1926 Knabe Mini-Concert Grand Piano
This piano stands 7’6” long with an ebony finish. It shows normal wear and tear in the finish for its age. It was rebuilt around 1995 and has been serviced regularly ever since. Playability and tone are excellent. Built in 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland, this piano is a perfect example of pre-war American craftsmanship. Pianos of this era were built to last with choice quality soundboards and sturdy bracing and case materials. The tone is exquisite and the notes seem to resonate forever. This is truly a “piano players piano “ that was made for the player who appreciates a quality instrument with fabulous playability and tone. The rich and wondrous tonal quality of the Knabe pianos has often been described as the nearest approach to the human singing voice. And this piano stands true to that claim.
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the world’s greatest conductor of his time, was the guest of honor for the official opening of Carnegie Hall in 1891 and the event was sponsored by Knabe. Tchaikovsky’s appeared the as guess conductor for the opening engagement and featured a grand piano that historic night as Tchaikovsky ushered in the evening’s concert and led the New York Music Society's orchestra in his “Festival Coronation March”.
It was in 1926, that Knabe entered the history books, as it was chosen to be the official piano of the New York Metropolitan Opera. A Knabe grand piano was played by some of the great artists of that celebrated organization, including Rosa Ponselle, a mainstay at the New York Metropolitan Opera and one of the greatest sopranos of the past 100 years.
This is your opportunity to own a piece of history that will offer you years of piano playing enjoyment. This Knabe piano is being offered for $12,500. All reasonable offers will be considered.
Please contact Jeff at 404.376.7419. Piano located in Smyrna, Georgia close to Interstate 285.