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 Berkeley. 
Current Pre-Owned Selection
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Feurich Baby Grand In Polished Walnut

 

Feurich 

1919 5’3″ Baby Grand Piano In Walnut Polish | $21,990

This German made 1918 Feurich 5’3” piano (serial number 33611) was completely refurbished in 2019.

The cabinet has been completely refinished, the pin block restored, new pins and new strings installed, the plate has been refinished, the soundboard restored, necessary action parts have been replaced, new hammers, restored and/or replaced hammer shanks, and the belly work and trap work have been restored.

Our Master Technician has done a complete regulation and voicing along with concert tuning. This piano has a lovely, rich sound with a controlled touch, exactly what you would expect in a Feurich of this vintage. It also possesses beautiful character and stunning cabinet work.

Measuring at 5’3” long x 5’ wide, this piano is perfect for the home with limited space requirements and a player who enjoys fine European craftsmanship.

Sauter 6’1″ Grand Piano

Sauter

1989 6’1″ Grand Piano In Polished Walnut | $18,900

This German made 1989 Sauter Delta 6’1” piano (serial number 94065) still looks and plays like new.

R Kassman originally sold this piano in 1989 where it remained in the loving home of one owner before she traded it in. Here’s a rundown of the condition of the piano: the pin block is in mint condition, the pins are original, the strings are original, the plate is in perfect condition, the soundboard has no cracks or ridges and has an excellent crown, all the action parts are in great shape and have been regulated correctly, hammers have been voiced to original European voice, and belly work and trap work have been set to standard specs.

A complete voicing and regulation check has been completed and all returned to the original detail. European tone characteristics with lots of color is the best way to describe the sound. The touch is velvety smooth and even placement across the keyboard – a perfect example of why Sauter pianos are considered some of the very best instruments being made today.

Measuring 6’1” long x 5’ wide, the French-provincial look of this piano is perfect for the person who wants a beautiful piece of furniture in addition to an instrument of the highest European craftsmanship. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better piano at this price.

Steinway A 6’2″ In Satin Ebony

Steinway

1901  6’2″ Grand Piano In Satin Ebony | $59,900

This American made 1901 Steinway Model A 6’2” piano (serial number 100441) has been professionally restored with Steinway parts. Its ornamental design features a cabinet with empire legs that’ll bring a lovely touch of character and artistry to any decor.

This cabinet was completely refinished and restored back to its original luster in 2019 and the following internal refurbishments have been made: the pin block has been replaced with Bolduc pin block; pins have been replaces with new nickel-plated pins; strings have been replaced with new Mapes strings; the plate was completely restored with hand lettering; the soundboard was completely restored with no cracks or splits and original crown returned; all necessary action parts have either been replaced or restored as needed; hammer felts are new and have been voiced to the original specifications; and the belly work and trap work have both been restored and set to its original design.

R Kassman’s Master Technician has completely voiced and regulated the piano to concert expectations and returned it to its powerful American performance expectations. The touch, both up-weight and down-weight, have been perfectly balanced making this piano a true masterpiece inside and out. This unique piano is perfect for the fine arts connoisseur looking for a piano that goes beyond the Steinway pedigree.

W. Hoffman Upright In High Polish Ebony

W. Hoffman Upright In High Polish Ebony

W. Hoffman By C. Bechstein

1997 49″ Upright Piano In High Polish Ebony | $9,900

Measuring 49″ tall, this W. Hoffman upright piano (serial number 144039) is produced by one of Europe’s finest piano makers: C. Bechstein. The company’s Czech Republic factory manufactured this in 1997 and it exhibits a very European sound and a velvety touch.

One of the most popular sizes in the piano industry, this 49” upright has a lovely high polish ebony finish; but the most important part of why this piano is so special is the components inside. The action and the hammers of this model are made by the world-famous Renner company.  The hammers have been voiced and the action has been regulated to perform at the very best performance level that you would expect from C. Bechstein of Germany.

Upright pianos just don’t get much better than this. If you are looking for a quality upright, with fantastic sound quality, premium touch, and sleek looks at a fantastic price, stop by to give this piano a test-run.

Steinway

1924 M 5’7″ In Customized Finish | $59,900

This custom-designed Steinway Model M (serial number 225012) measures 5’7″ and was rebuilt by one of the master rebuilders in Los Angeles. The rebuilder has a reputation for not cutting corners to increase profits and this special edition instrument is a glorious example of his craftsmanship.

Featuring a “hidden beauty” design, the piano stands out through the use of carbon fiber inlays to create a hologram-like appearance under the lid, around the inside of the rim, and on the fallboard. The traditional gold-colored plate has a dramatic new profile: it’s been painted black and finished with nickel trim and the original Steinway information hand-lettered as a backdrop. The overall effect is subtle yet stunning.

The action has been completely rebuilt using certified parts along with the pin block. The hammers and strings are all new and meet the right criteria to make this a formidable instrument in anyone’s talent. This piano is a work of art that has to be seen in person to fully appreciate; but you’ll also fall in love with the touch and tone – it’s an absolutely superb, top-of-the-line Steinway.

