How much is a story and Clark piano worth?

While many Story & Clark pianos found today are newer and not in need of restoration, the early 20th century and late 1800 models can range in value from $500-1,000 unrestored.

Are Story and Clark pianos good quality?

New Story & Clark pianos are not very good, and the originals from the industry’s “golden age” (turn of the century to about 1930) were only average.

Does Story and Clark still make pianos?

In 1962, Story & Clark was purchased by the Lowery Organ Company. The firm built pianos under both the “Story & Clark” and “Lowery” brand names. QRS Music is still producing pianos under the Story & Clark brand name today.

Who Makes Story and Clark piano?

Story & Clark piano is a now a subsidiary of QRS. Originally manufactured in Grand Haven, Michigan Story & Clark has become a piano that combines elements of both craftsmanship and affordability. The name has lasted for five generations.

How old is my story and Clark piano?

The history of the Story and Clark can be traced from 1857 when Hampton L. Story built his first piano. He began as a salesman but was able to buy it from the owner and had several piano companies from 1859 to 1883.

What happens if you don’t tune a piano for years?

If your piano has gone without tuning for an extended period of time, its pitch may have dropped well below standard pitch at which it was designed to perform. It may require a procedure called a “pitch raise”or “pitch correction”.

Are there any good story and Clark Pianos?

The Story and Clark pianos were popular and a good instrument. They are not a Steinway or Baldwin, but a good piano. $300.00 is a good price for an acoustic piano. The main thing about the uprights is how good a shape are the tuning pins in. In other words are they tight enough to hold a good tune for a reasonable length of time.

Who was the founder of story and Clark?

American Hampton L. Story began building pianos in 1857, and by 1884 had formed Story & Clark with fellow piano builder Melville Clarke.

How does pnomation work on a story and Clark piano?

In all Story & Clark pianos with a factory-installed PNOmation system, the system will be fully concealed, with no solenoid-rail cover visible, no need to cut the legs to accommodate the entire 88-note system, and full use of the original pedals and trapwork. This is called the QRS ZERO installation.

When did story and Clark start using a Stein scale?

They started using a Chas. Frederick Stein scale since about 1970 (to 1984) when they were owned by Lowrey, a division of Norlin Industries. Yamaha made some grand pianos for Story & Clark in Japan, in the late 1960s to 1970s.