1886 Steinway & Sons Upright Piano
This 1886 Steinway piano was just brought into the Central New York area, and was just in service by an Eastman School of Music piano major. It is in very good playing condition, as to meet the needs of it's discriminating recent owner.
This piano has significant investment potential. There is a similar Steinway for sale an hour away that is listed by a professional restorer for $19,500 (fully restored price). [I can send you the link if you can't find the listing from the Ithaca area].
Having recently acquired this instrument, I was in the phase of deciding what level of restoration to conduct when news of my upcoming move out of the city revealed itself. Now these decisions will be the next owner's. And one could be quite pleased leaving it as-is.
As far as any restoration ideas are concerned, the furniture aspect is what I was focusing on, as the action and playability of this Steinway are surprisingly solid. Extremely advanced players may want to have some minor action regulation and/or some (hammer) voicing done after moving the piano. But again, keep in mind that this instrument was just in service by a player with very high standards. The ebony cabinet has no shortage of touched up scratches and chips- typical for an unrestored antique of such vintage.
This piano has not 'dipped' in pitch. It is up to concert pitch, A440.
There is an internal humidity control system included with this piano (Dampp Chaser System or similar). I can not attest to it's working condition, as I have not tested it, and the previous owner did not recently have the system in service. The new owner can remove it (easily), or put it back in service.
Please do ask any questions you may have. I like to buy from honest, transparent sellers and therefore conduct my business as such.
If you want a very nice playing antique STEINWAY with considerable investment headroom, buy this!
NO SHIPPING! PICK-UP ONLY!!!!! Professional movers required. 3 guy job.