Steinway & Sons – Model B (1901)
A Steinway model B from the early Edwardian period in a decorated satinwood case. The piano was manufactured in Hamburg in c.1901, but we cannot source who created the beautiful veneer on the case.
In 2011, it was fully restored in our workshops in Cambridge, including hand French polishing and a new Steinway & Sons action from Hamburg. The strings were replaced with Roslau wire, widely recognised as the finest available and used by many of the world’s leading piano manufacturers. The soundboard cracks were repaired and the soundboard re-varnished.
The result was an instrument that caught the eye and played as if new. The advantage of rebuilding a Steinway is that the basic design has not changed in 100 years. You can fit a new one to an older piano and achieve the touch and feel of a new Steinway.
As with all our Steinways we replace the necessary parts with genuine Steinway parts, but with the view that retaining originality is paramount.