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condition: excellent make / manufacturer: Story & Clark console piano model name / number: Model #15050 size / dimensions: 57 5/8"w x 41 3/8"h x 23 1/2" d
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Story & Clark console piano w/bench, Model #15050 - $2,200 or best offer
🎼 This pampered Story and Clark console piano (Model #15050) is in its original owner non-smoking home, purchased new around 1998. Professionally tuned and inspected on 1/25/17. Lovingly polished, cleaned, ready to play and sounds great! This is an opportunity to be able to acquire an American-made piano built with the high quality and pride of American craftsmanship
🎼 Includes matching Duet Style Bench with music storage compartment under 3" deep hinged folding seat.
🎼 This piano was kept away from direct sunlight and away from drafts or air registers, has no mildew and has been kept in an environmental friendly condition in the home. The excellent condition satin-finished wood is a medium-brown oak with three or four minor blemishes visible upon closer inspection. Fully-functioning piano with all working keys and foot pedals, holds a tune with regular professional tuning as recommended. Strings, dampers and hammers in excellent condition.
🎼 This is a case of "empty-nest parents" downsizing and selling their daughter's piano.
🎼 Piano located in southern rural Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Piano dimensions & weight:
57 - 5/8" wide
41 -- 3/8" high (which includes the 1 - 3/8" casters)
23 -- 1/2" deep
Piano weighs approximately 460 pounds.
Duet piano bench dimensions:
Terms: Cash only. Sold as-is. The piano and bench are pick up only items. No warrantees are made either expressed or implied. Price is for what is in the photographs, nothing more and nothing less.
The Console Piano:
🎼 The console piano is the most popular of the vertical pianos as they retain much of the volume, quality and dynamic range of the grand piano. The inside of the console piano is the same as the studio only smaller because of the cabinet design and smaller casters.
🎼 The action of a console piano sits directly on top of the keys and as with all vertical pianos the hammers sit in an upright position. Once the hammer strikes the string and the key is released a spring pulls the hammer back to its original position, ready to strike the string again. The action of a vertical piano is usually not as "quick" as the action of a grand piano, yet the larger sound boards, longer strings and greater hammer leverage gives the console a deep resonant tone able to fill even the largest concert hall.
🎼 While this particular Story & Clark model isn't a concert quality console piano, some concert quality console pianos do retain their value and can even appreciate with age. This piano has 52 white keys and 36 black keys for a total of 88 keys (seven octaves plus a minor third, from A0 to C8). As on all modern pianos, this has the three brass pedals which are from left to right, the soft pedal (or una corda), the sostenuto pedal, and the sustaining pedal (or damper pedal.) That third pedal is perfect for practicing without disturbing the rest of your household.
The Story & Clark brand:
🎼 Story and Clark pianos are among the most innovative pianos in the world. They have combined the features of the traditional piano along with some of the latest technology in piano manufacturing. With this combination, the musician can enjoy the best experience of playing the piano with quality features of a well-made piano.
🎼 The Story & Clark Piano & Organ Company is deeply steeped in history. Hampton L. Story opened his first music store in Burlington, Vermont in 1859. In 1862, Mr. Powers joined Story and formed the Story & Powers Company. During the Civil War era, Story & Powers sold prestigious piano brands like Jewett, Allen, and Guild. The famous Estey Organ Company offered Story the Estey Organ Agency for the Midwestern states in the late 1860s, so Story moved his business to Chicago. Isaac Camp joined Story in the late 1860s, and they formed the Story & Camp firm.
🎼 Hampton L. Story retired from Story & Camp in 1884, then formed the well known Story & Clark firm with his son Edward Story and Melville Clark. At first the firm produced a number of reed organs, then later added pianos to their line. In the 1880s, Story & Clark's huge success allowed them to open new factories in Chicago, London and Berlin. Although Story & Clark claims it was established in 1859, they didn't actually start building their own pianos until the 1890s. Their organs were discontinued in the first decade of the 20th Century and all concentration was put toward piano and player piano manufacturing during the pre-Depression era. By the 1930s Story & Clark was building a full line of uprights, grands, and player pianos. Story & Clark continued to build pianos all through the 20th Century, and the name is still being produced today.
🎼 The serial numbers printed on each piano indicates the age of the unit and model, to reference when they were manufactured. The number can be seen stamped on the front plate, on the key stop rail, and/or on the soundboard. The serial number of this particular Story & Clark piano (in the range of 707000) shows that it was manufactured around 1998.
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