Paul Sorvino, the actor who played the mob patriarch Paul Cicero in the 1990 hit film “Goodfellas,” is also a pianist, and he’s auctioning off his extremely valuable 1939 Steinway Grand piano on eBay to help prevent horse slaughter.
“We are very grateful for the support of Paul Sorvino, who is giving up the piano he loves so much to raise funds to help stop the auction of horses to kill buyers,” Deibel says. “I am encouraged to continue on in my rescue efforts because of the wonderful support from Mr. Sorvino and others.’
Sorvino, an animal lover all his life, has owned the $100,000-insured piano for the past two decades. The piano was completely restored 10 years ago with a new sound board, strings, pin block and Renner action. The Steinway, which has a French polish walnut finish, has just had a complete action renovation, including new hammers, by master piano technician, Chris Solliday. The piano comes with a wood bench and an upholstered Steinway adjustable bench.
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