Hey guys.. thanks for the input.. I contacted Steinway as stated and in the paperwork sent to me... the piano is a 1931 Model L case J6299, mahogany New York Living Room Grand. Completed on Jan 29th 1931 and sold "raw" directly to Aeolian who installed the player system. From there Steinway looses track and has no more records.
The inner case is indeed mahogany but the veneer is oak and multiple woods. The work is incredible.
What do they mean by RAW? Im guessing unfinished and not toally complete, especially if work will be done to cabinet, works, ETC.
@ Turrin: Yeah, the player was seperate. Doesn't have the extended keys or pin block .(sorry, not too familar with main word usage on pianos, I deal with furniture in general)
Previous owner had the insides rebuilt. Not sure by who or what was changed exactly. I dont have the paperwork yet. The owner here plays alot. We also have a 1980 Model B grand and he prefers to play the 1931 as he says it sounds better & feels better.
Any idea what would be a fair asking price, or should I do more research? Some of the wood guys that come through here say find the carver or architect who did the case first. I tend to agree with them totally.
Thanks again. Below are some detailed pictures of the side of case.