1977 Jonas & Sons Chickering Baby Grand Piano with Original Bench and Original Paperwork with receipt.

The piano was appraised at $9,000 in 2017.

The Piano also comes with its Original Bench, Original purchase receipt, The piano was regularly tuned and regularly played up.

This is not a stock 1977 Chickering Baby Grand Piano in Mahogany but has OEM upgrades by the late Piano manufacturer such as Custom legs to match the Original Bench Seat purchased at the same time which the original receipt shows.

This piano was purchased as a gift from my father to my mother and has a brass nameplate on the inside of the piano with my mothers name Rosemarie Evans Kaufman whom it was purchased for in August of 1977.

I have included the pictures of the soundboard the most important piece of any piano which is free of any cracks, and gaps. I used a business card to show as I checked for gaps and was not able to fit the card in anywhere because their are no gaps. Also the crown which is intact and has the same arch as when it was made which produces the character of sound produced by this baby grand piano.

You can rest assured that this beauty made by Chickering has the depth and genuine ability to be music in your guests ears. My mother entertained family and guests at all the get togethers, family Christmas parties, church member rehersals at our home in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

My mother was a professional music teacher who taught at 3 schools in Maryland. This is her pride and joy and has always been well taken care of.

This piano was the tool my mother used to inspire and spread the sound of music to so many people. In the evenings she would play and develop her lesson plans for students.

The entire Bench seat is full of sheet music she acquired over her 30+ years of teaching which also comes with the sale.

I can confirm from the serial number, that this piano was produced by the Chickering Company in 1977. Thus it is one of the better makes of pianos and as such has a good pedigree. Just research Chickering as there is not a bad word said about them. In fact its said that many Piano manufacturers have lost the ability to sound like these Chickering Baby Grand Pianos.

Chickering achieved the "Highest Award Ever Given to Any Piano Forte Manufactured In The World!"

This was made by the Main Chickering Company, which was established by Jonas Chickering in 1823. In 1852 Jonas brought his three sons into the business and the piano business thus expanded and prospered until the factory in East Rochester closed in July 1982. The Wurlitzer and Baldwin Companies made Chickering pianos from 1986 and 1994 respectively.

The strings have been replaced but the casework is original and has always been very well taken care of by a professional pianist with a love for music. This out of all her many instruments was her pride and joy.

Please be aware that anytime this piano was moved it was done so professionally and was always tuned, and always kept inside a climate controlled home. This piano was never abused and as little kids we were never allowed to play in the music room which was sealed with two French doors. We were able to listen as the sound captivated both my brother and I.

If you are purchasing the Piano we suggest using a professional shipper which is not included in the price but can be reffered if local. The cost to tune the piano is the responsibility of the purchaser.

Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or concerns and I will promptly reply. You can also schedule a time to play this beautiful instrument and assess its character for yourself.

Potential purchasers must contact me first before purchasing this item with a delivery address or at minimum a city, state country so that I can verify shipping charges. The actual shipping charges it will cost me will be the only charges it will cost for shipping. Anything over will be refunded anything under you agree to pay. But by contacting me first I can tell you exactly what the costs will be and update the shipping charges accordingly.

I have included YouTube Videos to use as reference only that are not this specific piano, but just so you can hear the American Chickering Baby Grand Piano in all of its glory, and to learn more about what makes this a rare and sought after piano even in 2024. They just don't make them like they used too! This piano has been cross posted to numerous different sites as of April 23, 2024 and will be removed when sold. Your encouraged to make offers before this timeless piece is gone for good.

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Listed2 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
Very Good items may show a few slight marks or scratches but are fully functional and in overall great shape.Learn more
Brand
Model
  • Baby Grand
Finish
  • Mahogany
Categories
Year
  • 1977
Made In
  • United States
Number of Keys
  • 88 Keys
Number of Pedals
  • 3 Pedals

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