6'4.5' Long Model A; Bass is Like Steinway Model B!!!
This is a 1926 Steinway grand piano model Long A with 88 keys. A new Sitka spruce sound board along with a new delignite pin block were installed by Juan who works used to work at the Steinway factory. All new Steinway action parts--shanks, flanges and whippens are installed and regulated by Yuri, another Steinway technician who also installed Steinway hammers and voiced them and regulated the action. New key bushings, usually neglected but one of the most critical aspect of action regulations, are installed by Eddie, anther Steinway technician, along with new back-checks. The piano is 6'4.5' long and the serial number is 241809. The case has been refinished in satin ebony lacquer. We provide a 5 year warranty on the piano in writing and referrals from our previous Steinway customers. If you have any questions, please feel free to call us at (201) 264-2433, Sandy.
What most people do not realize about hand made Steinway grand pianos is that the outcome of those pianos totally depends on the skill levels of those fine piano technicians. It took us almost a decade to realize this simple fact!
Since our Steinway grand pianos are totally hand made, we have selectted some of the best Steinway technicians around the Greater New York area--the process which took us almost a decade!
A bellyman who installs a soundboard and pin block is Juan Torebio who has spend over 30 years installing the soundboards.
For action work, we use Alex who prepares all the concert pianos at Steinway factory--Steinway set aside their best pianos for the Concert Dept. Alex himself is a professional level pianist himself; therefore, he knows what those high level pianists are looking for in the sound and touch. For key bushings, we use Eddie Corresco and for dampers, Carlos who are still working at the Steinway factory or have worked at the factory in the past.
The outcome of those pianos is a beautiful sound with even and smooth touch. Alex at one point mentioned to us that the trebel of Steinway pianos that he prepares at the factory are not as good as the pianos that Juan has installed the soundboard. This is exactly what Alex has said to us, 'the sustain of treble in this piano--done by Juan--is twice as long as the ones at the factory.' So, I've ask Juan why that was the case. The Juan's answer was very interesting. At the factory, a machine installs a soundboard nowadays. In order to make it easier for the mashine to install the soundboard, Steinway uses less desirabel wood for the ribs--Sugar Pine--rather than more desirable wood--Alaska Skita Spruce. Since Juan installs the board by hand, he only uses Alaska Sitka Spruce for the ribs, which he believe is the best material. That's why the treble of his pianos has the twice the sustain when compared to the new Steinway pianos at the factory.
Seeing is believing; you should come out and try out those pianos. We live only a mile north of G.W. Bridge. I work in the city; therefore, I can meet you in the city and take the ferry together. On weekends, I will be glad to pick you up in the city anytime except on Sunday around noon since I will be taking my piano lesson.