Here is an example of one of the best post-war console pianos.
This Knabe has been restrung, new dampers and the keyboard and bushing rebuilt. Having 6 backposts, this is a strong structure.
However, the cabinet veneer and design set this apart. It has a grand lyre system modeled after the Knabe grand lyre. The bookended matched tiger mahogany veneer is if a quality not available today from old growth forests. There is a high quality hand rubbed finish. Compare to a new piano made from particle board and styrofoam, if you can.