Steinway model A (1896)

A stunning example of this sought after Steinway grand piano, this antique Model A piano is currently undergoing full restoration. Further photos will follow as work progresses.


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This beautiful antique Steinway serial number 87802 (built 1896) is a stunning example of the sought after Model A grand piano.

The highly desirable rosewood case is being repolished throughout to showcase the beautiful original veneer and its clean lines will complement any interior, from period to contemporary. A perennially popular size at 6'2", this piano will sit comfortably in both domestic and commercial settings. A beautifully responsive action throughout the register is juxtaposed with a clear, bell-like tone - all the richness, warmth and power you would expect from this industry-leading manufacturer.

This antique Steinway grand piano is currently undergoing full restoration to ensure its longevity for many more generations. Work includes new best quality action parts, wrest plank and strings along with a full case repolish and will result in a piano which both looks and plays as good as, if not better than, it did when new.

Ideal for pianists of all levels and equally suited to private spaces, concert venues and recording studios, this piano is very likely to be reserved before restoration is complete. Get in touch to arrange a viewing or discuss any queries with our expert technicians.

Free delivery and installation

All acoustic pianos are delivered to a ground floor location (with no steps) and installed free of charge within 30 miles of our premises. If your delivery is more than 30 miles from us, we will provide a highly competitive quote upon receipt of all details of the move. New Danemann pianos include free delivery to mainland UK. Other new pianos price on application.

Accessories (stools, keyrings and so on) do not include delivery, but postage can be arranged to mainland UK for a fee. If you live outside the UK, including Republic of Ireland, we work with trusted experienced partners to fulfil deliveries and we are happy to supply a quotation upon request.

Upstairs delivery

In the event that your new piano needs to be delivered upstairs (including exterior steps) we would ask for photographs of the access to be emailed our sales team ([email protected]). We will then prepare a highly competitive, no-obligation delivery quote for you. In some local cases we may request to come and view the access to ensure your chosen piano will fit round tight corners in a staircase, for example.

All moves are fully insured and every care will be taken to ensure the safety of your piano and your home and its contents.

William Young Pianos Ltd guarantees all second-hand pianos for a minimum of 2 years unless specified otherwise at the time of purchase.

New pianos are covered by manufacturers' guarantees which will be specified in the listing as these vary.

Our guarantees cover defects in parts or workmanship. They do not cover tuning or minor adjustments that can be done with a tuning. Accidental or deliberate damage (and normal wear and tear) are also excluded, as is any damage caused by the environment in which the piano is kept. We are always happy to advise if required.

Technical specifications

Model A
Depth (cm) 188
Number of keys 85
Number of Pedals 2
Year of Manufacture 1896
Case Rosewood

Frequently asked questions

What are the differences between buying a New and a Restored Piano?

We all think differently when it comes to the new or used question. As a rule of thumb, second-hand is generally better value for money for comparable quality pianos, but many people still prefer to know that their piano is brand new. Because we sell both new and used pianos and restore pianos ourselves, we will not try to influence you either way. Instead, we'll take the time to find out what your needs and preferences are and make suggestions as to the best choice to marry your requirements with your budget.

Why buy a grand piano?

The most obvious answer for many homeowners is that a grand piano, whether new or restored, provides a striking focal point in any room. A large piece of furniture in its own right, a piano can create a significant impact in any space, and the vast choice of sizes, styles, colours and finishes available mean that there's a grand piano to suit any setting.Of course, a grand piano is a musical instrument first and foremost - if they have the space, many pianists appreciate the additional resonance and depth of tone achieved through the larger soundboard and longer strings of a grand piano. However, a tall upright will have longer strings than a small baby grand, so if space is at a premium but you still want the best tone possible, this is worth bearing in mind. As a rule of thumb, once you near the 6' mark for grand pianos, they're significantly better instruments than smaller ones, which may inform your choice if you play to a high standard.Personal taste in terms of aesthetics and sound, plus room size and features, will always inform the eventual decision, as well as the desired budget. The standard to which the piano will be played is also an important consideration. There is a world of difference between a 19thC restored boudoir grand; a small 1930s baby grand; and a modern high gloss concert grand - our expert team is on hand to guide you through the maze of options.Because we offer both restored second-hand and new grand pianos, we can offer unbiased advice on choosing the best piano for your requirements.

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