Everett pianos, during their heyday, were regarded as one of top of their
class, thanks to the innovation and uniqueness that made these pianos
stand above the competition.
This piano is a prime example of what the Everett company produced
during the heyday of 20th century piano manufacturing.
Well taken care of cosmetically, the instrument shows only normal
signs of home use. Tuned on a yearly basis, the pins are tight and it holds
tune well. It's also only been moved twice during its lifetime - and moved
properly with no signs of veneer damage so often found at the base of the
Despite its age, the piano shows little play time (see photos of
hammers), but has been kept in a warm/dry climate so as to minimize any
negative effects on the strings or pins.
This is a GREAT instrument for both the beginning and intermediate
pianist, and the perfect step prior to moving up to a grand piano.
Established in Boston, MA in 1883, the Everett company was founded
by the John J. Church Company, Cincinnati, Ohio, which was then a leading
music publishing company in America. In 1926, Everett merged with the
Cable-Nelson Piano Company, so manufacturing was moved to the facilities
in South Haven, Michigan.
Right from day one, Everett was regarded as a topnotch, high quality
piano chosen by leading pianists and accompanists of their era. Teresa
Carreno, a renowned pianist; Walter Damrosch, long-time conductor of the
New York symphony and premiere radio conductor; Cecile Chaminade,
worldclass French composer; the pianists Alfred Reisenauer and John
Philip Sousa are but few of the dozens of great artists who displayed their
prowess with Everett grands. Be it on the concert stage or a private show
for friends and family, Everett has been a staple in the world of music.