Behning Grand, Ornate Mahogany Case Restoration in process.
At this point, we can finish the piano to your choice of color. The Mahogany can be stained light or dark, brown or red, whatever we can do within the confines of the wood itself. The piano has been restrung with a new pinblock, plate and soundboard refinished. Action will be upgraded with new hammers, shanks and flanges. Since we are still in process with the piano, the price is negotiable depending on the finish you choose. Email or call 1-800-ON A PIANO (662-7426) for more details. Photos of parts and detailed carvings below.
Behning was one of those companies that went out of business during the depression. They made an excellent piano. For about 10 years, my personal piano was a Behning Grand from the same era as this piano. I brought it into the shop to restore for myself, and a piano teacher played it and made me an offer I couldn’t refuse. You may have never heard the name brand before, but don’t underestimate their quality of workmanship.
Click the photos for a larger image. You are going to want to see the detail in the carving.