Type: Overstrung/Underdamper Upright Piano
Brand: Hopkinson, London, UK
Finish: Light Satin Mahogany
Date of Manufacture: 1952
Hopkinson, like Rogers, were made in London and were built using the finest materials and components. They had a reputation for building pianos with great tone, touch, and longevity. Tens of thousands were built and distributed widely, many going to schools. It is nice to play, with thick ivories that feel comfortable beneath the finger tips. There is significant depth of tone for its compact size and with the work carried out over the last three months, it is now ready to be played and admired for many more generations.
Dimensions: Width: 140cm, Depth: 59cm, Height: 118cm
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, including every screw, inside and out, are refinished and shiny. The back of the piano is resprayed and fully lined.
The hammers are resurfaced, realigned, and now perform at their optimum best. Pedal section was removed and reconditioned: and while the pedals were out, the inner base of the piano resprayed. Pedals are regulated and new pads installed around them to reduce movement noise when in operation. Strings, pins, and soundboard are cleaned. Each ivory key was put through a cleaning and whitening process using ultra violet light. Piano is tuned, toned and ready to play.
2 Year Extendable Warranty
Nationwide Ground Floor Delivery
New Adjustable Matching Stool (Worth: €195)
Warranty is renewed after two years if O'Briain Pianos or a third party tune your piano at least once a year.
Piano is tuned prior to delivery. It's important that you tune your piano after two months, as it takes two months for your piano to acclimatize and adapt to its new environment (Tuning Cost: €130).
During this 'settling in' period, a piano goes slightly out of tune. After this first tuning, your piano must be tuned at least once a year (Tuning Cost: €130).
If you are an intermediate to advanced level player, tuning every six months is advised.