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Discover our hidden home piano shop on Olympia’s upper east side
By Appointment Only
Updated May 7th 2019
Short List (scroll down for more detailed descriptions)
Price: Lowest to highest
$1690 1954 Wurlitzer Mahogany 45″ Studio Upright
$2495 1957 Baldwin Hamilton Golden Oak 45″ Studio Upright
$2690 1910 Lester 55″ Upright Dark Tiger Oak Full Upright
$2995 1924 Bush & Lane 56″ Dark Mahogany Full Upright
$4995 1986 Steinway & Sons 46″ Satin Ebony Studio Upright
$10,475 1893 Steinway & Sons Hamburg “A” Walnut 6′ Grand
$11,995 1969 Yamaha C3 6′ Satin Ebony Grand
$14,995 1914 Steinway & Sons “M” 5’7″ Walnut Grand
In the works: Cherry Yamaha U3 52″ Upright. Estimated selling price $2750
Mid-Century Wurlitzer 45″ Studio Piano. Our current “most bang for the buck” piano! $1690 + tax. Includes delivery, tuning and humidity control system. 5-year Warranty.
A 1954 Classic! This piano has very little wear for its age and will give many years of use. It is currently located at R.L. Ray Violin shop: 925 State Ave NE. Call them at (360) 570-1085 to arrange a time to see this cute piano!
We have cleaned it, regulated the action, custom weighted the keys, and voiced the hammers. A basic humidity control system is included. The case does have some minor wear and tear but overall makes a good impression.
With sales tax the out-the-door price is $1847
1957 Baldwin “Hamilton” Studio Piano.
An attractive and high quality instrument for $2495
Includes delivery, tuning and humidity control system. 5-year Warranty.
I love the 1950’s for its well-built pianos! The Hamilton was one of Baldwin’s most successful models and you find them in schools, teaching studios, and churches around the country. The ones made in the 50’s are among the very best. This solid instrument is no exception. It has a particularly rich tone, especially in the bass. The treble is clean and clear.
One significant feature of this model is the large music desk area, that is perfect for spreading out all your music, and for making notes. This piano also features back-weighted keys, giving the keys a smooth, yet firm feel. It has been voiced for a warm tone, and like all our pianos it has been well-regulated for a responsive touch.
It has a golden oak finish that has some minor wear and tear, but overall looks beautiful.
With sales tax the out-the-door price is $2727
1910 Lester 55″ tall upright piano. $2690 + tax. Includes delivery, tuning and humidity control system. 5-year Warranty.
his is a classic! Vintage uprights in this condition are getting very difficult to find. The dark tiger oak is striking, and the tone is rich with an outstanding bass. Case has minor wear and tear, but makes a great impression. The keyboard has been rebuilt with new acrylic tops and German felt keybushings. It has a medium touch and very responsive action. It also has a practice mute that cuts the volume by 70%.
With sales tax the out-the-door price is $2940
1924 Bush & Lane 56″ tall upright grand.
$2995 + tax. Includes delivery, tuning and humidity control system. 5-year Warranty.
Cream of the crop! Bush & Lane is considered by many piano technicians to be one of the best models of upright piano ever made. The construction is incredible – all the best materials, and meticulous build quality make these way beyond the run of the mill.
This one came from a local family who inherited a Steinway grand piano. We’ve gone through and rebushed the keys, reshaped and voiced the hammers, spruced up the original finish on the beautiful woodwork. The action has been finely regulated. Its varnish has a gorgeous patina that we love! The soundboard is in beautiful condition and the resonance of this piano is outstanding. If you like the tone of a mid-size grand but don’t have the space, you need to try this piano.
With sales tax the out-the-door price is $3274
1986 Steinway Model 1098 46 ½” Upright Piano. Was $6500 now on sale for $4995 + tax. Includes delivery, tuning and humidity control system. 5-year Warranty.
Beautiful, super clean, one owner piano includes all service records since it was purchased new in 1987. Meticulously maintained by top technicians. Light and lively touch and colorful tone.
New Model 1098 List price is over $32,000! Click the link below for an audio sample – headphones or good speakers recommended.
Audio clip: Ryan Sowers playing selection from Chopin Nocturne Op. 9, no 1
With sales tax the out-the-door price is $5449
1893 Hamburg Steinway A 6′ Grand
Was $12,000 now on sale for $10,475 + tax. Includes delivery, tuning and humidity control system. 5-year warranty.
It received extensive restoration in the 1970’s including new strings, hammers, and modernized legs and music desk. Light action and beautifully mellow tone. Case has moderate wear and tear.
1969 Yamaha C3 Conservatory Grand
Was $15,750 – Now on sale for $11,995.
Includes delivery, tuning and humidity control system. 5-year warranty.
With sales tax the out-the-door price is $13,110
A new Yamaha like this costs over $40,000
includes 5-year Warranty and discounts on future tuning
A beautifully well-preserved one-owner locally purchased piano!
Audio clip below – Ryan Sowers improvising – headphones or good speakers recommended.
This piano was purchased originally by a local much-loved and respected piano teacher and client of ours. Soundboard is in pristine condition, strings are shiny, keys are smooth, but not loose, and the hammers are in beautiful shape with many years of use left in them.
The finish has some minor wear and tear and a few of the keys have a hairline crack that is strictly cosmetic.
Previously Restored 1914 Walnut Steinway “M” 5’7″ Grand
$14,995 or make offer.
Private Sale: Buyer responsible for tax, delivery, etc.
This beautiful Steinway belongs to one of our clients who needs to downsize. An affordable high-end piano!
Currently in the works…
1963 Yamaha U3 52″ Professional Upright
Estimated price when complete: $2750+tax
Includes delivery, tuning and humidity control system. 5-year warranty.
Why Buy a Piano From Us?
Our overhead is super low, because we are a real Mom and Pop operation. Our little piano shop is located at our home near downtown Olympia, so we don’t have to pay for commercial retail space. We are family owned and operated and we don’t hire professional salespeople. That means the money you pay for our instruments goes into refined workmanship that makes our play and sound better than others you may have tried. Yet, if you compare our prices you’ll see we are very competitive.
We service pianos for many of the prestigious teachers and performers in the area. Ryan ‘s dedication to the Piano Technicians Guild has allowed him to study with some of the most well-respected technicians in the United States. Ryan has received specialized training at both Yamaha North American Headquarters in Los Angeles, and the Steinway & Sons factory in New York. Ryan’s résumé
As an advanced pianist, Ryan can experience the instrument not just as a technician, but as a musician. This allows him to bring a level of refinement to his technical work that would not otherwise be possible.
When you come to see one of our pianos you won’t be pressured into making a decision right away. In fact, we always encourage people to take their time when purchasing a piano. What is important is that you make the right choice for you. Since you’ll be dealing directly with the technician you’ll be sure to get accurate information without all the sales hype. Even if you don’t buy one of our pianos it will be an educational experience.