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Pre-Owned Pianos

Cunningham’s world renowned restoration facility specializes in making old pianos sound and look brand new. Contact us to explore our inventory of pre-owned pianos.

Bolet’s Favorite Piano

When I was a young student at The Curtis Institute of Music, I had the incredible fortune of studying under the legendary pianist Jorge Bolet. While most of the practice rooms at Curtis had Steinway pianos, Mr. Bolet's teaching studio (1E in the old building) had 2...
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The Art of Piano Finishing

The art of piano finishing requires great skill and patience to produce the most beautiful results worthy of a great piano.

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The Cunningham Piano Factory Tour

One of Philadelphia’s best kept secrets is the free Cunningham Piano factory tour at our restoration facilities in Germantown.

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Debussy’s Favorite Piano

The Bechstein was Claude Debussy’s favorite piano. The famous French composer once remarked that “Piano music should only be written for the Bechstein.”

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Dr. João Paulo Casarotti’s search for the perfect piano

Brazilian pianist and pedagogue Dr. João Paulo Casarotti recently traveled 1200 miles from Louisiana to Cunningham Piano Co. to find the perfect piano.

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Piano Voicing: Can You Hear The Difference?

Piano voicing is the process of adjusting the density of the felts covering the hammers striking the string to produce a warmer or brighter tone.

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A Perfectly Optimized Schimmel 189 Grand Piano

In this video, we visit the "finishing room" at Cunningham Piano Co.'s Germantown factory to sample a Schimmel 189 6'3" grand piano that has been perfectly optimized. Here at Cunningham Piano Company we occasionally get a call from a customer who very recently bought...
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Don’t make the same mistake with this Steinway B…

This Steinway B was built in 1960 then rebuilt by Steinway 6 years ago. One of our customers fell in love with it, then made the mistake of trying a Bösendorfer…

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Charles Walter Upright Piano

In this video, we take a look at a Charles Walter upright piano. Charles Walter, based in Elkhart, Indiana, is one of three remaining American companies still building pianos today.  Charles Walter himself is still alive and well in his 80's, and worked as a scale...
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Kawai Upright Piano Model UST7

At 45 inches tall, this Kawai upright piano model UST7 features a bright, clear sound and responsive keyboard, and is Kawai’s answer to Yamaha’s P22.

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Featured Pre-Owned Pianos

A Perfectly Optimized Schimmel 189 Grand Piano

In this video, we visit the "finishing room" at Cunningham Piano Co.'s Germantown factory to sample a Schimmel 189 6'3" grand piano that has been perfectly optimized. Here at Cunningham Piano Company we occasionally get a call from a customer who very recently bought...

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Charles Walter Upright Piano

In this video, we take a look at a Charles Walter upright piano. Charles Walter, based in Elkhart, Indiana, is one of three remaining American companies still building pianos today.  Charles Walter himself is still alive and well in his 80's, and worked as a scale...

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A 1999 Steinway L Grand Piano

This is a beautiful 1999 Steinway L, a 5'10" grand piano that was in a private home, traded in for a larger piano, and lovingly reconditioned by the artisans at Cunningham Piano Company. This piano comes with a full 10 year parts and labor warranty. Listen to the...

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A 1930 Mason & Hamlin BB 7′ Grand Piano

A vintage Mason & Hamlin BB embodies the idea of the “American tone” in a grand piano. The “American tone” is shared by some of the great names in domestic vintage pianos here in the USA and is characterized by a warm powerful sound that is rich and colorful, but...

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Two B’s Or Not Two B’s

It's very rare that we have more than one rebuilt Steinway B ready to go at any given time, but now is your opportunity to explore two magnificent instruments lovingly rebuilt at Cunningham Piano Company's restoration facilities. Check out the photos and call us...

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Two Reconditioned Console Pianos from Yamaha and Baldwin

In addition to the complete rebuilding and restoration of world class grand pianos, we also go out of our way to choose a variety of very nicely kept, completely reconditioned vertical pianos. Here are two of the choices that we have available right now. Yamaha...

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Are Old Pianos Better Than New Pianos?

Are old pianos better than new ones? The answer is: it depends. Old pianos can continue to sound wonderful for many years with regular maintenance and care, but even pianos that have deteriorated can often be restored to their former glory, and in many cases made to...

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A piano reunion

In 2003, Anson Liu lived in Texas, but worked for a company headquartered in NJ. When it came time to shop for a grand piano, this made it convenient for Anson to shop Texas, but also New Jersey, New York City, and Philadelphia.

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How Pianos Are Like Fine Wines

Like fine wines, every acoustic is unique because of what it’s made of: organic materials that can vary by year, region, and the skill level of hand craftsmanship.

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