Bring home a piece of musical history with R. KASSMAN.
Our ever-changing selection of previously owned pianos is comprised of many of the most renowned instruments you’ll find anywhere, such as Steinway, C. Bechstein, Yamaha, Kawai and most others. At R. KASSMAN, we thoroughly inspect every piano we offer in order to verify that each meets its original performance specifications, and our expert technicians routinely restore them to original condition.
These meticulously refurbished instruments will bring a sound and aesthetic to your home that is nothing short of unique and majestic.
See below to view our current selection of previously owned pianos. Keep in mind that our collection changes regularly, so to see our most recent acquisitions, visit our showroom in Berkley.

Current Selection
Below is a sampling of some of our current pre-owned inventory

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Yamaha U3 Professional Upright


In polished ebony, this gleaming piano looks and performs like new. Built in 1994, the piano was purchased new in San Francisco and has been in the same family ever since. It was just traded in for a German grand piano, and this instrument has a big sound for its pedigree. If you’re looking for a Yamaha upright, you owe it to yourself to try this piano.

Boston PE II 178, “designed” by Steinway & Sons – 2009


At 5’10 (Model 178), this 2009 classic grand piano, “designed” by legendary manufacturer Steinway & Sons, and crafted by Kawai, is a wonderful investment. From the Steinway website: “The Boston piano features a duplex scale, adapted from the famous Steinway & Sons design, which adds a harmonic richness that simply can’t be duplicated by other instruments in a similar price range… In comparison to other pianos, the Boston has lower string tension. This reduced string tension, along with a tapered soundboard, creates longer sustain, and a more singing quality in the tone (as well as longer piano life). A wealth of other engineering enhancements, including optimal placement of ribs, braces, and bridges, also contribute to the Boston’s superior tone and greater stability… In conjunction with a number of special technologies — unique patents of Steinway & Sons — the result is a powerful, sustained tone.

W. Hoffmann by C. Bechstein – 6’1 Polished Walnut


C. Bechstein, one of the most revered brands in piano history, crafts W. Hoffman instruments as their affordable piano brand with German pedigree. The website says “The entire instrument is made in the Czech Republic by C. Bechstein Europe specialists” and from the sound and performance, it is easy to see why these are highly regarded instrument. Purchased new from us in 2014, this piano has been meticulously maintained. With a current new List Price of $63,350, this one – with a Full warranty and matching artist bench – should be the choice of any serious piano buyer.

Steinway D – 9′ Concert Grand – Classic Ebonized Finish

Wait until you hear this piano ROAR!  This Steinway D is a glorious sounding beast. Originally crafted in 1916, this piano was just completely restored  to exacting specifications by certified craftsmen. Steinway claims that this piano’s powerful bass and resonant treble is the standard by which all other concert grand pianos are measured. Parts and Labor warranted for 5 years, the piano is a pianist’s and investor’s dream.

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Baldwin  SD10 – 9′ Concert Grand In Satin Ebony

The Baldwin SD10 is considered by many to be the finest Concert Grand piano ever built in the USA. Designed during Baldwin’s stewardship as owner of C. Bechstein of Berlin, the SD10 incorporates a full Renner built and designed mechanism, and European precision, with classic American sound. Famously used by such artists as Leonard Bernstein, Jose Iturbe, Michael Feinstein, Ferrante & Teicher, Marian McPartland and other Artists too numerous to mention here, nearly every major American symphony orchestra had an SD10 as one of its two concert instruments. This SD10 has been impeccably restored in our shop to original standards using only genuine and original components from Baldwin and Renner. You simply will not find a better concert grand.

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Yamaha U1 – Ebony Polish


Let’s face it, the Yamaha U1 is the 48″ piano sought by most consumers who don’t play the piano, and it is our #1 traded-in piano. This 2008 U1, in polished ebony, is like new in every way and is a perfect specimen. If you like the sound and performance of Yamaha pianos, you will love this instrument. It has the original matching bench and a full warranty.

Yamaha 6′ Parlor Grand In Polished Ebony



Virtually the same as the Yamaha C3, the G3 was Yamaha’s signature grand piano in the 1980’s before the C series was introduced. Built in late 1981, this instrument has just been “refreshed” with new strings and tuning pins. It has a typical Yamaha sound of the era, and is warmer than the sound profile of current Yamaha products. You will be amazed at the value this piano represents, with a full warranty and matching artist bench.


Steinway Model M 5’7 Grand Piano In Satin Mahogany


GOLDEN ERA, 1932 Classic Steinway grand, in hand-rubbed Satin Mahogany, with ORIGINAL perfect soundboard. This instrument was just restored by certified technicians! While this grand is small in stature it has the depth and warmth of sound that has made Steinway a hallmark of the American piano sound. 10 year parts and labor warranty, with matching artist bench, this instrument is an excellent value.

Steinway “1098” Professional Studio Piano


A professional upright for the novice and aficionado. The cost new from Steinway is $35,700, but this piano, purchased new in 1990 and lightly used, is one-third the cost. Unlike other manufacturers that mass-produce their uprights, Steinway & Sons uprights are handcrafted in the same factory as their grand pianos, using the same techniques, conditioning processes, and craftsmen. The result is that this upright lives up to the Steinway & Sons name in every respect. Steinway’s  upright pianos take advantage of over 125 patented features and processes, including their patented Diaphragmatic soundboard, Accelerated Action and Hexagrip pinblock.

Own a Steinway piano for the price of a Yamaha U3!

C.BECHSTEIN built – 48″ Professional Upright Piano


This incredible professional upright piano was built by C. BECHSTEIN in Berlin in 1997. It has a Renner Action, which is unbelievably quick and sensitive and more like a grand piano than an upright. It has a solid Bavarian Spruce soundboard that produces a lush full sound. Compare this upright to any Steinway, Yamaha or Kawai grand piano, or even other European grand pianos. It’s absolutely amazing.