If you've ever wanted to own a Steinway piano, but thought you could never afford one, here's your chance to get as close to that Steinway grand as possible without having to mortgage the house & sell one of the kids to do so.
Saturday's Logos benefit concert will feature 2 fine pianos for sale to the highest bidder. One is a Steinert grand piano made by a small company which borrowed the best elements of the finest pianos of the day and incorporated them into their piano designs. This Steinert parlor grand is about as close as you will get to that coveted Steinway without having to pay the $55,000+ for a new one, or upwards of $25,000 for a used instrument. This was a small New England piano builder, so there are relatively few seen here in the Northwest. However, I have worked on several over the years and have found them to be worthy instruments rivaling the sound and quality of the pianos they have copied. Clint Hughes has done a great job of rebuilding this instrument, and anyone acquiring it in the $10-15,000 range would be getting a real bargain.
The Starck upright is a beautifully restored instrument with a great sound. With new strings, pins, hammers and action parts, this piano will serve your family well for decades to come. The case work you find on this instrument is just not to be found on modern pianos. That kind of material and workmanship would be cost-prohibitive today. This is the kind of piano you can buy for your children and (with proper maintenance) you can hear your grandchildren play.
Come to the concert at the Nazarene Church on Saturday at 2 pm, listen to some great music, and be prepared to "bid high and bid often" in support of a good cause and a lifetime of good music in your home.