In addition to pictures, I can offer two very different pianists playing this incredible instrument.
Appraisal by expert Michael Stinnett who restores and sells Kurtzmann pianos—founder of The Antique Piano Shop Inc. suggests a value of at least $100,000.00
This is an incredible instrument by Kurtzmann. It was built in 1925 and at some point [in recent past] it was restored. It is an incredibly rare find as Kurtzmann did not make but a handful of concerts grands. I find no information on how rare, but I only know of one other one up North. Michael knows of only six in his 30yrs of restoring them.
C. Kurtzmann & Company was established by Christian Kurtzmann in Buffalo, NY in 1848. In about 1859, C. Kurtzmann went into partnership with a gentleman by the name of Hinze to form the company of “Kurtzmann & Hinze“. Christian Kurtzmann dissolved this partnership sometime in the late 1860’s and started building pianos under his own name.
During the 19th Century, Kurtzmann built a number of square grand piano models, slowly integrating upright and grand pianos into their line by the turn-of-the-century. The firm was incorporated as “C. Kurtzmann & Co.” in 1901 and their factories were located on Niagara Street in Buffalo, NY. During the early 20th Century, C. Kurtzmann & Co. had gained control of the Capen Piano Company and “Brockport Manufacturing Co. The Wurlitzer Piano Company took control of Kurtzmann in 1935, and built the Kurtzmann brand name until 1938.
Kurtzmann was known for building very high quality, expensive pianos and organs, and their instruments were often very elaborate and sometimes “overbuilt”. These instruments are truly amazing examples of old-world quality and craftsmanship.
I will ship this piano anywhere in the United States through a professional piano transporter or you may use your own.
Although there is no rush to sell the piano, I would like to buy another Ferrari and I just cannot justify it without parting with this fine instrument. I will update photos once it has been moved from my business to my home—sorta swapping out my Baldwin 9 footer and taking it to my shop. Please submit all [sincere] offers.