M.D. Gerdau Square Piano
Type: Square Piano
Collection: Sweelinck Collection
Manufacturer: Gerdau, M.D.
Geography: St. Peterburg / Russia
Dimensions (cm): L=83 W=192 H=42
Current location: Not on display
General description: Anglo-German action in a mahogany case with a rosewood nameboard. Ivory naturals with ebony sharps. Full soundboard. Single bridge. The piano is bichord from CCC-a1 and then trichord until f4. There is a thick layer of felt on the hammer heads. Many of the keys are stuck due to heavy lead corrosion.
Pedals: divided damper
Octaves: 6 1/2
On the nameboard: M.D. Gerdau / St. Petersburg