It is in excellent condition, structurally and aesthetically. It should provide many more decades of musical enjoyment. We will be happy to offer a two-year warranty. It came to us needing very little in the way of piano dealer prep in our 88 Keys Piano restoration shop. We cleaned it thoroughly, regulated and tightened the piano-action and tuned with only a slight pitch correction.

Steinbach model MP-122 Studio Upright Piano Front at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Mahogany veneers with a durable highly polished polyester finish.

Steinbach model MP-122 Studio Upright Piano, 48-inches height, S# KRO441, Mfg. 2000’s, Mahogany Polish Finish, Queen Anne Style.

88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – only $3950.

Pearl River today, is the largest and best-selling piano manufacturer in the world and they have the largest market share in retail sales worldwide. They produce 150,000 pianos annually and are sold in 112 countries. Pearl River dominates the Chinese market share with 40% of all the new pianos purchased. The modern 3.2 million square foot factory is located in Guangzhou, China and employs over 4000 workers. Every single large, small or tiny individual, cataloged part has to be handled by human hands. With over 8500 individual parts in an upright piano, a factory location with lower labor rates is an advantage and provides a better value. Pearl River Piano Group builds their own Ritmuller and handmade Kayserburg pianos as well as pianos for other companies, including the Essex line for Steinway & Sons.

Steinbach model MP-122 Studio Upright Piano Decal at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Built by the largest piano manufacturer in the world.

Steinbach model MP-122 Studio Upright Piano Hammers at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

In next to new condition – inside and out.

Steinbach model MP-122 Studio Upright Piano Muffler at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Equipped with a muffler for quiet play activated by the middle pedal.

Steinbach model MP-122 Studio Upright Piano Soundboard at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Excellent construction and quality materials in the piano’s back.

Steinbach model MP-122 Studio Upright Piano Legs at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Solid brass pedals – damper, practice and soft.

Acrosonic Spinet Piano by Baldwin

Acrosonic Spinet Piano by Baldwin

Ideal budget or starter piano.

Baldwin’s Acrosonic – the most popular piano model in history.

  This is the quintessential “good used piano” and it would be an excellent choice for the beginning piano student or casual player. It was built in 1952 though in piano years it is much younger, having been played sparingly. There is minimal wear for its age on the hammers and damper felts plus the other moving action parts. All of the tuning pins are tight so it will hold its tune. Loose tuning pins are a common problem in our dry and arid climate, and they are costly and aggravating. It spent two weeks in our restoration shop and received the normal tuning and pitch-raises, minor action regulations and thorough cleaning of the interior. There is a music desk with a long sheet music lip so heavy books or long music charts can be accommodated. We are happy to offer a two-year warranty. It qualifies for a full trade-in too, for when you decide to move up to a better piano. The original, matching bench with music storage is included. Local, first-story professional delivery is available at a discounted rate.

Acrosonic Spinet Piano by Baldwin 3 Bass at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Rich, warm mahogany finish.

Acrosonic Spinet Piano by Baldwin 3 Legs at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Shapely fluted legs and matching original bench.

Baldwins have long been favorites of piano teachers and have a well-earned reputation for being sturdy, well-built, maintenance-free instruments and the Acrosonic spinet from the Baldwin Piano Company is by far, the best of its kind. Many people like the low-profile appearance of the spinet, but other manufacturers offer poorly built models only to achieve a low price point. Baldwin defines the American sound. Its famous scale design makes for a clear, pretty tenor and treble with a nice sustain. The bass section is surprisingly gutsy and resonant for the piano’s 36-inch height. Of note, the string length and soundboard area is equal to or exceeds many 40-inch models of other brands. To accomplish this, the casters are recessed into the piano’s bottom so the interior extends nearly all the way to the floor where the strings and soundboard terminate. One can’t even get a toe under this model due to its ½-inch floor clearance.

Acrosonic Spinet Piano by Baldwin 3 Rack at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Graceful music rack for your books or sheet music.

Acrosonic Spinet Piano, 36-inches, S# 498145, Mfg. 1952, Mahogany finish

88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – only $1450.

