Excellent playing condition, signed by Henry Z Steinway III
Originally selected personally at the Steinway factory in NYC by David Horine (http://www.horines.net/Home_Page.html) as his personal instrument, which he occasionally lent out for concerts in the Bloomington, IL area. He told me the piano was played by Emanuel Ax and André Watts, among others. The frame is signed by Henry Z. Steinway III.
I purchased it from David in July of 2007. It was delivered to my house after voicing, regulation and a little damper work.
During its residence there (until September of 2011) it was serviced every three months or so by John Minor (http://pianotuners.co/technician/illinois/1199-John-Minor), head tuner at the University of Illinois and Krannert Center. John did some fine adjustments on the action, such as cleaning the key pins, lubricating the knuckles, etc., along with regular voicing. He also replaced the damper felts during the first year I had it.
In January of 2010, Steve Smith of The Piano People (http://pianopeoplemattoon.com/; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSKkDUpLDm8) replaced the hammers and shanks with a new set of NY D ones.
After we moved in to our Naperville residence, it was again regulated and revoiced (July 2012) by Ben Gac (http://www.BensPianoTuning.com).
For at least three years I practiced fairly regularly on the instrument (2007-2010), on average about 2 hours a day during the week and 6 or 7 hours on weekends, with occasional interruptions. I also performed chamber music with a cellist and then a violinist at my home (for the latter it was tuned up to 442). I have unfortunately developed severe right hand problems which have completely stopped me from playing; this is the only reason I am now selling the instrument.
The tonal range of this NY D is rather large; after the new hammers I had it voiced back to something suitable to a house, but it could easily be voiced up to be used in a hall again.
Artist bench included.