Hepplewhite designer cabinetry styling.
The classic heritage of 18th-century England is gracefully preserved in this superb adaptation of the style and embodiment of a master designer. Aside from its qualities as a musical instrument you will appreciate this Hobart M Cable spinet piano for its sheer beauty as an object. The furniture cabinet is finished in a light American cherry wood, and it represents the highest level of cabinetry available. Even the original, matching bench is a work of art. They are both in flawless condition, structurally and aesthetically. The piano was built in the Story & Clark piano factory in Grand Haven, Michigan; the heart of “Furniture Country” 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 and different species of wood, depending on the need or function, whether it be strength, flexibility, density, beauty, uniformity of grain, etc. so the location was an advantage. Today, Story & Clark still exists, and they build America’s very best player-piano systems.
Affordable period-style musical instrument.
Hobart M Cable spinet piano, Hepplewhite furniture style, cherry satin lacquer finish, 36” height, Mfg. 1960.
88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – only $1500.
The piano has lived in Albuquerque for decades and it is happily acclimated and well-adjusted to our unique climate, so it ought to provide decades more of musical enjoyment to the new owner. There is minimal wear for its age on the hammers and damper felts, plus the other moving action and trapwork parts. All of the tuning pins are tight so it will hold its tuning. Loose tuning pins are a common problem in our dry and arid climate, and they are costly to repair and can be aggravating for the psyche. It spent two weeks in our restoration shop and received the normal tunings and pitch-raises, minor action regulations and thorough cleaning of the interior. We will be happy to offer a two-year warranty, in-home tuning and professional local, first-floor delivery.
Built as the Story & Clark premium spinet model.
Shown with the two-piece Boston-style fallboard protecting the keys.
Not a big tone-quality, but a pretty one.