Mason & Hamlin Grand Piano Classic 5' 4' Model #B43734 c1935
Mason & Hamlin Grand Piano Classic 5' 4' Model #B43734, Mahogany Case, Manufactured Circa 1935 - With Matching Bench, Period Brass Lamp, Metronome
This chief Steinway competitor is acclaimed by top piano technicians as 'The best small grand piano in the business'. The instrument is re-voiced, re-strung, re-keyed and put in top condition by BSO senior technician Laurie Cote. Confirm the 2012 appraised value for this model from the on line 'New Piano Blue Book' by Googling 'Piano Buying Basics' and 'Acoustic Piano'. The free service appraisal lists $52,218 for this model with suggested maximum retail dealer's price of $44,291. We ask much less but for a fair value offer as our piano seeks an appreciative new home.
The free report notes: 'All Mason & Hamlin grands have certain features in common, including a wide-tail design; a full-perimeter plate; an extremely thick and heavy maple rim; a solid spruce soundboard; a seven-ply, quartersawn maple pinblock; and the patented tension-resonator Crown Retention System. The tension resonator (illustrated in 'The Piano Book') invented by Richard Gertz in 1900, consists of a series of turnbuckles that connect to specific points on the inner rim. This system of turnbuckles, sometimes called 'the spider,' is said to lock the rim in place so that it cannot expand with stress and age, thereby preserving the soundboard crown (curvature). Unlike most older pianos, the soundboards of old Mason Hamlins almost always have plenty of crown.'
Easily seen and tried in the metro New York, Putnam/Westchester area. Please contact us for appointment. All reasonable offers considered.