The touch is expressive and has a nice feel, unlike nearly every other spinet ever built. Historically, most spinet piano-actions have used substandard plastic parts that eventually break and need replacing – all 88 of them! Baldwin has always built their Acrosonic piano-actions with traditional hardwood components like maple or hornbeam, and well-engineered designs. This instrument was built for the home and the family. Many are passed down from generation to generation.

My grandmother had a Baldwin piano, so did my Mom and I’m going to have one too!

Acrosonic Spinet Piano by Baldwin 3 Fallboard at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Fallboard to protect the keyboard.

The unique design of its spinet piano made the Baldwin and Acrosonic range of models the most popular in American piano building history. Akros, a Greek word meaning “extreme, summit or topmost” became Acro, also meaning “Expanded”, in a way. The Acropolis is a citadel at the summit or highest point of Athens, Greece. Sonic derives from Sonus in Greek and denotes “Sound”. Therefore, the model’s name Acrosonic refers to the “Expanded sound” of this smaller piano. The name was patented and is registered in the US Patent Office.

Acrosonic Spinet Piano by Baldwin 3 Decal at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Akros is Expanded. Sonic is Sound.

Acrosonic Spinet Piano by Baldwin 3 Plate at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Best-selling piano in American piano building history.

Acrosonic Spinet Piano by Baldwin 3 Strings at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Very little wear in the piano-action or hammer felts.

Yamaha model G2 Grand Piano

Yamaha model G2 Grand Piano

Yamaha Classic Collection 5’-7” Living Room Grand Piano.

  The mid-size G2 provides sufficient power for louder play without overwhelming the surroundings and any loss of clarity. This Yamaha model G2 grand piano was purchased here in Albuquerque in 1975 at the authorized Yamaha dealership, Paul Muench Studios on south San Mateo Blvd. SE. As a result, it is happily acclimated and well-adjusted to our unique climate and the piano has had a very stable, serene and peaceful life here in Albuquerque. Pianos that have been moved a lot have more tumultuous lives and it usually shows in their internal anatomy. There is very little wear in the piano’s action and it’s obvious this low mileage piano wasn’t played very much. It is in excellent condition – structurally and aesthetically and the instrument should provide decades of musical pleasure and enjoyment. We will be happy to offer a two-year warranty. The original matching duet bench with music storage is included and so is local first-floor delivery.

Yamaha model G2 Grand Piano 3 Full Lid at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Full lid prop position for maximum tone escapement.

Yamaha model G2 Grand Piano 3 Side at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

The 5′-7″ length performs better than a baby grand piano.

This instrument has the classic Yamaha tone-quality that the company has made their well-earned reputation on. It has a wide dynamic range and will play very quietly (pianissimo) through very loudly (fortissimo). The harmonic content (timbre) isn’t too bright nor is it too mellow and it is fairly uniform from section to section. Some Yamaha models are thought to be too bright or harmonic rich, but this one has more of an American tone-quality, meaning left of center mellow with a strong bass response and a singing treble. Worn hammers are often the culprit with bright Yamaha’s. That certainly isn’t the case here. The duration of tone (sustain) is substantial which lends itself to classical music and standards. The attack isn’t percussive but more of a rounded one that once again, is more of an American quality. The touch is classic Yamaha, as well, very responsive, balanced and even, that will permit the pianist to play emotively and express themselves in their music. The middle pedal is a true Sostenuto for the more advanced and knowledgeable pianist. It is a wonderful instrument to sit down, relax and enjoy.

Yamaha model G2 Grand Piano 3 Decal at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

In 1899, a watchmaker named Torakusu Yamaha visited Steinway & Sons in New York to learn to build pianos. Export of pianos to the United States began around 1960.

Yamaha model G2 Grand Piano, 5’-7” length, S# 2003643, Mfg. 1975, Walnut satin finish.

88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – only $9950.

