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Bechstein grand piano - 1899

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  • Closed: Wed 11 Jul 2012, 11:06 am
Listing #: 490846525
We've had this fabulous instrument for about 20 years, but it hasn't been played or tuned for about 10.

It deserves to live with someone who can appreciate it!!

My piano tuner cannot tell whether the keys are ivory or celluloid.

It certainly needs some work, but has a ton of personality.

The left pedal is bent (not by us) and the body work could do with some TLC.

The hammers have been reshaped.

If you have the time and the funds this beauty could certainly do with a makeover, but I still love it as it is.

I've measured it at 7'3' / 7' 4", but this doesn't seem to match the list of sizes.

The closest is 7' 2" (or Model IV), but I can't confirm this.

I emailed Bechstein in Berlin some years ago to see if I could find out any of its history, but unfortunately many of these documents were destroyed during the war.

Claude Debussy was quoted as saying that "piano music should only be written for the Bechstein".

You're welcome to view / play (serious punters only please!).

and it will need 4 professional movers to relocate it.

I'm getting a bit emotional now. I don't really want to sell but don't have a job so...

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  • Seller location: North Shore, Auckland, NZ

Payment details

  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash

About the seller

susan271 (416 416 positive feedback) Address Verified Jul 2014
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Closes: Wed 11 Jul, 11:06 am. 2012