Steinway

1976 Model F 42″ Upright Piano In Satin Walnut | $4,995

This 1976 Steinway model F (serial number 442547) in satin walnut measures 42″ tall and is the absolute perfect piano for someone that wants class in a smaller American case style.  The fluted legs add a sophisticated design element that take the whole cabinet up a notch.

The Steinway F had one local owner who took extremely good care of it and played it only a small amount. The hammers show minimal wear and the strings are still in perfect shape.

This piano is absolutely adorable and needs a happy home.

Steinway M In Satin Mahogany

Steinway

1931 M 5’7″ Grand Piano In Satin Mahogany | $39,700

This Steinway model M 5’7″ grand piano was manufactured in 1931 (serial number 273567) and finished with a hand-rubbed satin mahogany. The rebuilder, a top Master Technician, uses state-of-the-art processes to produce a vintage piano with showroom quality.

The soundboard, bridges and pinblock as well as the ivory keys are original. The strings along with all necessary action parts have been replaced.  The hammers were replaced using Hamburg Steinway hammers resulting in a beautiful classic Steinway tone.

The iron plate was refinished and hand-lettered to leave its authentic look intact. All felts and other necessary components were replaced as needed. This piano looks as good as it sounds and sounds as good as it looks and will be the center of attention in any home or studio.

Yamaha G3

Yamaha

1981 G3 6’1″ Grand Piano In High Polish Ebony | $12,700

This Yamaha G3 6’1″ grand piano (serial number 3340222) was Yamaha’s signature grand piano in the 1980’s before the C series was introduced. This piano was manufactured in 1981 in Japan.

This piano has been refurbished with new strings and tuning pins and completely refinished on the outside. It looks and sounds amazing with a much warmer tone than that of a typical Yamaha.

Priced for maximum value, this piano won’t last long on the showroom floor.

Sauter

1998 48″ Upright Piano In Satin Cherry | $11,900

This extraordinary German-made 1998 Sauter 122 cm piano (serial number 106733) is in mint condition. Measuring 48” high x 5’ wide, this piano is perfect for the home with limited space requirements and a serious player who enjoys fine European craftsmanship. Sauter’s patented R2 Double Escapement action is the same one used in grand pianos, a rarity for an upright, making it easier than ever to play fast repeated notes.

Our master tech has done a complete regulation and voicing along with concert tuning resulting in beautiful clarity with a bell-like upper register and sonorous bass. A stunning light blonde cherry wood satin finish will stand out in any home, especially those with modern interiors. The grand-style lid can also be lifted on top for extra sound and wow-factor.

Baldwin SD10 Concert Grand In Satin Ebony

Baldwin

1988 SD10 9′ Concert Grand in Satin Ebony | $59,595

This American-made 1988 Baldwin SD10 (serial number 277653) 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 German Renner action, Abel hammers, and Mapes strings while still keeping its 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, this piano has been completely restored by one of the finest rebuilders on the West Coast. The specifications have been returned to its original requirements and all necessary parts have been replaced. Our Master Technician has fully voiced and regulated the piano.

Nearly every major American symphony orchestra had an SD10 as one of its two concert instruments. R Kassman is delighted to be able to provide access to this extraordinary piece of piano history to you at a fantastic price.

Boston 5’10” In High Polish Ebony

Boston

2008 GP 178 II 5’10″Grand Piano In High Polish Ebony | $18,500

The Boston GP 178 II 5’10 grand piano (serial number 165391) was originally manufactured in Japan by Kawai in 2008. The Boston brand was conceived by Steinway and Sons to offer consumers a less expensive alternative to their line of instruments.

Previously owned here in the Bay Area, this piano is in incredible condition and was traded in to R Kassman for a German grand piano. Our Master Technician has tuned, voiced, and regulated it to our exact specifications. The result is a very impressive sound and feel that you would expect from a Steinway-designed product.

Priced to sell, this grand piano will make a lovely and impressive addition to your home or studio.

W. Hoffman 6’1″ Grand In High Polish Walnut

W. Hoffman By C. Bechstein

2009 6’1″ Grand Piano In High Polish Walnut | $19,500

This 2009 W. Hoffman 6’1” grand piano in high-polish walnut (serial number 150772) was manufactured in the Czech Republic.

Hand-crafted by Bechstein, one of the most revered brands in piano history, W. Hoffman brings you the German pedigree of a Bechstein at an affordable price. The website says “the entire instrument is made in the Czech Republic by C. Bechstein Europe Specialists” and from the sound and performance of this 6’1” grand piano, it is easy to see why they are so highly-regarded.

Purchased new from R Kassman  in 2014, this piano has been meticulously maintained. A new W. Hoffman model of this size lists at $63,350, so we’re excited to be able to offer this fantastic piano at an unbelievable price

Steinway D 9′ Concert Grand In Satin Ebony

Steinway

1916 D 9′ Concert Grand In Satin Ebony | $84,700

This 1916 Steinway D 9’ Concert Grand in satin ebony finish (serial number 172158) was originally manufactured in 1916 in New York.

