A 1945, Steinway 'Victory Vertical' G.I. upright piano for sale with an olive drab case. These G.I pianos were airdropped onto battlefields during WWII for the American troops to help boost morale. Piano has an eighty-eight note keyboard and three pedals.
During WWII, piano production was on hold, so Steinway & Sons began manufacturing gliders. Steinway heard the government wished to send pianos to the troops and acquired the rights to produce pianos. In a seperate wing of the factory, batches of pianos were made in military colours of olive drab, blue and grey intended for the army and navy. The cabinet design of GI piano was adapted from Art-Deco style incorporating simple lines and round corners. After the war, legs were put on these pianos and they were marketed as victory pianos for the retail market.
Find out more about the history of the Victory Vertical >
Listen to Eastern Michigan University Professor and Steinway Artist Dr. Garik Pedersen, talk about 'The Victory Vertical Project'.
The project, blending history and art, recounts Steinway & Sons war effort to bring music to the WWII battlefield in a bid to boost troops moral accompanied by popular music from a bygone era.
Dr. Garik Pedersen talks to Jim Fausone on www.blogtalkradio.com and remembers how a chance conversation with a 93 year old Henry Steinway brought about the project's inception.
Henry Steinway talks in NYC 2006 about his experiences during WWII, how Steinway & Sons began manufacturing gliders whilst piano production was on hold, how they first welcomed women into the factory and how the G.I. pianos came into production.
Listen to an audio recording of this piano: Meacham - American Patrol
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Reference Number: 2529
height: 144 width: 159 depth: 70
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Price includes restoration
This piano comes with the Besbrode Pianos Warranty. Price includes:
5 year warranty after restoration
Up to £45 towards first tuning. Usually 4 weeks after piano delivery to allow "settling in".
Free piano stool
Free delivery to a ground floor residence within mainland UK.
RECONDITIONED: Tuned, Cleaned, Regulated, Action checked. Case revived.
Call Steven Leeming at Sales Support on Call +44 (0)113 2448344 to confirm purchase of this piano and he will assist you to make a card payment over the phone. Debit and Credit cards accepted. An invoice will be sent out to you as proof of payment.
This upright piano carpet is specially designed to protect your upright piano from rising hot air produced from underfloor heating. Also provides excellent damp resistance. Reduces noise levels. Reduces the need for castor cups. Available in black in 2 sizes to suit modern or traditional style upright pianos.
Standard 151cm x 58cm - £160.00
Small 151cm x 34cm - £160.00
Add To Your Order: Castor Cups in Black, Beech, Laurel or Rubber
Castor cup. Sold individually. Available in 45 mm, 70 mm and 100 mm diameters in either black, beech, laurel or rubber
45mm - £7.25
70mm - £8.75
100mm - £12.25
Add To Your Order: Castor Cups in Chrome or Brass
Castor cup. Sold individually. Available in 40 mm and 80 mm diameters in either chrome or brass
40mm - £18.25
80mm - £33.25
Add To Your Order: Castor Cups in Glass
Castor cup. Sold individually. Available in 55 mm in glass. This cup will raise the piano by approximately 2.5 cm
55mm - £18.25
Add To Your Order: Nylon Proofed Upright Piano Cover
Nylon proofed upright piano cover made from 4 oz PU coated nylon with a water repellent finish. Available in black only
Add To Your Order: Basic Cotton Upright Piano Cover
Basic cotton upright piano cover. This cover acts as a dust cover only. Available in black, conker brown and olive green
Add To Your Order: Vinyl Fleece Lined Upright Piano Cover
Vinyl fleece lined upright piano cover made from leather-look vinyl with a soft fleece lining. Perfect protection for your piano. Wipe clean. Available in black and brown
Add To Your Order: Heavy Cotton Proofed Upright Piano Cover and Fleece Lining
Heavy cotton proofed upright piano cover with bonded protective fleece lining. Ideal for home use. Available in black and tan with or without D Rings
Cover + D Rings £254.00
Add To Your Order: Quilted Grand Piano Cover with Fleece Lining
Quilted upright piano cover. PU coated outer, compressed needle polyester central wadding with protective fleece lining. The fabrics are quilted together with 3 inch vertical quilting and have a water repellant coating. This piano cover is the heaviest weight cover in our range and is popular with schools, colleges and Universities offering a high degree of protection for your piano. Available in black, blue, brown and green with or without D Rings
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Want to sell your piano? We buy secondhand, used grand and upright pianos. We are especially looking for all models of Steinway pianos. We offer a complete and friendly piano removal service to meet your needs. Ring us for more information 0113 244 8344