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Pianos Under Restoration

Pianos under restoration includes pianos in need of repair, refurbishment, reconditioning, rehabilitation and/or general maintenance.

Our storerooms are bursting with some of the most famous and renowned makes of pianos; a few of fascinating, didactic museum value, as well as intermediate makes that need to be re-painted or restored. Due to the high cost of quality restoration and fitting the rhythm of current demand, some pianos lie in wait yearning and hankering for heed, waiting for adequate and requisite time, being kept because they are in demand; are of excellent quality and/or rarity.

Isn’t it great when you have an idea of exactly which finish you want on a piano and you can see those in need of a repolish?

We have listed a few here, but please note, there are a great many more to come as time allows.

Intermediate
Upright Pianos

available for
hire & sale

Premier
Upright Pianos

available for
hire & sales

Grand
Pianos

available for
hire & sale

Other

Piano
Services

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Intermediate Upright Pianos Under Restoration

Most of the pianos listed in this section are waiting to be reviewed, in need of a general service and/or need to be repolished. This is detailed in the description with each piano.

Bach Upright Piano (379)

This piano was manufactured in Berlin, Germany, in around 1915. It has a burr walnut casing. The pia…

Bentley Upright Piano (020)

Serial number: 91434. This piano was manufactured in 1959 by the Bentley Piano Co. in England. The d…

Challen Upright Piano (260)

Serial numbers: 79500 & 26159. This piano was manufactured in London in the 1950’s. The piano cu…

Danemann Upright Piano (052)

Serial number: M8796. Manufactured in London, England in the 1950’s, Danemann is one of Britai…

Danemann Upright Piano (277)

Serial number: 64146. This piano was manufactured in 1947, in London, and has a dark mahogany casing…

Dietmann Upright Piano (313)

Serial number: 11022. This Dietmann was manufactured in South Africa. The Dietmann Factory built man…

Eavestaff Upright Piano (432)

Manufactured in London, this Eavestaff is a ‘Mini Royal’ model, which is very collectable. Although …

Eavestaff Upright Piano (440)

Manufactured in London, this is a Mini Eavestaff. It has a lovely structure with full panel flat sid…

Hans Bauer Upright (528)

Serial number: 75007. Branded a Hans Bauer, this piano was manufactured in the 1980’s in the Dietman…

John Brinsmead Upright Piano (267)

Serial number 84014. This piano was manufactured in London between the years of 1935 and 1939.This J…

Kemble Upright Piano (441)

Kemble is a well-regarded British make of piano.This piano is waiting to be repolished or painted. T…

Knight Upright Piano (212)

Serial numbers: 19881 & 719881. This Knight was manufactured in South Africa, in 1960. It has a …

Otto Bach Upright Piano (103)

Serial number: 14124. This piano was manufactured in the Zimmermann Factory, in Germany, in the 1930…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (132)

Serial numbers: 6355148, 47. In structure, this is a Classic Otto Bach in a most unusual veneer, whi…

Otto Bach Upright Piano (254)

Serial number: G1962. We have not had an opportunity to consider this piano since purchase and will …

Otto Bach Upright Piano (255)

Serial number: 21851. We have not had an opportunity to consider this piano since purchase and will …

Phelps Upright Piano (075)

Serial number: 10451. This is an English piano of very pleasing proportions, in a mahogany casing, w…

Philadelphia and Lester Upright Piano (085)

Serial number: 175427. Manufactured in the U.S.A. in around the 1930’s, this is a very elegant…

Steinmayer Upright Piano (327)

Serial number: 2170. This piano was manufactured in London and has the brighter tone one would expec…

Thurmer Upright Piano (296)

Serial numbers: 48575 & 6228. This piano was manufactured in Germany, in 1919.It has wonderful, …

Wurlitzer Upright Piano (049)

Serial number: 203709. What a wonderfully, typically American war-time piano!We see very few of thes…

Wurlitzer Upright Piano (415)

Serial number: 218185. The piano is made by a very well-known manufacturer, Wurlitzer, in America; i…

Zimmermann Upright Piano (347)

Serial number: 13882. This piano was manufactured in Liepzig, Germany, between the years of 1919-192…

Premier Upright Pianos Under Restoration

Here you will find more of the fascinating, didactic museum value as well as famous and renowned makes of pianos; awaiting consideration, repair and/or restoration as detailed in the description with each piano.

