Restored 5' 7' Style A Knabe Grand
Purchased in 1947 from the original owner who ordered it in 1905 from Wm Knabe & Co. During the time between the purchase and delivery he was diagnosed with tuberculosis and moved to Tucson. The piano was completely restored in 1990 and delivered from Tucson to me in Southern California where it has been since and has stood mostly unused. The piano has been tuned and cleaned on a regular basis, the most recent being in late November of this year. The ivory keys are original and in perfect condition. The strings, dampers, felts and some other parts, as required, were replaced in the 1990 resotration. Felt strips were replaced this past November. The finish of the piano is excellent and remains in virtually the as-restored condition. Unfortunately, the 1990 restoration appears to have removed traces of a serial number so while I cannot absolutely prove it was built in 1905 I can provide information supporting the contention.