Steinway Model O Piano c1938 – SOLD

SKU: steinwayO Categories: , Product ID: 6595


Was £29500, now reduced, limited time offer.

Why buy from us? We have been established since 1953 when Ronald Ware the founder of our piano business completed his apprenticeship at Hickies & Hickies music shop Boscombe, Dorset where his master could also trace his learning lineage back to the 19th century. We have been expertly restoring, repairing and tuning pianos for Radio 4, music colleges, and were former County Council contract school piano tuners and repairers for Dorset, Hampshire, West Sussex, Harrow and Bucks. Our experience and expertise is second to none. We sell only Pianos; your piano purchase is special to us and would love to continue the after care for years to come! Also, if you’re within 70 miles of Bournemouth we offer two free tunings!

Whats Included.

  • Includes 5 years warranty.
  • Includes 2 free tunings.
  • Includes Delivery UK ground floor.
  • Includes adjustable stool.
  • Has received complete restoration, soundboard, re-string, NEW Steinway Renner action, casework, pedal mechanism.
  • Has received multi point check and full expert works by one of the Uk’s most experienced piano restorer.

We are delighted to offer this fully restored Steinway model O in our Dorset showroom, this is a rare opportunity to purchase a piece of Steinway piano history. This Steinway has been sympathetically restored to its original condition using only traditional materials and maintaining as much of the original internals/parts as possible.We have replaced the moving parts of the action with Steinway Renner parts.

We can safely confirm that this is a Steinway piano and not a Steinwas, as we do not remove the original soundboard as our experience is that the tone is far better with an original Steinway soundboard, and as proof just sitting down to play this piano will prove with its outstanding tone that when they made these pianos, they made them to last and be repaired and restored and not ripped apart from the inside out just leaving the casework. Only Steinways can replace a Steinway soundboard.

In sympathy with the restoration we have used traditional French polish to restore the case veneers in its original Red Mahogany. French polish renders a far more natural look to the veneer, giving much more warmth and depth to the finish compared to high shine Polyester that is used on all new pianos and now on many restored pianos. Polyester is sprayed on and buffed whereas French polish takes weeks to finish not just days, but the time is well worth the result. The reason for Polyester finishing is purely economic restoring time and the fact that new pianos rely now on very restricted access to hard wood veneers most pianos come in Black or very thin veneers need allot of protection from a hard modern finish.

This is a very rare oppertunity to aquire a Steinway model O. At 5′ 10¾” (180 cm), the Model O is the largest of Steinway’s “small grands.” This piano is large enough to satisfy those who demand a full, rich sound, yet sized to fit in almost any home. This piano in our Dorset piano showroom has been completely restored.

We have completed the following.

  • Removed Iron frame and refinished.
  • Stripped and restored the soundboard, so this piano has the orignal Steinway soundboard with its rich and full tone complete with crown.
  • Casework and veneers completely stripped and restored in traditional French polish, just like when it was originally built, NO POLYESTER!
  • Pedal mechanism completely restored.
  • Completely restrung with bass strings supplied and made by S.Parke & Co
  • All Brass works cleaned.
  • Key bushings replaced and all original key coverings polished as new.
  • The entire workings of the internal action are new supplied by Renner, Steinway owned company, official parts.
  • This piano sounds and plays like a brand new Steinway, please feel free to contact us to arrange a private viewing.

We are happy to give a virtual zoom/FaceTime etc viewing and play during lockdown as with all our pianos. We can also record it playing for you and send it to your preferred contact.

We can offer finance and accept credit cards or BACS etc.

No quibble 14 day return policy or exchange, customer is responsible for return.

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Matthew Haley
Matthew Haley
12:06 26 Aug 20
Nigel was very welcoming and let our daughter try different pianos in his showroom which helped us to make a final... decision.All are very happy with the new Kawai which sounds more
Slimey Pie Guy
Slimey Pie Guy
20:14 17 Aug 20
First class service from Nigel at Dorset Pianos. Within 2 days of my initial enquiry he arranged a viewing of the many... beautiful pianos in stock at his Blandford showroom and just 2 days after that had my chosen piano delivered. This is the second piano I have bought from Nigel and can’t speak highly enough of him. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️read more
Céline Le Boedec-Hughes
Céline Le Boedec-Hughes
21:12 07 Aug 20
Nigel offered helpful advice, answered all our questions and organised a very prompt and reasonably priced delivery.... Our daughter is delighted with her new piano! We would definitely recommend Dorset more
lynne spencer-duncan
lynne spencer-duncan
14:59 07 Aug 20
Great service from start to finish from Nigel, we bought our first baby grand and are very pleased with it. It was... fascinating to visit the workshop and see all the beautiful instruments there. We look forward to seeing Nigel for the first tuning, which is another great benefit of the purchase from Dorset Pianos, with personal aftercare and the opportunity to upgrade when our playing improves! Many thanks and 100% + more
Jianliang Gao
Jianliang Gao
18:05 04 Aug 20
My experience of purchasing a piano from Dorset Pianos was fantastic. Nigel provided excellent customer service with... quick response and action. He was patient to answer my questions in detail. I believe that is his lovely more
GeoHenOtti Hughes
GeoHenOtti Hughes
18:54 03 Aug 20
We bought a beautiful piano from Nigel - it plays wonderfully, was a great price and was delivered within days. The... advice and guidance given when choosing from the wide range in the showroom was super honest (we wanted a starter piano and not too expensive) and very well considered. Totally more
Lucy Gray
Lucy Gray
12:54 03 Aug 20
Fantastic customer service from Nigel who responded promptly to my enquiries and allowed me to come visit the showroom... to try out the pianos. A great selection of beautiful pianos at reasonable prices. Delivery was fast and on time. Thanks Nigel. Would highly recommend your business to more
James Pargeter
James Pargeter
20:56 02 Aug 20
Fantastic experience of working with Nigel to make our dreams become reality. Great sales, service, delivery... end-to-end, and nice to chat over options with someone so obviously knowledgeable and passionate - but never over "salesy" in approach. Thanks Nigel. WE LOVE OUR GL-10 🙂read more
Ben Drake
Ben Drake
18:00 02 Aug 20
Nigel was very open and helpful, he had a choice of several lovely pianos in our price range and gave us the time we... needed to compare them properly. Our piano of choice has settled in nicely in it's new home and is a joy to play and listen to. A well deserved 5 stars for product and service!read more
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