“THE “GREEN CHI” STEINWAY!

#877: “THE “GREEN CHI” STEINWAY! Steinway M Art Case with Chinese Hand Painted (Chinoiserie Style) Gardens and Landscape Scenes. Completely Restored 2016 $125,000.

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We Nicknamed this “The “GREEN CHI” Steinway because the “Chinoiserie Style” Art landscape scenes painted on the piano are of gardens you would visit in 16th century China to restore your “Chi” or life force energy. The piano is completely covered with beautiful detailed paintings of rocks (symbolizing mountains which represent “Chi”) gardens, trees, flowers, water, birds, butterflies, fisherman, pagodas, bridges, swans, royal family members, musicians and dancers. The colors used are shades of natural green, brown, red and gold. People in the 1500’s in China would go this this kind of place to get away from the busy city life to restore, revitalize, relax and rejuvenate themselves. This Steinway M was originally manufactured in 1918 in the Steinway & Sons NYC factory and was totally rebuilt by Sonny’s Pianos Technicians during 2016. The art work was painstakingly restored over the past 9 months by a NYC based Master of “Chinoiserie Style” Art. The incredible detail and beautiful paintings on this pianos are nothing short of a masterpiece. Indeed a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Many of the paintings are embossed or raised thus giving the landscape scenes an in depth 3D appearance. It appears that you are looking into the scenes and can see trees and flowers and people in the distance. The video tour includes an interview with the artist and this PDF is an analysis of the art work by an Asian Art Historian. To see her full report and what the piano looked like before being restored click on the PDF here The piano was rebuilt with the highest quality materials currently available including new strings, pinblock, dampers and new Steinway NY action parts. It has the original excellent condition set of ivory keys and Steinway soundbaord. The action was regulated and hammers voiced to concert stage performance level. Here is some of what the art historian said. “Beautifully decorated. The design elements are inspired by Willow pattern ceramics but they are based on actual Chinese motifs. The scenes on the piano are based on Chinese landscape paintings and gardens. The basic elements of a Chinese landscape—mountains, water, trees, and humans—are meant to convey a microcosm of an orderly world. Traditionally, mountains, the most important element of a Chinese landscape painting, are a source of qi 气 (pronounced “chee”), or life-restoring essence. Chinese gardens are designed as three-dimensional landscapes, where people can go if a trip to the mountains isn’t practical. In a Chinese garden, eccentric rocks represent the mountains. Numerous examples of these rocks are painted on the piano. Wealthy men collected these odd rocks for their gardens; the most famous rocks are from Lake Tai near Suzhou. Thus, the garden is a miniature landscape where one can restore his vital essence.” WORLDWIDE SHIPPING! Questions? or to make an appointment to view the piano in person or cover this story Call Sonny at +1 631 475-8046

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#868: Steinway O 5’10.5 Satin Ebony Rebuilt & Refinished $17,500.

#868: Steinway O 5’10.5 Satin Ebony Rebuilt & Refinished $17,500.

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Classic Steinway Model O 5’10.5″, from the “Golden Age” of Steinway manufacturing 1920. Rebuilt and refinished about 15 years ago with new pins, strings, dampers, beautiful hand rubbed satin finish, new Steinway hammers, shanks and wippens, re-gilded plate and revarnished board. Little playing time since rebuild, hammers barely have a groove. Our furniture people and technicians went over it so it looks and sounds great. Has distinct Steinway O refined, elegant but robust tonal quality. Warranty. Nationwide and worldwide shipping. Questions? Call 631 475-8046 or e-mail info@sonnyspianos.com

#803: Steinway S Baby Grand Piano 5’1″ ebony Gloss 1936 (VIDEO) Rebuilt/Refinished. $13,500

#803: Steinway S Baby Grand Piano 5’1″ ebony Gloss 1936 (VIDEO) Rebuilt/Refinished. $13,500

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Rich sounding Steinway Model S 5’1″, rebuilt a while back with new Steinway hammers,shanks, flanges, knuckles, strings, pins, dampers, regildled the plate, re-varnished the board, we just put on new key tops, and gave it a new “French Polish” Finish. Action regulated to high level, hammers voiced. Looks and sounds great. Good candidate for a Player System Installation. Nationwide/Worldwide Shipping. Questions? Call Sonny +1-631 475-8046 or e-mail at sonny@sonnyspianos.com

#811: Pre-owned Used Steinway M Ebony Semi-gloss for NYC NJ CT & Worldwide $13,500 1917 (VIDEO) Refinished/Reconditioned 09/2015

#811: Pre-owned Used Steinway M Ebony Semi-gloss for NYC NJ CT & Worldwide $13,500 1917 (VIDEO) Refinished/Reconditioned 09/2015

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Excellent inside and out. LIKE NEW Steinway Hammers/shanks/flanges just put on. Action regulated to concert stage performance level. Soundboard, pin block, pins, dampers, bridges all excellent original Steinway parts. Rich, sublime Classic Steinway Model M Tone and action response. Warranty. Free LI/NYC delivery. All else continental USA only $475. Questions call Sonny 631 475-8046.or e-mail sonny@sonnyspianos.com

#859: Steinway M Ebony Semi-gloss $15,500 1924 Grand Piano Rebuilt/Refinished

#859: Steinway M Ebony Semi-gloss $15,500 1924 Grand Piano Rebuilt/Refinished

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Beautiful Steinway M 5’7″ from the Golden Age of Steinway Manufacturing 1924. Rebuilt & refinished about 25 years ago with new strings, dampers, regilded plate, re-varnished board. Classic Steinway M Golden Age tonal quality. Original beautiful ivory keys. Action just regulated to concert stage performance level. Our furniture people just freshened up the case with a French Polish finish. Warranty! Free LI/NYC delivery. Most else continetal USA only $475. Questions? Call 631 475-8046 or e-mail info@sonnyspianos.com

#858: Art Case Steinway D 8’6″ Totally Rebuilt/Refinished $59,000

#858: Art Case Steinway D 8’6″ Totally Rebuilt/Refinished $59,000.

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Art Case Victorian Style Steinway D, 8’6″, totally rebuilt and refinished summer 2015. New Alaska Sitka spruce soundboard, new pinblock. brand new Steinway Action, converted to modern action from original “rocker Action”, new strings, dampers, keytops, new natural grain French Polish Semi-gloss finish. Hand painted gold trim. Incredible tone, incredible work of art. Collectors item, museum piece. Worldwide shipping. Questions call 631 475-8046 or info@sonnyspianos.com

Steinway L Grand Piano 5’10.5″ 1982 $17,500. (VIDEO) action parts just upgraded.

#802: Steinway L Grand Piano 5’10.5″ 1982 $17,500. (VIDEO) action parts just upgraded.

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Magnificent Steinway Grand Piano Model L 5’10.5″ made in 1982. We just upgraded the action from the original Steinway parts to newer Steinway repetitions and Renner Blue hammers and shanks. Our technicians just regulated the action and voiced the hammers. Plays very smooth, even, responsively. Our furniture people just freshened the case up and gave it a “French Polish” which is several coats of hand applied padding lacquer put over the original finish which brings out the grain and evens the sheen and gives the piano a like new look. Rich Steinway L sublime tone. Comes with warranty. Free Long Island/NYC delivery. All else continental USA only $475. Questions? Call Sonny Direct 631 475-8046.or e-mail Sonny@sonnyspianos.com