Yamaha pianos are well-known for their excellent engineering and design plus rigid quality controls in manufacturing. The G-series models (G1, G2 and G3) were built in the main factory in Hamamatsu, Japan where their more desirable models are built. Based on sales, this line of pianos is arguably among the most popular in the long history of grand piano building worldwide. The Yamaha piano-action is universally praised by musicians and technicians alike. Artists endorsements are numerous with Elton John coming to mind. Many colleges and universities have become “All-Yamaha Schoolsas an attraction to potential students desiring quality pianos to practice and perform on during their studies.

Yamaha model G2 Grand Piano 3 Strings at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Excellent condition – inside and out.

In Institutional settings, Yamaha pianos are well-known for being reliable low maintenance instruments requiring fewer tunings, repairs and regulation. This appeals to music department budgets. Current new Yamaha models have become very expensive for a variety of reasons including rising labor rates, costs of materials and unfavorable currency exchange rates so that makes this piano an excellent value comparatively, with other Japanese-built Yamaha pianos.

Yamaha model G2 Grand Piano 3 Pedals at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

A closed lid is a handsome way to display the piano.

Yamaha model P2 Studio Upright Piano

Yamaha model P2 Studio Upright Piano

Ideal for a working piano studio.

  The no frills model P2 at the time was a part of the Yamaha Classic Collection. The P-series has historically been one of Yamaha’s most popular vertical piano line and has had huge financial success. Living space is at a premium in Japan and Europe so fewer grands are sold, making a strong case for a high-quality upright like this. Yamaha also has factories situated in China and Indonesia where their lesser quality lines of pianos are built. Lower labor costs there enable more economical price points. Designed for the experienced pianist and professional musician, the Yamaha model P2 Studio piano was built in the main factory in Hamamatsu, Japan and offers outstanding musical performance, setting the standards by which many other upright pianos are measured. A perennial favorite among discerning pianists, they feature outstanding tone, touch and durability.

Yamaha model P2 Studio Upright Piano 2 Treble at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Classic satin ebony finish and clean furniture lines.

As always, this piano is sourced locally, per our company policy. It has lived here in Albuquerque for at least the past twenty years so it is happily acclimated to our unique desert Southwest climate. Though this Yamaha model P2 Studio piano was manufactured in 1965, it was played very little so the moving parts in the action have minimal wear. It has recently been serviced by competent and knowledgeable technicians. It is in excellent condition – structurally and aesthetically, and should offer you decades of musical fulfillment.

Yamaha model P@ Studio Upright Piano 2 Decal at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Sturdy music desk and sheet music lip for lengthy musical scores.

Yamaha model P2 Studio Upright Piano, S# 403450, Mfg. 1965, Ebony satin finish

88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – $3450.

Yamaha has had a well-deserved reputation for superior quality control and virtually perfect preparation at the factory. They arrive at the dealership in flawless condition. Technicians are enthusiastic about servicing them due to their exceptional engineering and design. Many highly respected musicians are Yamaha Artists and endorse these pianos. Elton John comes to mind. Many schools of music have become All-Yamaha Schools as a means to attract students desiring quality musical instruments during their studies and practice. Institutions especially like the low-maintenance character of these pianos because they are averse to recurring budget costs for tuning and service. You will find their products nearly everywhere else too: homes, churches, on stage, in the recording studio, and the like.

Yamaha model P2 Studio Upright Piano 2 Plate at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Excellent condition – inside and out.

It has the classic Yamaha “feel”; the accuracy and responsiveness that permits vivid musical expression and a wide dynamic range. The tone is rich and colorful. Being a 45” vertical, the bass is strong and robust. We had only to do our usual dealer prep in our restoration shop and nothing more. That means pitch correction, voicing, tightening action screws, minor action regulation, cleaning inside, etc. It has the classic Yamaha evenness of touch; fast, accurate and responsive with an excellent repetition. The tone is also classic Yamaha. It is harmonic-rich and sonorous with an excellent dynamic range, meaning the pianist can perform the subtlest pianissimos and most forceful fortissimos. The finish is classic satin ebony. Complimentary local, first-floor professional delivery is included. The original matching bench has music storage.