Wait until you hear this piano roar! One of the finest rebuilders on the West Coast lovingly restored this piano back to its original luster using certified parts that were hand selected to be the very best available.

Here are some of the things that went into the restoration of this superb instrument: the strings were replaced using Mapes strings; the soundboard was refinished along with the bridges and ribs; the pinblock was replaced with a Bolduc pinblock; the hammers were replaced using Hamburg Steinway hammers; and the action parts were replaced where necessary. Finally, our Master Technician completely regulated and voiced the piano to perfection.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to own a piece of history – this Steinway D 9’ Concert Grand is a timeless classic.

Yamaha U3 52″ In High Polish Ebony

Yamaha

U3 52″ Upright Piano In High Polish Ebony | $5,290

This Yamaha U3 upright piano has been completely refurbished with new strings, new hammers, and a complete refinishing both inside and out. Our Master Technician has gone through the piano carefully to ensure that it meets proper specifications and that the tone and regulation have been set to standard Yamaha requirements.

We only buy refurbished pianos that meet the right criteria and this model hits the target.  Drop by to play this perfect example of a Yamaha 52″ upright U3 at a price that’s hard to beat.

Yamaha U1 48″ In High Polish Ebony

Yamaha

U1 48″ Upright Piano In High Polish Ebony | $4,990

This Yamaha U1 upright piano has been completely refurbished with new strings, new hammers, and a complete refinishing both inside and out. Our Master Technician has gone through the piano carefully to ensure that it meets proper specifications and that the tone and regulation have been set to standard Yamaha requirements.

We only buy refurbished pianos that meet the right criteria and this model hits the target.  Drop by to play this perfect example of a Yamaha 48″ upright U1 at a price that’s hard to beat

Essex 6′ Grand In High Polish Ebony

ESSEX

2008 6′ Grand Piano In High Polish Ebony | $8990

This 2008 Essex grand piano measures 6′ long (serial number 107163) and shines in any interior with its high polish ebony.  Manufactured by the Pearl River Piano Company, the Essex brand was conceived by Steinway and Sons to offer consumers a less expensive alternative to their line of instruments.

Our Master Technician has completely gone through the piano top to bottom, voicing and regulating it to our exacting specifications. The result is a piano with an extremely nice touch and rich tone color. This Essex model Steinway is as good as it gets – you’ll be happy with its quality and even happier with the price.

Kawai BS10 48″ In High Polish Ebony

KAWAI

BS10 48″ Upright Piano In High Polish Ebony | $4990

This Kawai upright piano has been completely refurbished with new strings, new hammers and complete cabinet refinishing both inside and out. Our Master Technician has carefully voiced and regulated this instrument to ensure it has been calibrated to Kawai standards and requirements.

R Kassman always sources and secures the very best used instruments that will not only exceed our expectations but – more importantly – yours. If you are looking for a Kawai  48″ upright, this BS10 stands out as an outstanding example that costs considerably less than a new one. Stop by and take a look!

Steinway A In Satin Mahogany

Steinway

1909 A 6’2″ Grand Piano In Satin Mahogany | $59,900

This Steinway model A 6’2″ grand piano was manufactured in 1909 (serial number 137407) features a stunning hand-rubbed satin mahogany finish. The rebuilder, one of the top Master Technicians on the West Coast for state-of-the-art processes, transformed this vintage piano into a showroom quality masterpiece.

The cabinet alone stands on its own as a work of art, with its decorative lyre and placement of original parts, precisely aligned for a tight fit. The meticulous nature of this rebuild is simply incredible. Each part of the cabinet was hand-finished for a VERY unique look for a VERY unique piano.

The soundboard, bridges and pin block are original. The strings along with all necessary action parts have been replaced. The hammers were replaced using Hamburg Steinway hammers to produce its unique beautiful singing tone.

The iron plate was refinished and hand -lettered leaving an authentic look. All felts and other necessary components were replaced as needed. This beautiful instrument is nothing short of a trophy piano: it will be admired for its looks before the first note is played. Simply AWESOME!

C. Bechstein In Satin Ebony

C. Bechstein

1901 5’6″ Satin Ebony Grand Piano | $21,900

This 1901 C. Bechstein 5’6” piano (serial number 57035) was completely restored in 2016 but still has the original ivory keys. Measuring 5’6” long x 5’ wide, this piano will fit in any home with limited space requirements and is perfect for the player who enjoys fine European craftsmanship.

Featuring a completely refinished handsome black satin cabinet, other work done on this piano includes a newly-replaced pin block, new pins, new strings, a refinished plate, a restored soundboard, replacement of necessary action parts, new hammers, restored and/or replaced hammer shanks, and restored belly work and trap work.

Finally, our master technician has done a complete regulation and voicing along with concert tuning. The overall effect of this restoration has been a dramatic return of this piano to its former glory.

All that’s needed now is the love of a new home!