This Steinway was originally made in 1891 and then rebuilt in 1961. At that time they put on new Steinway hammers and shanks, new strings and bass strings, new dampers, shimmed the board and refinished it. It plays and sounds great. A great instrument for someone who wants a Steinway B at a wholesale price but doesn't mind that the finish isn't perfect and the board has some shimmed cracks. Also great for a rebuilder who wants to spend the time and money to rebuild and restore it.