EXTREMELY RARE Hamburg Steinway B 6’10” Grand Piano in Sapele Bookmatch Mahogany
This piano was a custom order from the Hamburg Factory and was acquired by an amateur pianist used primarily for occasional private chamber music concerts in a temperature and humidity controlled environment since it was new. This is the only Hamburg Steinway B in this stunning rare finish we have seen before, and is in mint, showroom condition.
Action is super crisp and responsive. Incredibly resonant soundboard with long sustain, and deep, rich powerful bass. This instrument has been tuned twice monthly and maintained to the highest standard by us.
It is as stunning sonically as it is visually – in fact, three additional technicians who have played on this Hamburg B have declared it to be one of the very best Hamburg Steinway B’s they have played out of many hundreds over the years.
Two key features illustrate the rarity of this instrument:
First, the vertical direction the wood grain runs on the outside rim is extremely rare for either a Hamburg or New York Steinway, as wood grain veneers run horizontally on Steinways.
Second, Bookmatching refers to the way alternating pieces of veneer are placed so that they face each other like the pages in a book. This creates a dynamic, symmetrical pattern. The bookmatch pattern runs throughout the entire case of this piano, including the lid, music desk, fallboard, and keyslip cover.
This piano will find an ideal home with a discerning pianist who simply must have the very best – this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Recording studio/concert hall ready.
- Manufacturer: Steinway & Sons (Hamburg Factory)
- Serial Number: 263772
- Year: 1985
- Model: B
- Length: 6’10½”
- Finish/Color: High Gloss Sapele Mahogany
- Like new, mint, showroom condition
- Accessories: Duet style adjustable artist bench, matching caster cups, black string cover and McIntosh piano cover.
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