Type: Overstrung/Underdamper Upright Piano
Brand: Challen, London, UK
Finish: Satin Finish Burr Walnut Veneer
Date of Manufacture: 1939
Challen, established in London in 1804, would go on to be one of the UK's most prolific manufacturers of upright and grand pianos. We currently have two restored Challen uprights from the same year, 1939. This model is in one of our favoured cabinet designs, and is veneered in striking burr walnut. The 85 note keyboard has been thoroughly cleaned and the grained celluloid key coverings cleaned and buffed too.
Dimensions: Width: 136cm, Depth: 62cm, Height: 107cm
Challen are known for their superior sound quality and craftsmanship. They are world renowned manufacturers of high quality and reliable lifetime instruments that are built by top technicians. After several months in the workshop, every aspect of this instrument is refinished to the highest standards. The casework now looks the same as when it was originally manufactured, having been stripped back, repaired and finished with many coats of the finest grade polish.
The brass trimmings included every screw, inside and out, are refinished and/or replaced in areas. The back of the piano is resprayed and fully lined. The meticulously prepared internal mechanism known as the ‘action’ is thoroughly regulated and overhauled, with hundreds of new parts including new tapes, springs, felts, bushings, screws etc.
The hammers are resurfaced, realigned, and now perform at their optimum best. The keyboard and pedal maintenance results in a responsive touch and comfortable playing experience. The pedal section was removed and reconditioned: while pedals were out, the inner base of the piano resprayed. Pedals are regulated and new pads installed around them to reduce movement noise. Strings, pins, and soundboard are cleaned.
Five Year Warranty
Annual tuning starts at €120 depending on location