Yamaha model P2 Studio Upright Piano 2 Fallboard at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Boston style fallboard and lock to protect the keyboard and lid lock to protect the interior.

Yamaha model P2 Studio Upright Piano 2 Logo at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

The Yamaha logo is three musical tuning forks intertwined – even on a snowmobile!

Yamaha model P2 Studio Upright Piano 2 Lid at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

The fold over half-lid and prop allows escapement of sound waves for a fuller tone.

Yamaha model P22 Studio Upright Piano

Yamaha model P22 Studio Upright Piano

American made Yamaha School Piano.

  Designed for schools, practice rooms and teaching studios, the Yamaha model P22 Studio Upright piano is often chosen by experienced pianists for both home and professional use. It is often regarded as the best bargain in the entire Yamaha line partly because it is priced low to compete for school bids. Their uprights are also popular in performance venues, houses of worship and recording studios. Just watch music videos on YouTube and you’ll see their their pianos represented well.

Yamaha model P22 Studio Upright Piano 5 Decal at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Classic black Institutional satin finish.

Built in the USA, the Yamaha model P22 studio upright piano cabinetry is suitable for a casual or formal home décor. It isn’t fancy, but stately and handsome with a traditional American appearance. This Institutional cabinet is finished in dark black veneers with a satin lacquer finish. It has an ample-sized music desk with sheet music lip that can accommodate larger music books or multi-page musical charts or scores. There is a fallboard lock to protect the keys and a lid lock to restrict access to the inside. The Boston-style fallboard is the two-piece folding type that is more secure and won’t slam shut, nor will it warp, get stuck and scratch the sides. The four dual-wheel casters are sturdy hard rubber so it can be moved easily without damaging the floor. The original duet bench suitable for two players is included. It has storage, too. So is local, first-floor professional delivery.

Yamaha model P22 Studio Upright Piano 5 Fallboard at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Boston fallboard with two pieces and a long piano hinge.

Yamaha model P22 Studio Upright Piano, S# T303206, Mfg. 2004, Ebony satin finish.

88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price only $3450.

This piano was built in 2004 and played very little so it has minimal amounts of wear in the action. Thankfully, it was never located in a school, just light use in a home. The structural condition is excellent. The cabinet lid has some patina, but the aesthetics are good otherwise. It was purchased new here in Albuquerque right up the street at the Authorized Yamaha piano dealership, Music World so it is happily acclimated and fully adjusted to our lack of humidity. We will be happy to warrant the piano for two years.

Yamaha model P22 Studio Upright Piano 5 Desk at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Sturdy music desk to accommodate large books and lengthy musical scores. 

The piano was in excellent condition when we received it and needed very little. We cleaned the instrument inside and out, tuned it to pitch and regulated the action in the 88 Keys Piano Restoration shop so it performs optimally. The touch is classic Yamaha; expressive, accurate and responsive. The tone quality is lovely. The bass tones are particularly robust, the tenor is rich and the treble sings clear and bell-like. This Yamaha piano is conceivably a life-time purchase.

Yamaha model P22 Studio Upright Piano 5 Plate at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

The Yamaha logo is three musical tuning forks intertwined… even on a snowmobile!

Yamaha professional upright models are widely used in the practice rooms of music schools due to their durability and tolerance of abuse. A practice room piano can be signed-up for and played for hours every day of the school week, for decades. The model P22 has a reputation for being a low maintenance instrument. This saves the Institution money of course but it also insures that the music students are practicing on an in-tune instrument that performs well mechanically. They are designed for reliability and stability in adverse environments, then constructed with Yamaha’s legendary quality control.

Yamaha model P22 Studio Upright Piano 5 Hammers at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Legendary reputation for quality control and design.

Yamaha model P22 Studio Upright Piano 5 Lid at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Built in the modern Yamaha piano factory in Thomaston, Georgia.

Yamaha model P22 Studio Upright Piano 5 Caster at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Heavy duty double wheel rubber casters for easy movement.

Story and Clark Deluxe 3 Studio Upright Piano

Story and Clark Deluxe 3 Studio Upright Piano

Harmonic convergence with beauty and functionality.

