"one-of-a-kind masterpiece by artist Paul Gentile. A fully-functional replica of the stunning
1903 Steinway White House grand piano" - Steinway
over 12000 (!) parts
multiple disciplines (incredibly good woodcarving, painting, metalworking etc)
& the determination and patience of a saint
I am so humbled by what this man has achieved, it's incredible!
the making of this 1:7th scale extraordinary piece of art
Update: here's an ultrashort clip of the piano being 'played' one tone (from an article I understand that this mini-Steinway "can be played but not tuned, as the parts are too delicate to withstand the strain". and therefore it doesn't play as a normal piano, but here you can at least here a tone coming from it). It's too bad they don't play more of the keys, just to get an idea, but this is all I could find.
|an amazing man, who nearly went insane building this truly unique piano, as you can read about it in this article|