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#2302855 - 07/16/14 01:48 AM Very big vintage Steinway upright mystery  
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Dear Steinway gurus,

Does any of you know this model?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=191241771596&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123

Furthermore can you come up with a solution to the obvious discrepancy of the ebonized serial number, the mahagony case, the late serial number for this tall model (is it perhaps a T ?) and the fact that it "looks" original in terms of the evenly aged finish. The authenticity can probably only be found out if someone can look up the original model number/history (perhaps Bob Snyder?). Could this be a legit instrument factory-converted at a later date? Finally if one were to import this into the US how much would the transport be and would a letter of authenticity from Steinway help or would the rabid US customs extract the ivories and I be sent to Guantanamo bay for my remaining years?

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#2302857 - 07/16/14 02:05 AM Re: Very big vintage Steinway upright mystery [Re: Klavimaniac]  
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I have tuned one or two of them. The capo bar makes them difficult to mute. Baldwin uprights also had them.

Why do you care? Surely you are not contemplating buying a piano that far away. You undoubtedly could find one closer.


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#2302866 - 07/16/14 03:17 AM Re: Very big vintage Steinway upright mystery [Re: Klavimaniac]  
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Originally Posted by Klavimaniac
Dear Steinway gurus,

Does any of you know this model?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=191241771596&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:US:1123

Furthermore can you come up with a solution to the obvious discrepancy of the ebonized serial number, the mahagony case, the late serial number for this tall model (is it perhaps a T ?) and the fact that it "looks" original in terms of the evenly aged finish. The authenticity can probably only be found out if someone can look up the original model number/history (perhaps Bob Snyder?). Could this be a legit instrument factory-converted at a later date? Finally if one were to import this into the US how much would the transport be and would a letter of authenticity from Steinway help or would the rabid US customs extract the ivories and I be sent to Guantanamo bay for my remaining years?


Looks like a ca.1911 Steinway Model I. It was not uncommon for matching natural wood veneers to be ebonized at the factory. Apparently the black lacquer paint had been stripped later (perhaps when "refurbished" by factory in 1936; or the case or back was changed out). There appears to be a crack in the harp just to the right of the serial number. (148587 is the serial no., not the patent number). With the possible crack in the harp I would pass on it. Crack or not, it is exceedingly overpriced. Cannot speak to shipping costs, etc.

Last edited by bkw58; 07/16/14 03:25 AM. Reason: clarity

Bob W.
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Conway, Arkansas
www.pianotechno.blogspot.com

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