It sang like a nightingale the morning I stroked its keys, yet it has always been relatively unknown in the world of big name, hyped pianos such as Steinway, Baldwin, and Yamaha. From an innocuous three line ad posted on Oodle.com, I discovered that this very Knight piano was for sale, housed in northwest Fresno just a mile or so from my home. A British made studio size vertical manufactured in 1969 by Alfred Knight, Ltd, it made its maiden voyage from Amsterdam, Holland to the USA surviving the winds and tides of crossing the Atlantic. On the last leg of its journey, the noble little lady arrived in Fresno, California, faced with an extreme shift in temperature and humidity that would have damaged if not destroyed instruments of lesser quality.
Truth is stranger than fiction.