P.A. Starck Piano #74943
Founded in 1891 by Philip A. Starck, this venerable maker was located on South Ashland Avenue in Chicago until the mid-1960s. Currently for sale company's piano number 74943, a five-foot grand manufactured in 1930.
Status: This piano has been sold and delivered to its new home in Bernardsville, New Jersey.
Commentary: This is a beautiful, Chicago-built piano from the heyday of the American piano industry. The finish is in a stunning zebra mahogany. Original soundboard and pinblock were in perfect shape and were retained. The instrument has been restrung, revitalized, and fully regulated. The original action was retained, but will only last a few more years under moderate to heavy use. Likewise, the hammers are likely only good for ten to fifteen more years. This work can be completed now or scheduled for a later year, depending upon the buyer's budget.