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Featured Piano For Sale:
SALE PENDING Pristine Pramberger Platinum Series Sub-Concert Grand 7′ 6″
Model JP-228 in Polished Ebony
This piano has an interesting story! It was purchased by a local piano teacher around 15 years ago on impulse thinking it would be the perfect upgrade for his church’s sanctuary. It was being liquidated at close to wholesale price so he could not pass it up and stored it in his home. The church ran into financial difficulties and was unable to purchase the piano and so it sat in a cozy corner, was tuned occasionally and barely used. (The teacher had 2 other pianos he used for teaching!)
This was a top-of-the line piano for the Young Chang piano company and featured many higher end German components. The touch is super-responsive, smooth, and lively. Soundboard, pinblock, and action are all in near-mint condition. The tone is clean and clear and the bass is deep, powerful and worthy of a concert stage.
About Joseph Pramberger: When Anton came to the United States in 1950, he brought his son, Joseph Pramberger, who would become the modern-day link in the Pramberger lineage of piano makers. Starting in 1958, he honed his craft at Steinway & Sons, where he spent 29 years perfecting his skills, first as an apprentice, then as a Design and Project Engineer, then as Vice President of Manufacturing.
Joseph further expanded his skills as a mechanical engineer at New York University in 1966, by studying, refining and documenting established piano making operations. He traveled the world visiting and consulting with suppliers and major piano manufactures in the U.S., Europe, Japan and Korea.
In 1987, he formed his own company, Pramberger Piano Ltd., where he and his father Anton worked together in the restoration and rebuilding of pianos.
Joseph joined Young Chang in 1995 where he made dramatic innovations in sound and action design to help improve the quality of their affordable grand pianos. That led the company to produce a new line called the Pramberger Series. Mr. Pramberger saw the culmination of his work in 2000 with the launch of his own piano line, the Pramberger Platinum Piano, which would continue to be produced for the next three years. The Pramberger Platinum series was the highest quality performance piano Young Chang had produced to that point. The action, manufactured with Renner parts, rivaled even the best German brands in that respect. (from Wikipedia article)
Offered at $19,750 Out the Door!
includes: Tax, delivery, first tuning, artist bench, and 10-year Warranty
For churches and schools we can also include a padded cover and institutional dolly for easy movement. More pictures HERE
This model currently has a list price of over $40,000
2004 Yamaha “Professional Series” 48″ Model U-1
Polished Ebony. This same piano new sells for over $10,000.
It is in near mint condition and was purchased locally. This is an incredible piano for serious music making!
Offered at $4995 + tax
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Updated July 23, 2020
Short List (scroll down for more detailed descriptions)
Price: Lowest to highest. Prices do not include tax.
$2275 1947 38″ Art Deco Spinet by Story & Clark
$2495 1939 45″ Howard Upright by Baldwin
$2775 SOLD! 1924 Bush & Lane 56″ Dark Mahogany Full Upright
$4995 Late 1870’s Heitzmann 6’7″ Viennese fortepiano
$7890 On Sale $7500 1893 Steinway & Sons Hamburg “A” Rosewood 6′ Grand
$9995 PENDING 1969 Yamaha C3 6′ Satin Ebony Grand
$14,999 1914 Steinway & Sons “M” 5’7″ Walnut Grand
In the works
1920 Victor Tiger Oak Upright by Bush & Lane (Already Sold!)
Estimated selling price $2500-$2900.
Samick Studio upright, polished ebony: Estimated selling price $1700-$2000
1939 Steinway M Mahogany 5’7″ grand. Pristine Soundboard. This piano really sings. It spent its whole life in Grays Harbor County. Estimated selling price $9000-$15,000 depending on work completed. We may be able to customize this project to fit your budget.
We sometimes have other pianos in progress that are not listed. Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
1947 Art Deco Story & Clark 38″ Spinet Piano. $2275 + tax. Includes delivery, tuning and humidity control system. 5-year Warranty.
A cute classic! The cool art deco case and warm, beautifully figured wood grain makes this little piano a hit! It is very responsive and has a warm tone with a lot of depth for its size. The original matching bench has new upholstery on the top. 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 $2489
1939 45″ Howard Studio Piano by Baldwin $2495 + tax. Includes delivery, tuning and humidity control system. 5-year Warranty.
This type of piano is one of my all-time favorites! These “mini-uprights” were popular in the 1930’s and are a transitional piano between the standard large upright pianos from decades prior, and the consoles and spinets of the post World War II era. They have similar proportions to a full size upright, but in a scaled down form, which makes them very cute.
This piano has beautiful walnut grain patterns and its simple, classic design will go with any decor. The keys have been custom weighted and have been recovered with fresh German acrylic synthetic ivory. It really plays and sounds lovely. Since it has minimal wear it will last for many years to come.
With sales tax the out-the-door price is $2730
A truly grand sounding upright!
1924 Bush & Lane 56″ tall upright grand.
$2775 + 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 $3036
Late 1800’s Heitzmann and Sohn Viennese fortepiano 6’7″. $4995 + tax. Includes delivery and tuning.
Rare Austrian made fortepiano with Viennese action, real ivory keys, rotating candelabras, and beautiful scroll work music desk. New strings, damper felt, and key frame felt. Hammers resurfaced and action regulated.
Piano has not been refinished, and has its original antique exterior.
From Wikipedia: “In the 1770s, the Augsburg builder Johann Andreas Stein developed an entirely new action in which the orientation of the hammer was reversed, with the hammer head closer to the player. This “Viennese” action was widely used by makers in Vienna, and was the action of pianos played by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. It survived in Viennese pianos almost to the end of the 19th century.”
With sales tax the out-the-door price is $5465
1893 Hamburg Steinway Rosewood A 6′ Grand
$7890 + 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.
With sales tax the out-the-door price is $8632
SOLD! 1969 Yamaha C3 Conservatory Grand
$9995 Includes delivery, tuning and humidity control system. 5-year warranty.
With sales tax the out-the-door price is $10,935
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…
1920 Tiger Oak Victor Upright by Bush & Lane
Update: This piano sold even before we had the finishing touches on it! We will keep our eyes out for another one!
The Bush & Lane company was renowned for building some of the best uprights of all time. This piano has an incredible bass register and a smooth touch. It has new acrylic keytops and its original genuine ebony wood keys are gorgeous.
After refurbishing we predict a selling price of between $2500-$2800
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.