15 June 2016
Piano Auctions offer two instruments from the iconic Abbey Road Studios in its London auction next week
Lot 60 is a 1973 Steinway 6ft 2in Model A grand piano which was purchased direct from Hamburg in 1973 by the Abbey Road Studios and has been housed in Studio 3 ever since. The instrument has been used for sessions for many legendary artists including: Tony Bennett, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Florence and the Machine, Amy Winehouse, Sam Smith, Mumford and Sons, Paul Weller, Foo Fighters, Katherine Jenkins, Gary Barlow, Dido, Tom Newman 'Skyfall', Kate Bush, Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, Pink Floyd, Manic Street Preachers, Radiohead, Gabriel Yared and many others.
(The photograph is an archive picture taken at Abbey Road Studio 3 © Jan Klos)
Lot 73 is a 1977 Bösendorfer 7ft 5in Model 225 grand piano which has also come from the Abbey Studios and prior to that was housed in Studio 2 at the Olympic Studios prior to its closure in 2009. This instrument was used for many recording sessions with artists including: Oasis, New Order, Placebo, Bjork, Eric Clapton, Sinead O'Connor, Ray Lamontagne and Pete Doherty.
Estimate: £18,000 - 22,000
Other pianos on sale include:
Yamaha uprights (U1 and U3) from £800-£2,500
Steinway grands, uprights (and a square piano!) from £400-£30,000
Piano Auctions’ quarterly sales are always held at Conway Hall in Holborn, London WC1R 4RL and take place at midday.
Sale Dates this year:
Thursday 23 June 2016
Thursday 22 September 2016
Thursday 15 December 2016