LENGTH: 5’10 ½”
FINISH: Satin Ebony
The Steinway O is a well-established model at the large end of the baby grand spectrum. This size is small enough for a home, but large enough to accommodate the depth of tone required by a serious pianist. It has been regulated and voiced in our shop to sound and respond with the power and agility that made the Steinway brand famous.
One of the last great American piano manufacturers, Steinway & Sons pianos are still made in Long Island, New York and still represent quality American craftsmanship. This reconditioned instrument maintains the stunning American sound associated with Steinway at a fraction of the price of its new counterpart.
History of the Steinway Model O Grand Piano
The first Steinway Model O Grand Piano was manufactured at the New York Steinway Factory in 1900. Henry Ziegler (1857 - 1930) designed the Model O as well as the Model M and the Model L. Henry Ziegler was the grandson of Henry Engelhard Steinway (1797-1871) who founded Steinway & Sons in New York in 1853. The Model O grand piano was marketed as a "miniature grand" and is the first Steinway grand to exhibit the squared-bottom legs that are now a standard identifying feature of all Steinway grands.
Steinway stopped production of the Model O in 1924, replacing it with the Model L (the L is 1/4" shorter and 1/4" wider). The Model O remained out of production for more than 80 years until it was brought back into production by Steinway & Sons in 2006. In 2005, Steinway discontinued production of the Model L at its New York factory and replaced it with the piano it had superseded decades before. The Model O was reintroduced and has been manufactured ever since at both the New York and Hamburg factories. This was probably done to consolidate the models and increase overall company efficiency. The early models are historical pianos for several reasons and are highly desirable and deserving of restoration and repair.
Atlantic Music Center is the largest rebuilder of pianos in the South-East Region. With a large selection of Steinway, Bosendorfer, Baldwin, Yamaha, and other named brands meticulously restored to original condition, our instruments are sure to please the most discerning of pianists.
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