Built by the Baldwin Piano Co. in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Uber sleek, modern Scandinavian cabinet design of this stylish piano has elements of beauty, simplicity and functionality. It is built from teakwood, a tropical hardwood species of tree that is known for its density, durability and water resistance. This makes it popular with furniture manufacturers, boat construction and the occasional piano builder. Teak is known for its beauty and lovely, warm golden-brown lustrous glow and generally straight grain pattern. It also has a pleasant scent, similar to leather. It has a lively appearance in a well-lit New Mexico room, and it won’t fade either, like other piano finishes will when exposed to natural UV light. We enhanced it with a treatment of teak oil to help preserve its longevity. The simplicity of this oil finish is that it is absorbed into the natural wood, rather than a more complex top-coat finish like lacquer or shellac. Scandinavian furniture design is known to incorporate textiles like fabrics and woven textures. This piano has two rattan-material lower front panels that allow the sound waves from the bass section of the soundboard to emanate out into the room for a better bass response, rather than be blocked by a solid 3/4-inch wooden panel. These “tone-escapement” vents account for the functionality of its Scandinavian design.
Scandinavian design in genuine teakwood.
Teakwood Polynesian double-hulled boats were rowed all over the Pacific Ocean.
This piano was built in 1962 though in piano-years it is much younger, having been played sparingly. It has been more of a piece of décor than a working piano. It has lived in Albuquerque for decades so it is happily acclimated to our unique climate and won’t have any service issues. There is minimal wear on the hammers and damper felts plus the other moving action parts. The structural integrity is excellent, including the soundboard and bridges. All of the tuning pins are tight. It spent a week in our restoration shop and received the normal tuning, minor action regulations and thorough cleaning of the interior. We are happy to offer a two-year warranty. The delightfully cute original matching upholstered bench is included. Complimentary local, first-story professional delivery is also included.
Genuine Rattan lower panels for aesthetics plus tone escapement for a more robust bass response.
Teakwood Acrosonic Spinet Piano, S# 737290, Mfg. 1962
88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – $2450.
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 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. This instrument was designed for the home and the family. Many are passed down from generation to generation. 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. The touch is expressive and has a nice feel, unlike nearly every other spinet ever built. There is a music desk with a long sheet music lip so heavy books or long music charts can be accommodated.
Made in the USA.
The unique design of its spinet piano made the Acrosonic range of models the most popular in American piano building history. Akros, a Greek word meaning “extreme, summit or topmost” became Acro, meaning “Expanded”. The Acropolis is a citadel at the highest point of Athens, Greece. Sonic derives from Sonus and denotes “Sound”. Therefore, the model name Acrosonic refers to the “Expanded sound” of this smaller piano. The name was patented and is still registered in the US Patent Office.
Excellent condition – minimal wear and tear.
Easy access to the piano action for proper service.
Music desk rail and rack for books and scores.
Bring harmony to your home with design functionality to last.