About This Piano

 

This Steinway Heirloom Model L, Satin Mahogany, serial number 263710, was built in 1929 (during Steinway’s “Golden Years”) and was fully restored by Steinway in New York in 2002.

It is 5’ 10" 1/2” long, and is in pristine, like-new condition. The soundboard, action, keys, strings, hammers and plate were all replaced during the Steinway factory restoration. You can see photographs of the finish, strings, action, pins, hammers, etc. here.

This piano has a beautiful, resonant tone and the action is superb. It plays and sounds like a dream. It has been lovingly cared for, and regularly tuned and serviced by Steinway’s preferred Bay Area Steinway technician, David Amendola. It was regulated and voiced in April 2019.

The finish is like new; there is no fading and it has not been exposed to direct sunlight; it has been placed in a room with a northern exposure. This piano will grace any room with its physical and aural beauty.

HISTORY

I purchased it at Steinway Hall in New York City in late 2002. I was in New York for work, and decided to visit Steinway Hall on 57th Street on a whim. I did not go intending to purchase a piano (I had a very fine Bechstein upright), but fell in love with this Mahogany L. I researched my finances and realized I could refinance my home, take out funds to buy the piano and reduce my monthly mortgage, so I bought it and had it shipped to San Francisco.

I played it fairly regularly for several years, but then got a very demanding job that occupied most of my time and attention; for more than 10 years I was inhibited from playing much at all. However, I did get it tuned during those years.

I resumed playing regularly about a year ago, and am now upgrading to a Steinway B. I love my L, and it is with mixed emotions I am selling this wonderful piano.

PRICE AND TERMS

The MSRP of a new Satin Mahogany Steinway Model O (equivalent to a model L) is $101,800. Steinway sells pre-owned restored Heirloom L’s for ~$52,000. Comparable restored (not by Steinway) Mahogany L’s from this era list for as much as $57,500.

The asking price is $34,000. The buyer will need to arrange and pay for shipping.

The piano can be viewed and played in my home in San Francisco.

I am having the Steinway B I purchased refinished, so the L is not available right away, but if you are interested, we can discuss timing.

For more information, contact me via email.

Thank you for your interest.

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Steinway Certification of Steinway factory restoration. Click to download PDF version. For information on Steinway Heirlooms, see the  Steinway website .

Steinway Certification of Steinway factory restoration. Click to download PDF version. For information on Steinway Heirlooms, see the Steinway website.