Steinway M Teague Sketch 1111 Mid-Century Player Grand Piano 5'7"

This is the actual piano for sale in this listing. Use headphones for the best video experience.
Want to see more of this piano? Just ask us!
A rare and unique Mid-Century Art Case Steinway grand. Thoughtfully restored with all original design elements. Plays itself with included PianoDisc technology.
Special Price
Was: $34,900.00

Compare new at: $146,800.00

In Stock & Available Now
  Add to Cart   Hold / Reserve for me
Refundable deposit. No obligation.

Plays Itself!
Trusted Since 1929

Watch now: Why buy from us?

Piano Facts
Finish: Ebony Satin
Serial number: 345181
Year Built: 1956
Bench: Included

A unique designer Mid-Century Steinway!

This very unique Mid-Century Special Edition Steinway Model M was handcrafted in New York in the mid-1950s and was thoughtfully restored within the last 25 years.

In 1953, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the company, Steinway & Sons commissioned a new limited-edition piano design from renowned industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague. Known as 'The Contemporary' Sketch 1111, Teague's design was a masterpiece of Mid-Century Modernism: Simple and sophisticated, featuring clean lines, a streamlined case, round tapered legs, and unique metallic pedal lyre and ferrule accents. 

Produced in very limited quantities through the mid-1960s, Sketch 1111 was unavailable new from Steinway for nearly 50 years. In 2018, Steinway introduced a reproduction of this Mid-Century design as part of its Limited Edition, now known as 'The Teague,' which is still available new from Steinway with a selling price of over $146,000.

This instrument is a classic example of Modernist design, from the original production run but recently restored to excellent visual and musical condition.  It will be a natural fit in mid-century styled homes and also pairs well with contemporary styled décors.

Thoughtfully restored.

This instrument received substantial restoration work within the last 25 years, while preserving and retaining all of Teague's original design elements, including the Mid-Century styled legs, metallic pedal lyre, and textured harp finish.

Based on our inspection, the restoration work included:

  • New pinblock
  • Original Steinway soundboard restored and refinished
  • New strings
  • New tuning pins
  • New understring felts
  • New satin ebony finish
  • New Steinway contemporary fallboard decal applied
  • Restored chrome hardware

Original matching bench included.

About Walter Dorwin Teague

Often referred to as the "Dean of Industrial Design", Walter Dorwin Teague pioneered the establishment of industrial design as a profession in the United States. Teague is recognized as a critical figure in the spread of mid-century modernism in America. Known for his groundbreaking product designs for companies such as Kodak, Ford, Texaco and Boeing, he is the founder of the Teague Design Consultancy , which continues to contribute designs for many of the products with which we interact on a daily basis.

It plays itself!

This piano features the PianoDisc iQ player system, already installed by the previous owner.  Amaze your friends and guests as they watch your piano play itself with real moving keys and vocal/instrumental accompaniment.

100% invisible with no control box or cables to work with, iQ communicates wirelessly to stream music from any compatible device.  Just download the free PianoDisc iQ Player app from the App Store and you'll be ready to go.

Live Video Tour Available:  Schedule a Virtual or In-Person Visit

Like this piano? Save it as a Favorite!

Nationwide Shipping We make it easy.

Nationwide Shipping: How Does It Work?

FAQs for Long-Distance Buyers

...or see and play in person.
Main Showroom New London, CT Visit Us

About this Brand
Steinway & Sons

For over 150 years, Steinway & Sons have been making the finest handmade pianos in the world and have set an uncompromising standard for sound, touch, beauty and investment value. Preferred overwhelmingly by 9 out 10 concert artists, composers, performers and countless piano enthusiasts.

Browse Steinway & Sons Pianos

Financing Available Easy, convenient monthly payments.

Prequalify now to get the process started. It's quick and easy, and it won't impact your credit.

Prequalify for Financing

Don't Miss Out!

Since we specialize in preowned and restored instruments, each piano you see on our site is one of a kind. Reserve this piano now with a fully refundable deposit to make sure you don't miss out.

Hold / Reserve Now

Inspections Welcome

Your peace of mind is important to us. Can't visit this piano in person? Hire a technician to inspect it for you.

Just use the Piano Technicians' Guild 'Find a Technician' tool , enter our zip code 06320.

Dozens of 5-Star Reviews
Browse Similar Pianos