Posted 5 years ago
Again another wonderful piece from my grandparents. I'm taking this opportunity to share them while they are mine. Some will have to go to other homes. But, until they go I will enjoy them with you.
Tonk pianos had an excellent reputation and were well know for tonal quality--a robust resonant bass, rich warm tenor, and a treble bell-like in its clarity. This piano was created for professional use and for anyone requiring a grand piano's volume and powerful presence.
At the turn of the century, William Tonk & Bros. iniciated unique and distinctive features of construction such as rolled steel backs for durability and "over-stringling" to compete with grands for concert use-- these uprights provided as much total soundboard area as a 7 foot grand.