WM KNABE & Co. Upright 1978 (Made in USA)
WM KNABE & Co.
PianoStyle: Upright Piano
Serial # 191180
Made in America
This is a beautiful piano, in excellent condition. It comes with a humidifier and the bench. Everything is in working order selling because I do not have room for it in my apartment.It will be sad to see it go. I am just looking for it to go to a good home. If you are interested feel free to contact me and come test the piano out. The price is 3,500 with delivery, within 20 miles of Wayne, PA. If you live outside of 20 miles I can still have it delivered but you will have to cover the extra cost. Thank you for looking, Happy Holidays.
William Knabe began building pianos in 1854. Quickly recognized as a serious maker of pianos, he also handled the commercial end of his business so cleverly that by the 1860’s his firm almost controlled the entire market of the southern United States.
His piano was chosen by The Metropolitan Opera, the San Francisco Opera, and by many others for its beautiful tone, perfectly crafted to be a wonderful accompanying instrument. Concert pianists used it as well. Most notably, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky chose the Knabe to debut Carnegie Hall’s very first concert on May 5, 1891. Other artists also proudly performed on the Knabe, including Artur Rubenstein, Hans Von Bulow, and Ferrucio Busoni.
Other famous owners include scientists Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison, singers Lillian Ponce and Dame Nellie Melba, as well as musicians like Saint-Saens and Elvis Presley.