43" Oak Console - Serial #102489 - 2005
This piano was built in 2005 in China by the same company that manufactured the 2 Breitmann pianos on our showroom floor. It appears to never have been played, the case and inside are all good as new!
This oak satin Krakauer 43" console has been inspected and received an all-points regulation and tuning. The condition is like new inside and out, with absolutely no wear and tear on the case or hammers. The traditional console case is made to go into a home setting and would be a great starter instrument for any new pianist!
All of our preowned pianos undergo our reconditioning process which includes:
- Hammer Resurfacing
- Aligning Hammers to Strings
- Tightening Action Screws
- Leveling Keys
- Adjusting Key Dip
- Adjusting Let-off and Backchecks
- Cleaning the Strings
- Polishing Keytops
- Cleaning Both Inside & Out
- Adjusting the Pedals
- Cleaning the Case as needed
The Krakauer piano is no longer made today, however a new piano of this size and quality costs around $6000.
All reconditioned pianos come with a 2-year mechanical warranty.
Krakauer Piano History
The original Krakauer piano is another American made instrument that began in New York in 1896 by Simon Krakauer and son David. Later joined by a Julius Krakauer, it was located in New York City until 1977, when Howard Graves purchased the company and relocated to Ohio. By 1980, the Kimball company bought the rights to the name, however by 1996 the company closed its doors.
In the early 2000's, it was common for many of the old piano names to be produced once more by Chinese manufacturers, and the popularity of the piano grew exponentially in China. Also, the Chinese imported instrument became less costly then the American made piano. At this time, the Krakauer piano was produced by the same company that produced the Breitmann piano. Today, however, the Krakauer piano is no longer produced.
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