Scarce as hens’ teeth and just back from being lovingly restored, this Steinway model A (stretch III) is now ready for its forever home. New Steinway action parts, strings, pins, felt and a vintage high gloss ebony finish were used. A brand-new matching artist bench rounds out the package. How does it sound? A dark mezzo voice and tons of power are the hallmarks of this instrument. A growl in the bass and sparkle on top. Big sound for a big player.
The Steinway model A-3 is where the Steinway A family takes a big step up in both size and sound. Measuring in at 6’4”, the A-3 is much larger than the previous model A grand and features a greater power and range of tone. It is very comparable to what has been dubbed the “perfect piano”, the Steinway B. These pianos were more affordable than the B, are more manageable in size and produced a sound and power that was most definitely on par with its 6’11” brethren. The A-3 piano was a staple of the New York factory only and never went into production in Hamburg. In 1945 the A-3 was discontinued by Steinway New York. Reliable rumors indicate that production ceased due to the competition it created for the larger and more profitable model B.
However, in 2005, Steinway re-introduced the A. Rather interestingly the A-3, the larger “stretch A” was not the piano put back into production. Instead, the A-2, short scale made its return in a smaller 6’2” size but priced at a whopping $103,100. Many consider the A-3 to be one of the finest scale designs that Steinway ever produced with it being a 7-foot piano in a 6’4” package. When properly rebuilt and restored, A-3 grands are some of the most versatile of all of Steinway’s pianos and they are one of our favorites here at Orpheus Music. They occupy an important position within Steinway’s line of legendary instruments.
All Orpheus Music Group pianos receive a great deal of care and attention during the preparation process managed by three separate teams of specialists to ensure each piano looks and sounds its best before it is offered for sale. Each team treats the instruments as if it were coming into their own home! For more details, check out our piano preparation process.
All of our pianos come complete with a technical inspection report, a five year warranty and free delivery within 25 miles of McLean, VA.
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