Bechstein Info please

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Denise
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Bechstein Info please

Post by Denise » 08 Dec 2015, 13:36

I've just been given a Bechstein upright piano.The number on it is 28794 but i cannot find this number in any searches. I would just like to know it's age and any interesting info.

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Post by Bill Kibby » 08 Dec 2015, 15:18

If that is the correct serial number it would suggest 1891. Only Bechsteins can give you archive information about an individual piano just from the number.

If you could send photos to show what the whole piano looks like on the outside, we may be able to tell you more.
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Post by Colin Nicholson » 08 Dec 2015, 16:33

If you are interested, see my Bechstein portfolio/ blog about a recent Bechstein upright I refurbished recently,
showing various parts and materials and some casework repairs to the veneer.
This is a Model 10 - dated 1907 in Rosewood, oblique strung and under-damped.
At the footer of the page is a Youtube video about Bechstein in general.

http://www.aatuners.com/bechstein-refurb.html
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