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42" Ebony Console - Serial #65197 - 1960
This pre-owned Mason & Hamlin 42" ebony satin console was built in 1960 in the USA. Our technicians have inspected this piano, and have found that it has tight tuning pins, and no cracks in the soundboard or bridges. It will be reconditioned soon!
A matching bench is included. Reconditioning will include:
- 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
- Re-pinning & Replacing Felts as Needed
We back our work with a 2-year mechanical warranty.
The older Mason & Hamlin uprights have the tension resonator bar that runs horizontal in the back of the piano. They have a great reputation for holding their tune and having a full sound despite their size. This is a great instrument for someone who may not have a lot of space, but would like that rich sound the Mason & Hamlin pianos are known for.
Mason & Hamlin Piano History
In 1854 Henry Mason & Emmons Hamlin founded the Mason & Hamlin piano company in Boston, MA. This was the beginning a long lasting relationship that brought innovative applications to the design of the piano, including the "tension resonator" and the "screw stringer" mechanism. While the Screw Stringer mechanism is no longer used today, the tension resonator device is still incorporated into the Mason design.
The Mason & Hamlin company enjoyed success in the US until the great depression of 1930, when they became part of the Aeolian-American company. They continued to be produced as a high level instrument until the 1980's when the large company dissolved. The Mason & Hamlin name changed hands a few times until 1996 when it was bought by the Brothers Kirk & Gary Burgett, who still own the company today.
Mason & Hamlin is one of two pianos still made in the USA today.
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