41-inch Console Piano in Brown Cherry finish.
“Good used piano” is an apt description for this sturdy piano. It would be an ideal and affordable students’ beginner piano, and a lovely piece of furniture for the living room, den or library. A Fischer console piano is normally in a traditional cabinet style and this one, with its cherry finish, needlepoint bench cover, ornately turned legs and finials appears to be Early American, a faithful interpretation of Colonial styling, reflecting the charm of old New England. It is in excellent musical condition. The action plays well, and it has a strong, rich tone-quality for a console piano. It has lived the vast majority of its life here in Albuquerque, so it is happily acclimated and well-adjusted to our unique, dry climate. It holds its tune and came to us at concert pitch (A-440). The structural integrity of its core is excellent, and it should offer decades of musical performance. We will be happy to offer a two-year warranty with the piano. Aesthetically, its furniture cabinet is free of damage, mars or major scratches. The solid brass pedals and hardware are richly polished with a vintage sheen. It features an ample music desk to accommodate large books or long musical scores. Its costlier two-piece Boston-style fallboard has the best design for protecting keys and fingers plus not becoming jammed inside the piano or scratching the sides. The original, matching bench with storage and needlepoint is included and it’s in great condition also. Local first-floor professional delivery is also included.
Ideal for the beginner to moderate player
Early American furniture style and the charm of old New England
88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – only $1850.
Fischer Console Piano, S# 202293, Mfg. 1962, Brown cherry finish
John and Charles Fischer formed the J & C Fischer Piano Company in New York, NY around est. 1840. They were the sons of Viennese piano maker Carl Fischer who established his piano factory in Naples, Italy during the late 1700’s. They evidently learned the craft well, because their exceptional pianos enjoyed great success, and they were one of the largest builders throughout the 19th and 20th centuries in America. In 1896, the factory built its 100,000th piano which at the time was quite a feat. There weren’t any time-saving power tools in those days, and still the company averaged around 5,000 pianos annually. In the industry, Fischer pianos were widely considered to be top-quality instruments. In 1908 the J & C Fischer Piano Co. was sold to the American Piano Co. and then in 1932 became part of the Aeolian–American piano empire. During the Great Depression, many other prominent names came under the same control. This Fischer console piano was built in 1962 at their East Rochester, NY factory alongside Mason & Hamlin, Wm. Knabe, Chickering & Sons and other fine, historical piano brands. Their other major factory was located in Memphis, Tennessee where their less-desirable secondary piano lines were built. By 1985, Aeolian-American had closed both factories and shut down operations due to its inability to compete effectively with cheaper imported Asian pianos. The Fischer name was then sold to various other manufacturers over the late 20th and early 21st centuries, resulting in the Fischer name being produced for over 175 years.
Traditional brown cherry satin lacquer finish
Flawless keyboard and ample music desk
The piano-action is well-regulated and ready to enjoy
J & C Fischer Piano Company est. 1840
Excellent condition – structurally and aesthetically