In 1913 and 1914 the Model A2 and A3 were both listed in Steinway prices lists and sold concurrently. This piano was a staple of the New York factory only and was not produced in Hamburg. (Hamburg continued production of the short scale Model A2). The Model A3 continued in production until the mid 1940’s. In 1945, the model A3 was discontinued by Steinway New York. Reliable rumours indicate that production ceased doe to the competition it created of the larger and more expensive Model B.
We have completely restored this Steinway, including a new soundboard, pinblock and action. We have sprayed the plate silver, inspired by the ‘Sterling Silver’ Steinway, – a nod to the original nickel-plated hardware found on traditional Steinways. With some subtle modifications by our team of restorers, this is truly a modern piano, unlike any other.