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Re: Steinway Model R Upright [Re: Erchoukyrie] #2547812
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I also own a 1922 Model R Upright, in a very good condition, the sound quality is superb. I did not know many of the facts that you disclosed in this forum. Thank you kindly.
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Re: Steinway Model R Upright [Re: Erchoukyrie] #2548542
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Thanks, Ballena2002; great to know of another Model R being enjoyed. I was just listening to mine from upstairs and was reminded of its amazing depth (which probably has some relation to its monstrous weight). In addition to what you hear, it vibrates the floor under it and above it.

Do you have any history on it, such as an indication of which shop sold it? Mine was from Harrods, marked on the inside and out. As I mentioned, Hamburg does not have the records, but it would be interesting ever to know some sales figures from the main shops that sold Steinways in the 1920s. Just judging by the number of Rs you see for sale compared to Ks, it would seem something in the range of 10-20 Ks sold for every R. So the reason why they were discontinued is obvious--people who could afford an R would normally buy an M, and the Titanic story is really an example of the rare scenario in which a money-is-no-object budget and limited space came together. The fact that the current top upright was conceived as as a more mass-market alternative to the R is a pity.

Anyhow, I have what I was looking for: a credible upright alternative to an M or O.


1926 Hamburg Steinway R (138cm upright rebuilt in 2015)
Re: Steinway Model R Upright [Re: Erchoukyrie] #2618685
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Hi,

I finally got approved to post on this awesome forum. I recently purchased a Steinway upright piano. According to the factory it is indeed a Model R from,New York, not Hamburg and was built in 1896 in a mahogany finish.

I sent a note back to the factory to verify and was told by mr Dave Kirkland that both Hamburg and New York produced the model R

My keys are perfect, had to repair a few small fractured pieces on the hammer butts and replace 1 wippen flange as it was tied together and flopping around.

The main question I have is does anyone out there have any good,used,damper levers? I have 5 that need help as it looks like someone glued a popsicle stick on the back to make them work.....I also need an action retainer nut as one is missing. I want to keep the piano as original as possible and NOT have to reconfigure the action to fit the available parts


Bob hendrickson
Re: Steinway Model R Upright [Re: Cardoctor416] #2618707
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Originally Posted by Cardoctor416


The main question I have is does anyone out there have any good,used,damper levers? I have 5 that need help as it looks like someone glued a popsicle stick on the back to make them work.....I also need an action retainer nut as one is missing. I want to keep the piano as original as possible and NOT have to reconfigure the action to fit the available parts


These are not used but WNG sells these Steinway style damper levers.

Re: Steinway Model R Upright [Re: Erchoukyrie] #2635521
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Thanks Ed!

Found a great resource for antique Steinway parts. Yuri at Amedeus piano in CT

Also found it much easier to use a cabinet scraper to fracture and flake off that 120 plus year old varnish. The piano laughs at chemical strippers as they just haze the finish.

the case is solid white oak with a flame mahogany veneer finish



Bob hendrickson
Re: Steinway Model R Upright [Re: Erchoukyrie] #2635529
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but I have ordered a set of hammers from Ari Isaac, and hope to be able to have it restrung (and rescaled) by Phil Taylor soon.


I understand the 'restringing' but not the 'rescaling' part.
Perhaps time to learn something new?

Norbert



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