All Used InstrumentsSteinway & Sons Model L 5’10” Walnut Grand Piano
Retails for: $95800.00Discount: (74%) $71354SALE Price: $24446.00
It’s finally happened. We have just got in a 1927 Steinway and Sons Model L. This piano for it’s age MUST BE PLAYED! You will not believe the tone and touch of this fantastic piano. It’s extremely rare to find a piano from the “Golden Era” of piano building in this type of condition, but it’s here and we love it. If you’re lucky enough to stop in and try it, we’re sure you’ll love it too. If not, listen to Joe Buglio play it below. You’ll be glad you did. Also, below is some information about the Steinway and Sons company as well as specifications of this Model L. Hopefully, we’ll see you soon. A Matching Bench and 3 Year Warranty are included.
STEINWAY AND SONS
Almost from the first arrival in New York of the Steinway family, in 1850, the name has been famous in the history of the American piano. The single aim of the founder was to produce an ideal instrument, and with what grand and satisfactory results, the career of the house which he founded attests. The Steinway piano is distinctly and indisputably artistic in its sphere. Its development is a fascinating story and lends honor and credit to its makers as well as to the art of piano-making. “Steinway” pianos are made in all styles and for all climes and all lands; uprights, grands and concert grands. There is no need to season a piano for destination.
The first Steinway piano was made by Henry Engelhard Steinway, with his own hands. Its construction occupied a whole year. When Theodore Steinway, for whom this famous piano was built, was fourteen years old, the business of manufacture was so well perfected that the Steinway piano took the premium at the Brunswick Fair.
The Steinway over strung pianos were next exhibited at the American Institute, held in the New York Crystal Palace, in 1855, and took all prizes. The London Exposition followed in 1862, and the Paris Exposition in 1867, at which the Steinway pianos received the first prize medal and the grand gold medal, respectively. The piano received at least thirty-five premiums at the principal fairs in the United States between the years 1855 and 1862, since which time the house has been an exhibitor at international expositions only. The “Steinway” has been used by the most eminent artists of both hemispheres and is as well known in art circles of the Old World as it is in the New.
There has been no change in the Steinway goal. Perfection is still the aim and the result, skilled craftsmanship is still the means loyalty and pride have simply been spilled over from family worker to factory worker. Where mass production logically stresses speed, economy, and replaceable parts, the Steinways still stress beauty, quality, and durability.
The Steinway piano is too well known to require any great endorsement here. In every consumer publication, in every era for over one hundred and fifty years, Steinway is the standard of comparison the world over. Any statement contrary to that fact is simply competitors defeat and is not worthy of comment here.
Made entirely from hard rock maple and mahogany; laminations; continuous bent, both inner & outer form one single rim; unequaled strength and stability.
4 solid spruce; spruce provides tensile strength with less weight. Maple dowels fasten braces to rim producing a single homogenous foundation upon which is built the entire tonal component. The S & S iron wedge anchors brace ends securely to crossblock assuring permanent rim posture.
Hexagrip patented design; 6 laminations of quartered hardrock maple and bubinga stock. Grain symmetrically distributed at successive angles of 45° or 90° employing grain direction uniformly around the circumference of the tuning pin to provide the ultimate in pin grippage. As a result of this exclusive design, the tuning pin has smoother movement under torque, a more uniform retaining action for solid setting, and a piano which will hold its tuning longer.
Created like the soundboard of violins to give a free and even response throughout the entire scale, it is so constructed as to be 9 mm thick in the center and tapered to 6 mm as it approaches the rim and outer case before being DOUBLE CROWNED. This design permits complete freedom of movement, while acting as a homogenous unit to displace a greater amount of air, thereby creating a richer and more lasting tonal response. Close-grained, quarter-sawn Sitka or European spruce, a wood having unusual stability and vibrance under stress and vibration, is used exclusively for the soundboard.
Made from durable spruce to assure strong and constant support of string down-bearing on the soundboard. Rib ends are hand-fitted into their mounting surfaces virtually locking in the important soundboard crown.
Treble: Hard rock maple vertical laminations capped with solid hard rock maple; planed to prescribed height, graphite coated, drilled, and notched by hand for precise individual string bearing. Design defies splitting. Bass: Continuous with treble. Maple doweled, glued, and screwed to soundboard.
Overstrung; combination agraffe; Front AND rear duplex. Tension: 19,000 kg.
Sturdy gray iron; filled, CNC-milled, and sealed; bronzed and lacquered.
Premium steel with rust-resistant, nickeled heads.
TREBLE: from high-tensile Swedish and American steel. BASS: Swedish steel core wire wound with pure copper.
Premium wool top felt over premium wool under felt; treated to resist insects. Compression-wired to retain permanent shape. Hard kotibe moldings. Shanks from select hornbean and maple.
Horizontal-cut premium wool for effective dampening. Bubinga heads for endurance.
White, quarter-sawn hornbean parts are bushed with specially treated wool action cloth for freedom from friction. Parts are anchored in hard maple dowels housed in inflexible seamless brass tubing to assure precise & stable regulation. Exclusive single, combination phosphor bronze repetition and fly spring provides constant crisp touch response. Specially designed to respond 14% faster fortissimo and 6% faster pianissimo.
European spruce, individually weighed-off. Chip-proof, stain-resistant coverings for naturals; slip-proof, delicately abraded ebonized sharps. Tough, durable Linden wood buttons reinforce keys over balance rail permitting maximum tonal power with every strike.
Made from planks of stable, quarter-sawn spruce. Horizontal planks are freely mortised together, while their ends are permanently mortised into vertical planks, presenting a vented system for humidity escapement while allowing for necessary expansion and contraction. Front center is crowned contrasting the reverse-crowned action frame for snug fit. This design intensifies key movement and prevents “slapping” during heavy playing. Large beech dowel ends provide a solid mount for adjustable brass touch-regulating screws. Thickness: 1-3/4″ (42 mm).
Heavy, solid brass. Soft, sustaining, and full sostenuto.