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Knabe Upright #22125
Make: Knabe
Model:
Type: Upright
Serial: 22125
Year: 1882
Size:
Old Knabe uprights are extremely well made and durable. This one has a nice ebony finish with inset gold pin striping. It has an open faced pinblock with curly maple veneer on its face. One oddity is the keybed. Most uprights have a slab of constant thickness. Knabes of this vintage have an inclined plane upon which the key frame rests. The angle is set into the keybed resulting in piano keys parallel to the floor. In most pianos the keys themselves are slightly inclined towards the piano player. The perimeter of the keybed is made parallel to the floor, however, for appearances sake when looking at the profile of the case. A complicated bit of woodworking to accomplish this.