American Pianos built between ~1900 – 1930 are often referred to as “Golden Era” piano due to the height of popularity of the piano among artists, orchestras, American homeowners, and due to the highly competitive nature within the piano manufacturers of the day. Steinway rose to prominence during this era, owing to their innovations, overall performance, and appeal to top performers of the day. Steinway historians also point to the quality of the craftsmanship and key materials available during that era of production that tends to give these instruments just that little extra, intangible qualities that made them iconic.
Fully restored by PianoWork’s craftsmen in 2018, the restoration of this instrument includes:
- New Eastern White Spruce soundboard (faithful duplicate of the original factory type & measurments)
- New hand-notched, Sugar Maple (hard rock maple) bridge caps
- New Fully-fit, 5-ply Sugar Maple pinblock
- New Steinway action (hammers, shanks, flanges, repetitions, back checks)
- New Renner back action (now Steinway owned)
- New Mapes bass strings (same Steinway supplier since New!)
- New Steinway damper felts
- Reconditioned keys with new bushings and restored original ivory key tops
- Hand-rubbed satin lacquer finish in “fiddle-back” brown mahogany
- Re-guilded & hand-lettered cast iron frame
- All new plate felts, Steinway damper felts
- Restored pedal box, pedal trapwork
- Too many steps to list here….