Wurlitzer Vaudeville or “Traveling” Piano. Condition is Used / Antique. Up for sale is this old Wurlitzer piano, guessing by the serial number 138860 it dates to the mid- to late 1930’s. It is a novelty piece. Most of the keys play, but this instrument needs work, some keys are not operating all that well, and after tuning, it tends to go out of tune sooner than it should. The E flat key in the 2nd octave from the bottom sticks, damper does not r-engage. However, it is a fun piece to have in the home, kids love it it’s kid size! And a novelty for visitors. Mom used to call this a “Vaudeville” piano, supposedly because it was a small enough instrument that it could be hoisted up into a truck or wagon by very strong persons.. It is a heavy instrument for musical groups or acts that would travel from city to city. It has 5 full octaves, plus one extra C at the top end, so a total of 61 keys. Top is 40.5 inches wide. 40 inches wide at the bulk of the instrument (area above the keyboard). Depth from rear to the front trim is 21 inches. Depth of the top half of the instrument is approximately 12 inches. From floor to top the instrument stands at 40 3/8 inches, including the casters. There is a small bench that is 24 inches wide x 14 3/8 inches deep, and stands approximately 14 7/8 inches tall. The bench opens for music storage inside. Ivories are in fair condition considering age, but many have chipped edges, in fact I think every white key has a chipped edge. Ebonies are in fair to good condition for their age, but many have worn finish. If I didn’t know any better I’d think they were wooden. And maybe they are. I play piano, but don’t know a lot about how they are made. I’ve uploaded a dozen pictures. If you need more photos please let me know and I can post a Google album or something. I’m in central Wisconsin. Please make an offer if you are interested. Would like to see this go to a good home. It needs to go. The item “Antique Wurlitzer Vaudeville Piano Travel Piano late 1930s 61 keys 5 octave” is in sale since Wednesday, August 21, 2019. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Pianos, Keyboards & Organs\Pianos\Upright Pianos”. The seller is “monkeyvendor” and is located in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
- MPN: Does Not Apply
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
- Number of Keys: 61
- Brand: Wurlitzer