1952 Steinway Piano, Model M Grand
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The serial number is 338430, and is a model M grand, 5 7, in mahogany finish.
It was manufactured in the New York factory on May 8, 1952 for Joe L.
Moore to be given to his daughter, Jo Ann for her 16th Birthday on the 25th of May.
It was designed by John Steinway himself as my GrandFather flew him down to Alabama from NYC to measure the living room for it.
John the went back to NYC and created for my GrandFather a Model M Grand.
It is now 55 years old and upon my Mothers death in 2001, I acquired the piano as I am an accomplished pianist and Organist with degrees in Organ Performance.
I had one of the best Piano Craftsman work on it who was Robert Turner.
He changed out the old Ivory keys and put in what Steinway uses which is herringbone and also put in new key bushings as well, and regulated the Action on the Piano.He said the Finish was in great condition for it being almost 55 years old.
it is truly a family airloom as my mother studied piano and voice using this instrument as well as my Uncle became an accomplished pianist as well.
It even has a plaque inscribed to my Mother from her Mother and Daddy.
It plays beautifully, sounds like and is a true Steinway. It has been regularly tuned.
Just so you know, I asked Robert Turner, who did the restoration work in Alabama after Mothers death, as well as Nick Morris at Magestic Piano in Woodland Hills, CA what is was worth and both said the same, $25,000 I am asking just for thousands below the $25,000 quote (a true appraisal) they gave me.
Any one who buys it will be more than happy they did.
You may call John at 205-956-9829 to see/play this magnificent instrument.