Steinway & Sons, Duo-Art Reproducer, Louis Case, Fully Resto
If you haven’t ever heard a Steinway player piano of this caliber you are in for a real treat. This is one of those spectacles from the past, truly a “wonder” of history, the United States and humanity. This Duo-art player mechanism that has been expertly rebuilt here in our shop and has the ability to recreate the very best pianist that have ever lived. During the turn of the century Aeolian, Welte, and Ampico created a device in which it enabled them to record every detail of any artist that sat within their studios. These recording are still used as the best representations of artist like Horowitz, Rachmaninoff, Rubinstein, and many more. With over 2,875 recordings to date there is quit a large selection of music available. and that is just Duo-Art. In total, there are 16,000 plus recordings available from other brands.
This Steinway is an absolute rarity, it is usually a rare thing to ever see a Louis Case but the addition of the player makes this piano 1 of only 3 produced that year and less than 100 ever produced. We have restored every aspect of this instrument including 100% of the player mechanism. The player consist of over 8,200 moving parts using mainly leather, wool, neoprene, twill, and rubberized cloth to restore this magnificent player. Once we finished the player mechanism we started the process of restoring the finish and strings. No expenses were spared when it came to this piano, every aspect was meticulously thought out and restored using only the finest products available.
Most importantly this piano has the ability to be played as a normal instrument with no difference within the action assembly and general touch, feel, and tone qualities of a Steinway. You really get the best of both worlds.
We look forward to hearing from you, if you are interested in this piano.