Project Description

ASteinway  model A-1, serial 78862, built in New York in 1894. This lovely A comes to us from Boaz Kirschenbaum RPT of Cherry Tree Piano on Martha’s Vinyard.. It has been completely rebuilt and refinished.


  • Victorian case with classic “fireplug” legs.
  • Completely refinished in hand-rubbed Steinway style high solids nitrocellulose satin lacquer.


  • New Bolduc eastern white spruce soundboard
  • New Bolduc quarter sawn maple bridge caps
  • New Bolduc maple pinblock
  • New Steinway bass strings
  • Roslau music wore
  • Klinke tuning pins
  • Steinway damper felt


  • New German key coverings
  • New premium cloth key bushings
  • Completely restored keysticks & keyframe
  • New Able Encore whippens and shanks
  • New Steinway backchecks
  • New Ronsen Weickert custom-made handcrafter soft-pressed hammers.

This is intelligent rebuilding and the result is a historic piano that functions, sounds and has the durability of a new instrument. The collection of parts were intelligently chosen and could have been sourced for much less from inferior vendors.  A beautiful piano.