My family and I recently moved off island and were not able to bring our concert grand piano with us due to the contrast of climates. This piano has had its entire life in Hawaii with the meticulous use of covers and heating bars to maintain steady humidity levels. We are looking for a new steward for this instrument in Hawaii. It is currently housed at a dear friend's music studio near Hilo. It has a deep legacy, one to enrich the future of these islands through the gift of music. It has been an indescribable blessing in our lives, and we wish the same for you.
This is one of the finest crafted and most unique pianos on island. It is in excellent condition, always been maintained with a humidity control system, floor-length custom cover, internal string cover, regular tuning, and recently been restrung in the upper section (top 78 strings). The color of the mahogany wood is absolutely stunning - rich, warm reddish tones - complimented by a "Senator styling" pear wood inlay - the same wood used in some of the most sacred cathedrals and temples of Europe. The tonal quality, brightness, clarity and feeling of this instrument's sound is unparalleled. Those who have experienced playing and composing music on a Bösendorfer often never go back to any other type of piano.
Bösendorfer is an Austrian piano maker founded in 1829. The motto of the house of Bösendorfer: “To give the artists and music lovers of the world an instrument which fulfills their highest expectations.” And the goal of the Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik: “To build the world’s finest piano”.
Gazing at the extra black keys of this Bösendorfer Grand the pianist immediately realises that this instrument is far from ordinary. This Grand Piano – like the bigger brother 290 Imperial – has been crafted dedicating to the tradition of Viennese piano building. With its unique design and size this piano delights by an exceptional multitude of colours similar to an orchestra. Delicately fragile pianissimo to brilliant fortissimo, this Bösendorfer Grand sways the audience – down to the Subcontra F. These additional bass notes do not only enrich the tonal volume of the instrument, but subsequently paint additional sound colours and open up an orchestral sound spectrum. This unique sonic presence in all registers is the sound basis of the popularity of the Bösendorfer 225 as chamber and solo instrument. A presence which leaves no audience unmoved.
Current Condition: Excellent
Original Purchase Date: 1997 in Honolulu
Styling: 225 Grand "Senator Styling" in Crown Cut Mahogany
Additional Model Information: on Bosendorfer Website under the model 225
Current Retail Price for this model in similar finishes: Approximately $215-240K
Today's Listing Price based on percentage valuation (about 40-50% of current retail): $89,000 FIRM