Baldwin Acrosonic Upright Piano (628)

This Baldwin Acrosonic piano was manufactured by the Baldwin Piano Company in the United States of A…

Bechstein Upright Piano (687)

Serial number: 63523. Manufactured in Germany, this is a Model 8 Bechstein. Need we say more? The Mo…

Bechstein Upright Piano (694)

Serial number: 151834. This piano was manufactured in Berlin, Germany, in 1959. It has a story to te…

Bechstein Upright Piano (799)

Built in 1896, serial number 35393, case number R d 206 403, it is an overstrung, underdamper with a…

Bluthner Upright Piano (744)

Serial number 197746. This piano was manufactured in Leipzig, Germany.On balance, a great Blüthner i…

Carl Ecke Upright Piano (460)

Serial number: 18342. This superior quality piano was manufactured in Germany, between the years of …

Ed. Seiler Upright Piano (797)

Serial numbers: 3087 & 83573. This piano was made in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1955. It currently …

Fritz Kuhla Upright Piano (676)

Serial number: 12880. This piano was manufactured in Berlin, Germany. Fritz Kuhla is a very well-reg…

Grotrian Upright Piano (771)

Serial number: 77714. This Model 120 Grotrian Steinweg piano was manufactured in 1957, in Braunscwei…

Neumeyer Upright Piano (794)

Manufactured in Berlin, Germany the effort, consideration and craftmanship that went into constructi…

Schiedmayer Upright Piano (425)

Serial number 14973. This piano was manufactured in Stuttgard, Germany in the mid 1880’s.As yet unfi…

Schimmel Upright Piano (614)

This piano was manufactured in Germany and has a walnut casing. The unique size and structure of thi…

Steinway Upright Piano (745)

Serial number 94163. The date on the metal frame shows it being cast on the 31st of December 1898. T…

Steinway Upright Piano (786)

Serial number: 217 032. This Model K Vertegrand piano was manufactured in New York, in 1923. Its cas…

Yamaha Upright Piano (780)

Serial number: 1079383. This Yamaha spinet needs a through service and its casing needs to be cleane…

Zeitter & Winkelmann Upright Piano (796)

This piano was built “c” 1918 and is a top-quality instrument. The burr walnut casing ha…

Grand Pianos Under Restoration

Most of the pianos listed in this section are awaiting consideration, repair and/or restoration. This is detailed in the description with each piano.

Allison Grand Piano (955)

We will be adding details as time allows – this is one of those pianos that we have purchased …

Bluthner Grand Piano (923)

We will be adding details as time allows – this is one of those pianos that we have purchased …

Challen Grand Piano (903)

This piano has a mahogany casing. Challen is a very well-known and one of the best English makes of …

Ibach Grand Piano (916)

This Model C Ibach was manufactured in 1895. It is a seven-foot grand with ebonised casing – a beaut…

Ibach Grand Piano (946)

Since purchase we have not had a chance to assess, service and record information about this piano a…

Kawai Grand Piano (938)

Since purchase we have not had a chance to assess, service and record information about this piano a…

Otto Bach Grand Piano (954)

We are eagerly awaiting the time to assess provide details about this piano.The DE 954 Otto Bach Gra…

Schimmel Grand Piano (933)

Schimmel is a very high quality make of piano. This style is the only one like it I have seen. With …

Schimmel Grand Piano (949)

Since purchase we have not had a chance to assess, service and record information about this piano a…

Steinway Grand Piano (915)

Serial number 261 760. This Model M Steinway was built in Hamburg in 1928. It has a mahogany casing.…

Steinway Grand Piano (939)

Serial number: 284962. This Model S-155 Steinway piano was manufactured in New York, in 1936 and has…

Steinway Grand Piano (944)

Serial number: 30972. This Steinway was manufactured in New York, in 1874. This magnificent Model D …

Monthly Piano Hire

Eshelby Pianos supply quality acoustic pianos for rental/hire to areas in and around greater Johannesburg and Pretoria.

Hiring a piano is a great option if you are indecisive about which piano to buy, it is also a way to inexpensively see if a hobby is going to be long-term. As one continues to play, they are likely to develop a preference for the tone, touch and general feel of a piano. Each one is unique, even if it is made from the same manufacturer and is the same model.

Functional Piano Hire

Eshelby Pianos offer’s a substantial variety of distinguished grand and upright pianos for hire (view the pianos currently available) for short term hire: daily hire for special events – such as weddings, conferences, music videos – as well as for temporary hire – like music examinations, concerts, when your piano is being repaired or when a pianist is visiting.

Buying a piano

When you want to purchase a piano and look at at pianos for sale, it is always better to have an idea of what you are looking for as well as physically view and try out the piano in relation to others.

There are literally hundreds, possibly thousands, of makes out there, many of which are of the very best quality, but not necessarily well-known.

There are so many aspects to consider when purchasing a piano. We have detailed many considerations…