Weber Parlor Grand, 1878, 6'7", Mahogany
The Weber piano company started in the USA in 1852, predating Steinway by 5 years. They had the reputation for building excellent instruments. This piano is a great example of that excellence! It is a parlor grand, 6.5' long, with a mahogany finish. The ornate legs and pedal lyre, as well as the beautifully ornate music desk are a sign of the time it was built. The piano was restored in 1989. The restoration included refinishing and restringing, a refurbishing of the action, new hammers, etc. The soundboard is ok, the tuning stability is ok. The sound is clear and attractive, not edgy, not muddy. The bass still has a nice roundness, and the treble is bell-like. The action is responsive, not heavy. The stool has storage under the seat. There is a Dampp-Chaser humidity system installed, which should help keep the instrument viable for years to come. There is some sun bleaching, but it is not especially noticeable. For someone who wants a beautiful vintage piano, this is a great opportunity!