$22,995 - Deposit Taken.
This beautiful grand piano has just been released from our restoration workshop and is part of our exclusive European collection. It is a rare and beautiful Bechstein 'Model B' Semi-Concert Grand Piano manufactured in 1908 during the golden era of European piano manufacture.
The piano is 204cm in length front to back and was manufactured in Berlin, Germany during the late Victorian period, where the English were the leading influence in the artistic design of pianos and furniture. It has all the traits of a quality German made instrument and would have been hugely expensive in its day. Bechstein pianos are fast becoming one of the most sought after vintage European pianos in Australia and this piano is sure to attract attention from across the country.
The piano was purchased by us from a large estate in the Adelaide Hills, where it had lived for more than 50 years. We approached the Bechstein Piano Company in Germany for some historical information regarding this piano and found that it was originally sold to a local Berlin family and must have been brought out to Australia some time later.
The piano comprises a beautiful cabinet made from solid European hardwood and veneered with high-quality South American Ebony, a full-length gold plated iron frame and a quality, fully overstrung German design and hand-made, solid timber German made roller action.
The cabinet has been completely restored and repolished in our piano restoration workshop. This included a full dismantle, reglue of lifting veneer, flatten down and prep of the entire cabinet, brush up to fill the grain and hand french polish with a traditional German shellac finish which we sourced from Europe. The original ivory and ebony keyboard has been fully restored to concourse condition and looks stunning. The interior action and the pedal mechanism have also undergone a full refurbishment. On completing the restoration, the piano has been fully serviced, regulated and tuned to concert pitch.
This is a beautiful original German piano suitable for all levels of playing from beginners to advanced. It has a lovely warm tone typical of a piano from this era. Give your home a unique and striking feature piece that will only appreciate in value as these high quality European pianos become more rare and collectable.
A new comparable model Bechstein of this size now retails for in excess of $120,000.
Pricing includes professional, fully insured delivery, matching restored duet piano bench and a full 12 year warranty. Also included is our premium care package including free first tuning after delivery.