Kaim Phonola Piano

Built: 1912
Serial number: 10412
Mechanism: Hupfeld Phonola 72
Height: 1.51 m

This artcase Kaim Hupfeld Phonola piano is one of the most beautiful ones we have seen so far. The artcase design is very decent and still looks wonderful. The piano is extremely well preserved - still playing pretty good. The sound of the piano is -due to the quality of Kaim- very good. A fantastic Phonola Player piano.

 

Kaim Phonola Piano

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Ibach Phonola Piano

Built: 1908
Serial number: 58681
Mechanism: Hupfeld Phonola 72
Height: 1.33 m

This Ibach Phonola piano was built in 1908, being one of the first pianos with integrated Phonola and Solodant functions. Till 1908, Hupfeld built the Phonola only in a push-up player version. It is unusual that this Phonola is integrated into an overdamping piano. The feeders and the reservoirs are located in the back of the piano - the tracker bar is a pull-out drawer below the keyboard. The piano is fully preserved, including the wonderful original Ibach candlesticks.


 

Ibach Phonola Piano

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Blüthner Phonola Aliquot grand piano

Built: 1927
Serial number: 108822
Mechanism: Hupfeld Phonola 88
Length: approx. 2.15 m

This Blüthner-Hupfeld Solophonola grand piano is probably a unique sample of this design. It was decorated with oriental paintings by request of its first buyer - including the bench that was specially made for this grand piano. The Phonola grand piano was equipped with metal pneumatics, which was very innovative at that time. The Blüthner grand piano integrates the widespread Aliquot system. The instrument is extremely beautifully preserved and will after refurbishing be wonderfully applicable again.


 

Blüthner Phonola Aliquot grand piano

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Hupfeld Phonola Meisterspiel push-up player 65/73

Built:./.
Serial number: 18307
Mechanism: Hupfeld Phonola 72 and 65
Height: 0.97 m

This Hupfeld Phonola push-up player is quite a special version. Hupfeld had popularly announced a combined push-up player with 72 note and 65 note scales to tighten up the competition with Aeolian that had gained a broad range of customers with the previous market launch of its 65 note scale pianola. Few push-up players of this version were actually sold. This is such a combined push-up player that can play Phonola rolls with the 72 note scale - and, in addition, rolls with the 65 note scale. The tracker bar has a slider for switching, and there are two hooks at the take-up reel. The push-up player is very well preserved and wonderfully applicable after a necessary refurbishing.

 

Hupfeld Phonola Meisterspiel push-up player 65/73

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Hupfeld Phonola push-up player

Built: ca 1903
Serial number: 2168
Mechanism: Hupfeld Phonola 72
Height: 0.97 m

Here is yet another Hupfeld push-up player from Leipzig - one of the famous Phonola 72 note models. It is one of the very first Phonola. These push-up players are positioned before a (grand) piano, and a piano roll moves the felted fingers on the keys. A perfect supplement for every (grand) piano owner who wants to listen to the almost limitless repertoire of other composers and pianists on his own instrument, in addition to his own play.


 

Hupfeld Phonola push-up player

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Blüthner Triphonola piano

Built: 1923
Serial number: 106072
Mechanism: Hupfeld Triphonola 88
Height: 1.37 m

Hupfeld Tri-Phonola anyway is a rare find – in combination with a Blüthner even more difficult to find. This is a late Blüthner-Hupfeld Tri-Phonola upright piano. This instrument is very special, as it has the metal valve system as well as a Hupfeld suction unit built-in. First time we see such a model. The Piano requires a full restoration – another challenge to our restoration experts.

 

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Grotrian-Steinweg Triphonola piano

Built: 1920
Serial number: 39276
Mechanism: Hupfeld Triphonola 88
Height: 1.36 m

This Hupfeld Triphonola Grotrian-Steinweg reproducing piano is another quite special rarity. This instrument is one of the first built after the market launch of the Hupfeld Triphonola. It is altogether very beautifully preserved in original condition and looks splendid in its mahogany case. Sometime within the recent 90 years or so it spent in an unheated room, so that refurbishing is urgently necessary to return this piano again to the full splendor of its sound. These compactly built Triphonola pianos are perfect for anyone who wants to use all variations of a reproducing instrument - while expecting a top-rated manual piano.

 

Grotrian-Steinweg Triphonola piano

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Blüthner Tri-Phonola grand piano

Built: 1920
Serial number: 101203
Mechanism: Hupfeld Triphonola
Length: 2.17 m

It is an extremely rare find - a Blüthner grand piano equipped with Hupfeld Triphonola reproducing mechanism. This wonderful Blüthner Tri-Phonola grand piano is in an extraordinary well preserved condition. Even the extremely rare original pump box is with the piano. With a required renovation it will play and sound perfect again. "Tri" stands for a multiple use of this Hupfeld mechanism - from Pianolist played music to fully accentuated and automatic music. The Tri-Phonola / Animatic-T rolls are perceived as being the best in class of artist rolls. In addition any standard 88 note roll can be payed on this player system. A fantastic piano.

 

Blüthner Tri-Phonola grand piano

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Grotrian-Steinweg Tri-Phonola grand piano

Built: 1920
Serial number: 40494
Mechanism: Hupfeld Triphonola
Length: 2.0 m

Another extremely rare find - a Grotrian-Steinweg Hupfeld Triphonola grand piano. It is in a very well preserved condition. The reproducing mechanism had been renovated ca. 1990. The acoustic piano is still authentic. The pump box is missing. We will rebuilt a pump box based on authentic components. It will be a fantastic piano.

 

Grotrian-Steinweg Tri-Phonola grand piano

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Blüthner DEA grand piano

Built: 1909
Serial number: 80485
Mechanism: Hupfeld DEA
Length: 2.15 m

The most expensive combination of available DEA instruments was at that time this combination of a Blüthner parlor grand and the DEA reproducing system. The grand piano is perfectly preserved. The noble double legs give an impressive appearance to the large instrument. The DEA mechanism is completely preserved and operational, including the motor etc. A necessary refurbishing will restore this grand piano to the full splendor of its sound, so that it may reproduce the rare original recordings. The Blüthner grand piano is also a fantastic manual grand piano to satisfy even high demands.


 

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DEA Rönisch piano

Built: 1913
Serial number: 56544
Mechanism: Hupfeld DEA
Height: 1.45 m

This Hupfeld DEA Rönisch piano was the first model advertised by Hupfeld after 1907. An imposing concert piano, built in noble mahogany for great rooms. This DEA piano was built approx. in 1913 and is visually very beautifully preserved. The self-playing system and the piano acoustics need to be completely restored. The extremely wide DEA rolls are rather rare - however, they can be provided as punched copies. Many great composers and pianists have effusively commented on the quality of the DEA instrument.

 

DEA Rönisch piano

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Berdux Phonola (88) grand piano

Built: 1915
Serial number: 17338
Mechanism: Hupfeld Phonola (88)
Length: 2.10 m

Berdux pianos had been a top brand in the era of ~1910. A rare find - even more rare equipped with a Hupfeld Phonola (88). The Hupfeld player mechanism had been completely restored in ~2000. It plays wonderful. The acoustic piano is preserved in a good playable condition.

 

Berdux Phonola (88) grand piano

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Roenisch Animatic Phonoliszt (88) Piano

Built: 1925
Serial number: 71934
Mechanism: Hupfeld Phonoliszt (88)
Height: 1.42 m

This is one of the very rare late Hupfeld Animatic Phonoliszt player pianos with the metal pneumatic system. It is very well preserved. Once being restored it will be a wonderful piano.

 

Roenisch Animatic Phonoliszt (88) Piano

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