We now have a selection of quality rebuilt grand pianos available for concert hire. Rebuilt to the highest standards, these pianos include the latest design improvements. All hire pianos are frequently regulated and voiced to maintain the touch and tone to standards demanded by leading pianists. We take great pride in the appearance of our instruments on stage; casework is kept 'as new'.

Pianists and clients who have used and/or hired Overs rebuilt concert pianos include; The Australia Ensemble, The Australian Trio, Bernadette Balkhus, Tony Bennett, David Bollard, Professor Michael Brimer, Michele Campanella, Tamara Chislovska, Holly Cole, Natalie Cole, Dr Donna Coleman, Imogen Cooper, Elvis Costello, Michael Crawford, Peter Dasent, Nikolai Demidenko, David Fanshawe, Michael Feinstein, Herbie Hancock, Michael Harvey, Michael Keiren Harvey, Mary Louise Heinrichs, David Helfgott, Angela Hewitt, Kevin Hunt, Julian Lee, John Lil, Dave McRae, Colleen Rae-Gerrard, Peter Serkin, Stephanie McCallum, Angela McGregor, David Miller, Ivan Moravec, Musica Viva, Cristina Ortiz, Katherine Selby, Alister Spence, Simon Tedeschi, The Sydney Festival, The Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Geoffrey Tozer, Ku-ring-gai Virtuosi, Roger Woodward, Gerard Willems and Christian Zacharias.

We look forward to your enquiry, for your next important concert engagement.


- suited to concert halls and covered outdoor stages

This Steinway concert piano has been hired for

  • Sydney Festival events
  • Concerts at Sydney Town Hall
  • Concerts at The State Theatre
  • Concerts at Sydney Casino Star City and many other venues

  (The main image on the home page also features this piano)

The rebuilt Steinway concert grand hire piano

This piano was rebuilt in 1996 incorporating:

  • A new hard maple pin block, hand fitted to the iron plate
  • Reshaped and hardened capo' and front duplex bars
  • Custom agraffes
  • Overs specification hammers by Imadegawa
  • New treble bridge sections - to Overs' scale design
  • Adjustable and tuned rear duplex blocks
  • A revised hammer strike 'line'
  • A revised bass string scale

The capo'/duplex treatment and the tuned rear duplexes enable this piano to produce a particularly clean and clear treble register. When the pianist for Michael Crawford played this piano at Sydney Casino's Star City, he asked whether any others like it were available for hire in the States.


- suited to smaller recital halls and covered outdoor stages

Kawai hire grand piano

Tiramisu ensemble in concert during their January 1998 concert series at St Andrews House, Sydney.
From left; Natalie Chee, Tamara Anna Cislowska (playing the rebuilt Kawai) and Peter Hoerr.

Originally from the Sydney Town Hall, this piano was rebuilt in 1996 incorporating:

  • A modified and tapered soundboard
  • Reshaped and hardened capo' and front duplex bars
  • Imadagawa hammers, manufactured to Overs' specification
  • A revised hammer strike line
  • A revised bass string scale
  • This Kawai has a full bass and a powerful 'clean' treble; with a tonal character usually found in a much larger piano.

    All hire packages include tuning, cartage and insurance.


    For enquires and reservations, please contact us by phone on 02 9736 2332, or by email at; mark@overspianos.com.au

    Fax (international)  61  2   9743 6563
           Fax (local)     02   9743 6563

    First published, 19 April 1999
    Last updated, 31 May 1999
    Copyright © 1999, Overs Pianos.