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.
Polished ribbon mahogany finish.
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.
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.
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.
World renowned Hotel del Coronado.
Soft, Practice muffler and Damper pedals.
Beautifully designed piano bench.
Fallboard closed to protect the keyboard.
Excellent condition – structurally and aesthetically.