This model A-2 grand piano is one of the first ever made with this design. Steinway switched to the manufacture of the A-2, 88-key 6’2” model in 1896, the same year this piano was built. It has been rebuilt to capture the history of its design featuring iron-wound bass strings, authentic ebonized finish and specialized Weickert felt hammers similar to those used at the time. Its bell-like treble and powerful bass make it a true example of why this model is the favorite amongst pianists to have in their homes or studios.
This Model V was built sometime between 1885 and 1890 based on its case number–an imprinted number used by the factory to organize production and the only identifying notation present which places it in this vintage. At that time, Bechstein was patronized by the Tsars of Russia, the royal families of Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Austria and Denmark, and other royalty and aristocracy. Despite being over 6 feet long, this was the smallest grand piano C. Bechstein offered. Even so, it commands a powerful bass and clear treble allowing for precise articulation.
Introduced by Steinway in 1900, the Model O, at a length of 5’ 10 ¾“ is designed to accommodate the smaller room sizes of people’s homes without compromising its’ sound quality and overall playing experience. Due to a well-engineered scale design, these pianos deliver a rich tonal range that is unanticipated from a piano that is under 6 feet in length. Taken out of production in 1923, Steinway decided to restart manufacturing of the Model O in 2005, a testament to the enduring quality of its’ design. We feel that our 1910 Model O is one of the finest examples of its’ kind.
Steinway’s most ubiquitous and best-selling instrument, the Model M, was introduced in 1911 to fit in the smaller areas of their clients’ homes. It includes all the similar design features of its bigger brother, the Model O, in a cabinet measuring 5’7” and has quickly become a centerpiece in the homes of high-society. With our upgrades this piano achieves a flawless touch, richer tone and longer sustain seemingly matching that of Steinway’s larger models.
At a length of 178cm or 5'10", this C. Bechstein Model M piano has the ability to deliver a robust yet balanced sound, something to be expected from one of the world’s premier piano makers. The Model M replaced the famous C. Bechstein Model A line–which was made with 85 notes–while this model has the standard 88 notes. We have meticulously rebuilt this instrument using the highest quality parts, while adding some additional adjustments to fully enhance its sound.