The old Axiom that “self praise is no recommendation”
holds true. That’s why we at Classic Pianos
prefer to pass along comments that others have
written about us, instead of writing about ourselves.

“Dear Friends of Classic Pianos: It was a joy to return to vibrant Portland again, following my earlier concert appearance there for Portland Piano International. Your masterful approach to tuning, voicing, regulating, and restoring heirloom Mason & Hamlin and Steinway grands recalls another bygone era of the Golden Age of Pianos. Your artistic vision is a model of inspiration for the piano connoisseur, virtuoso, student and teacher alike. Bravo!”

Eric Himy, Concert Pianist
Mason & Hamlin Artist Roster


“I have known Maurice Unis, and some of his associates, for over twenty-five years. His understanding of technical rebuilding and piano restoration is, in a word, ‘unparalleled.’ The rebuilding of vintage Steinways at Classic Pianos is the finest of any store I’ve ever seen.”

Mark Westcott, International Concert Pianist and Teacher
Portland, Oregon


“I am still in awe both of the presence of this king of instruments in my apartment and of how you made this dream become a reality… I’ll be your publicity guy anytime! If anyone has any doubts, just put them on to me and I’ll set them straight.”

Francis Martineau, Concert Pianist
San Francisco, California
Restored 1916 C. Bechstein, Model B 6’ 7” Grand


“Thank you so much for that gorgeous instrument for our Oregon Chamber Players October 11 concert. Poulenc has never sounded better!”


Victor Raez, Oregon Chamber Players
Portland, Oregon


“As an adult fulfilling a lifelong desire to play the piano, I was incredibly inspired by the best selling book, ‘The Piano Shop on the Left Bank.’ The book opened a whole new world to me. The first time I walked into Classic Pianos and found myself amidst the beautifully restored vintage pianos, I felt as if I might be in Paris and that I had discovered a similarly passionate world of piano right here in Portland.”


Widney Moore
The Pearl District; Portland, Oregon
Steinway & Sons M from the Classic Collection



“Over the years, I have played and purchased a number of pianos, including two new Steinways. Three years ago we decided to buy a really special instrument. In the course of a nation-wide search we traveled to see several Steinway Louis XV – Bs, but none excited us. When we finally discovered Classic Pianos, we were told that they had just completed restoring what sounded like our dream piano. When we were able to go to Portland and play the piano, we knew we had found exactly what we wanted. We could not have made a better decision. Our newly purchased Steinway Louis XV – B, built in 1928 and restored by Classic Pianos, is without exception the finest instrument I have experienced. The tone and touch are exquisite, as is the cabinet. It is difficult to exaggerate how much we enjoy this piano. It is truly a joy. Classic Pianos is home to an amazing group of professionals who are a pleasure to work with. Our time with them was memorable and heartwarming. We can’t say enough about their expertise and obvious passion for their pianos. They make buying a piano a truly personal experience.”

Julie Berg
Dr. and Mrs. J Berg; San Luis Obispo, California
Fully Restored Steinway & Sons B ‘Louis XV’ from Classic Collection