The Complete List/ Fortepianos


#3768 MN Sold
Fortepiano by Garka, FF-f’’’, 61 notes, This handsomely inlaid and painted square piano was made by George Garcka in London dated 1790. It was restored by B.W.M.Benn in 1970. Nearly all parts and strings are original. The soundboard was replaced. It has 5 octaves FF-f”’, currently tuned to A-390, two handstops for sustain and buff. The original lock key still has a tag: “Inlaid Spinet W. Stebbins.” The lid bears a painting: “the Judgment of Paris” in the style of Angelica Kaufmann. The instrument is in MN, delivery possible. $9,000.


#3914 MO Sold
Fortepiano by Edward L. Kottick with keyboard by David Sutherland; Stein; 1974. FF-f’’’, 61 notes, full renovation in Edward Kottick’s shop 2013. (84” x 38”) White accidentals, knee pedal. Includes cover, bench, misc. tools and wire. The instrument is in MO. $9,900.


#3436 MI Sold
Stein-style fortepiano, professionally built from a D. Jacques Way kit in 1985 by Thomas Ciul. 61-note keyboard, FF-f”’. Beautiful, richly colored mahogany case, instrument is seven feet long. Includes: tuning wrench, extra strings, felts, etc. Instrument last serviced in 2009. The instrument is in MI. Priced at $18,500 $12,000.


John Broadwood & Sons square grand, London 1827-1828, Opus # 36022
; Key compass : FF- f4  73 keys @ 427; naturals of ivory with ebony sharps. Three octave measure 488~19 1/4", double strung throughout.  Single pedal for dampers. Instrument was professionally rebuilt in Boston in 2006 with recent structural work 2012. Fully playing instrument of sweet tone. 69" x 26" x 34". $12,500


#3952 GER
Historic Square Piano (Christopher Ganer, UK, late 18th century), in very good historically restored condition. FF - f’’’, 2-course throughout. 2 registers (damper suspension, lute), A 1 400 Hz.-tuning. The instrument is in Germany. € 12,500.


#3644 CAN
Square Piano, by Bennett of Russell Square, London England, 1839. FF-f’’’. Dimensions: 34 inches high, 68 inches long, 26 inches wide. Used in CBC broadcasts as well as recitals in Florida, the case of the square piano is solid English walnut. The legs are elegant, and the damper pedal is operated from the knee. The touch is even and the tone is a beautiful example of the early 19th century fortepianos.The pins, strings and soundboard have been replaced and restored by Gene Lukensmeyer (Mt. Dora, Florida). The strings are lighter than the original in order to place less stress on the frame.The instrument includes the original tuning key, and postcard with references to the strings and tuning by Charles N. Wilson.  Excellent playing condition. Instrument is in B.C., Canada. $14,500.


#3571 MA
Antique square piano, German, maker unknown, circa 1780 . FF-f'''. Case of quarter sawn oak recovered (c. 1790) with mahogany veneer. Ebony / ivory keyboard . Professionally restored by Tim Hamilton, Boston, 2006. $15,000.


#3517 HCH
Antique fortepiano by George Moore, 1813
.  Magnificent inlaid and crossbanded case.  Restored by Tim Hamilton. $14,500.