  This designer piece is a beauty to behold with its graceful, beveled lines, Sheraton tapered legs with ornate brass ferrules and delicate toe-bars, shapely music-rack and ribbon mahogany polished finish. The cabinetry is built from striking red mahogany wood veneers and preserved with a polished finish, and free of any particle board. All of the hardware is solid brass. The music-desk is sturdy in order to accommodate a heavy book and long enough for a multiple page musical score. The covering for the keyboard is a smoothly-sliding fallboard that won’t scratch the sides or warp, and get stuck inside. The middle pedal is a practice function with a muffler to mute the hammers. Even the original matching bench with its matching legs is lovely to the eyes. The cabinet is in excellent condition and the piano was obviously adored and cared for.

Story and Clark Deluxe 3 Studio Upright Piano Bass at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Polished ribbon mahogany finish.

Story and Clark Deluxe 3 Studio Upright Piano Lid at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Open with lid prop for tone escapement.

It has been a long time resident here in Albuquerque, so it is happily acclimated and well-adjusted to our unique climate. The overall condition is excellent; structurally and aesthetically. It wasn’t played very much but was intended to be the lovely focal point of the formal living room. We provided a thorough action regulation, cleaning and multiple tunings for stability in our restoration shop.  The tuning pins are tight, so it holds tune well.  Given Story & Clark’s well-earned reputation for maintenance-free durability, this piano should provide many more years of enjoyment and musical fulfillment. We’re happy to warrant the instrument for two years. Complimentary local, first-floor professional delivery is included.

Story and Clark Deluxe 3 Studio Upright Piano Leg at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

 Sheraton tapered legs with ornate brass ferrules and delicate toe-bars.

Story and Clark Deluxe 3 Studio Upright Piano, S# 1526523, 47-inches height, Mfg. 2008©, Polished Ribbon Mahogany finish.

88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – Only $3950.

Hampton Story began his retail piano business in 1857 and was joined by Melville Clark in 1884. They actually had a thriving reed organ manufacturing business in Chicago, Ill. before they built pianos. Eventually, there were also factories in London, England and Berlin, Germany. When they began building pianos, the factory was located in Grand Haven, Michigan which was called “Furniture Country” at the time due to its numerous furniture factories. Logging and lumber mills thrived there due to the vast forests of diverse timber in the area which included the northern US and Canada. Hardwoods and softwoods were plentiful. A piano is constructed with various different species of woods, depending on the need whether it be strength, flexibility, density, beauty, uniformity of grain, etc.

Story and Clark Deluxe 3 Studio Upright Piano Decal at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Hampton L Story – Est. 1857

After leaving the piano industry, Mr. Story went on to help develop Coronado Island across the bay from San Diego and build the luxurious Hotel del Coronado in what became Coronado, California. The “Hotel del” is an architectural gem and the second largest wooden structure in the US. The Crown room is perfectly round and built without any metal fasteners like nails, screws or bolts, but only wooden dowels, joints and pegs. Mr. Clark, ironically went on to found the QRS company (Quality Roll Systems – think player-piano rolls) in 1900 and they designed old-fashioned pneumatic (air pressure with a bellows) player-pianos and eventually, new electronic disk-player systems that became popular in the 1990’s. Those systems are actually wireless today and play wirelessly through networks with no need for disk drives. You can control them with your phone or tablet. To complete the circle, QRS acquired the Story & Clark Piano Co. in 1993 in order to offer these player-systems in their own piano brand.

Story and Clark Spinet Piano at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom

World renowned Hotel del Coronado.

Story and Clark Deluxe 3 Studio Upright Piano Pedals at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Soft, Practice muffler and Damper pedals.

Story and Clark Deluxe 3 Studio Upright Piano Bench at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Beautifully designed piano bench.

Story and Clark Deluxe 3 Studio Upright Piano Fallboard at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Fallboard closed to protect the keyboard.

Story and Clark Deluxe 3 Studio Upright Piano Quality at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse

Excellent condition – structurally and aesthetically.