SOLD - Bechstein Model A in Rosewood French Polish - fully restored



We have a beautifully restored Model A grand piano by Bechstein in stock for the 3rd time! We originally sold this instrument in the 1890s and have now fully rebuilt it restoring it back to it's true glory.

The piano was featured centre stage at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden for their performance of the ballet Mayerling in November 2018.

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£ 19,950.00

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This instrument is now sold. If you are interested in a similar piano please do not hesitate to get in contact.

This beautiful instrument dates from 1891 and was originally sold by Forsyths when new. We bought it back again in the 1980s when it was used for a while by the Forsyths as their family piano, it was then sold again to customers in the mid 1980s. We recently were offered it back again and we have now finished the painstaking work of bringing it back to it's former glory.

  • The casework has been fully stripped and hand French polished by our polisher Philippa - superb craftmanship.
  • The soundboard has been recrowned by drying and shimming with spruce multiple times to bring back the vibrancy of this venerable instrument. The soundboard has been stripped and bleached and a decal reapplied
  • The piano has been fully restrung with new bass and treble strings using 'Bechstein green' felt
  • The wrest plank has been replaced with a new delignite plank to give it excellent tuning stability for decades to come
  • The frame has been stripped and relaquered to a high gloss finish
  • The piano benefits from having excellent condition original ivories and ebonies
  • The keyboard has been fully rebushed and the action completely overhauled with new action parts as necessary

The piano now has an excellent rich singing quality of tone and a very responsive touch.

The piano is back from it's outing to the Royal Opera House and is available for viewing in our Manchester showrooms.


Length - 184cm (6'ft)

Width - 144 cm

Height 99cm

Images from the piano on stage at the Royal Opera House October 2018 are ©ROH, 2018. Photographed by Helen Maybanks.

Unsure if this grand piano will fit?  Ask us to make a paper template so that you can try!

Delivery charges may apply depending on degree of difficulty and location. However, ground floor delivery is typically included provided access is straightforward - enquire now for details.

This piano is available to try in our showroom with many other pre-owned and new instruments to compare. 

We usually have in stock over 40 new grand pianos, over 70 new upright pianos and an ever-changing supply of around 40 pre-owned acoustic pianos;

we are definitely worth a visit!

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