We have had around 25 Steinway Louis XV grands pass through our store, and this 1905 Sketch 301 stands out among them all. Additional ornamentation and molding is featured throughout the walnut cabinet. As it is difficult to describe the beauty and detail of this piano in mere words, we invite you to browse through the photos to get an idea of the magnificence of this piece of art. Ultimately, you owe yourself a visit to our showroom to experience this piano.
Caress the keys and you will experience a tone that will make you melt. Warm and delicious. Your ears will smile.
Having just completed an exhaustive top-to-bottom restoration, there was nothing left undone. The rebuild includes a new hand-rubbed lacquer finish, new spruce soundboard, a fresh NY Steinway action (hammers, shanks, flanges and wippens), refinished and detailed cast iron plate, all brass hardware polished, new bridge, new 5-ply pinblock, new strings and pins, new damper felts, dampers refinished, new fallboard and soundboard decals....and more.
A typical Louis XV music rack is not this intricate, nor is the molding around the perimeter of the bottom of the cabinet so detailed. Finally, there is additional trim on the front (underneath the keys) as well as on the top of the outer rim, all of the way around the cabinet.
One more special feature. It comes complete with the matching, original duet bench...check it out! What an astounding example of fine, American craftsmanship!
The largest new Steinway Louis XV built today is a model M (at 5'6") and it won't hold a candle to the detail of this Sketch 301 model A. IF you could find this model built still today, you could expect to pay close to $150K. Ouch.
Life is short. Treat yourself (and your kids, and their kids...) to this truly exquisite instrument today!