C. Bechstein Model A1 1924 (‘Art Deco’ Cream)

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Serial number 53326, Stock number R17120, Makers number 125007

Year of manufacture: 1924

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Raymond Yiu 贝希斯坦A1 (interview about this piano in Chinese)

This piano has a unique ‘art deco’ case and is raised on ‘slab’ support legs and lyre

This piano has its original casework and soundboard

This piano was renovated in 2017, including:

  • Soundboard bridges, strings extensively cleaned
  • Hammer action thoroughly cleaned and prepared for regulation and voicing
  • Centre pins and strings checked
  • Surfaces burnished
  • Keyboard and key frame cleaned
  • Pins bat and balanced
  • Keys eased
  • Playing surface burnished and keys levelled
  • Dampers and pedal system prepared and checked for corrosion
  • Mechanism reassembled
  • Regulated, tuned and voiced
  • Casework repaired
  • The key tops have been replaced with white ivorelle
  • Tuned to concert pitch