It is in excellent condition. " The only service suggested was "Lubrication now and new hammer felts in coming years, because they are beginning to show their age. We have owned it more than 30 years.
Mostly played by professionals and always in our living rooms. Under the piano is an etched'signature' of'R(ichard) Chamberlain' who played it on June 26,1963. In 2010 a piece covering Doris Duke noted different celebrities who played at her parties, it read.
Emma Veary, the great Hawaiian singer whose mother was close friends with Duke, is certain many top musicians entertained on the (Duke's two grand) pianos. "Any performer that came to the islands, she invited to the house and they would play music, " Veary said. She remembers a party in which Burt Bacharach entertained Carole Burnett, Richard Chamberlain and Jim Nabors, who also played piano. Because it was a cassette driven system, we had it professionally removed approximately 10 years ago.
The Steinway technician said that there was no effect on the playing, on the sound, on the sound board or to any of the mechanisms because it was clear that it had been both professionally installed and removed. There are no visible signs of it having been there except where the unit had been mounted inside on the underside of the piano. Condition is "Used" while in reality it is "Excellent". The "F" above middle "C" is the only imperfect key with a hairline crack (you can't even see it in an expanded view of the second picture of the keys and can see that it genuinely is a hairline in the last picture).
No other chips or cracks on any of the keys. The item "1961 Steinway Grand Piano, Model L, Inspected in Excellent Cond, owned 30+ years" is in sale since Wednesday, March 24, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Pianos, Keyboards & Organs\Pianos\Grand & Baby Grand Pianos". The seller is "cleardirection" and is located in Dallas, Texas. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.