Civil War Knabe Sq Grand Partially Restored 2500 obo
Antique Wm Knabe sq grand circa 1883 for sale. I have copies of an appraisal done by Beach Piano Services (Virginia Beach, VA) and additional pictures upon request.
The piano is in excellent condition and has been stored in a climate controlled storage facility. It plays well and has great sound, though a couple keys are sluggish and it will need retuning.
Recently replaced pins, soundboard, bridge, hammers, dampers, and strings. (About $12,000 worth of restoration within the past few years.)
Original ivory keys and steel casters.
Size is 42 x 82
Here are a couple links to the history of Knabe: http://www.knabepianos.com/history.php and http://home.comcast.net/~rblang/knabe/knabe.htm
Note that Francis Scott Key, composer of the national anthem, owned a Knabe square grand. Other famous Knabe owners include Tchaikovsky, Woodrow Wilson, and Herbert Hoover. General Robert E. Lee was a frequent guest at the Knabe household. Additionally, Knabe is the official piano of the New York Metropolitan Opera.
As the pictures show, this is a beautiful instrument with exceptional intricate detailing on the legs, pedal, music stand, and golden interior. $2,500 is an absolute steal for this amazing piano, but other offers are welcomed. Buyer is responsible for pick up and delivery.
Please contact me via email, text, or call if you have any questions or would like to view it. Serious buyers only please.
** Scammers: Do not contact. I am intelligent enough to recognize scams right away. In addition, I'm requiring the escrow service. Please stop wasting my time. **