This Steinway & Sons 1912 Model O Grand Piano in Ebony finish is 5' 10" in length with 7 1/4 octaves, 88 notes.
The Model O is the largest of Steinway’s “small grands.” This piano is large enough to satisfy those who demand a full, rich sound, yet sized to fit in almost any home. The Model O is very similar to the Model L. The New York Steinway factory discontinued the Model O Grand in 1923 and replaced with the new Steinway Model L. Very similar in both size and performance, the main difference between these two models is that the Model L features a more squared off tail design. This feature was introduced to allow for a larger soundboard area. The Hamburg Steinway factory continued production of the Model O and never put the Model L into regular production. In a rare move, the Model O was reintroduced by Steinway, New York in 2005, replacing the Model L.
We recently acquired this Steinway & Sons Model O Grand piano at an estate sale. This piano dates to 1912 and was built in New York with serial #156xxx. We have received a letter of origin from Steinway that shows that this piano completed manufacturing on December 10, 1912 and shipped on December 11, 1912 to B. Drehers & Sons in Cleveland, Ohio, which was Steinway's local dealer at the time. So it has spent its life in our area, as Cleveland is located about 50 miles north of The Farm. The letter of origin also states the replacement value for, insurance purposes, of $87,600, which is the current 2020 price comparable to a new Steinway & Sons Grand Model O Ebony Finish piano.
The soundboard is in great condition, without any buzzing or cracks. The action is smooth. This piano has been refinished at some point and the original brass hardware has been painted silver on the hinges, pedals and wheels. It includes the bench pictured.
In addition, we also paid for a piano technician to come in and oil the keys, check the action and inspect and analyze its true condition. He found that it is in overall great condition and that the soundboard is in wonderful, near perfect, condition. He also confirmed that the keys have been replaced, it has been refinished and re-hammered. Although it's currently tuned a half-step down, he confirmed that it does hold a tune with ease and that the action is smooth and sturdy. Overall, he was very impressed with the condition and playability of this amazing piano.
Shipping is free in the USA, lower 48, via a national professional piano moving company that we have been using for the last 20+ years. They deliver door to door across the country and can take anywhere from 2 to 5 weeks for delivery, depending on where you are located.
*wire transfer ONLY will be accepted for the purchase of this piano*