The world’s most expensive pianos

28th August 2015

The piano is one of the most amazing musical instruments ever invented. It will never go out of fashion and over the years, some pianos have commanded a huge price tag due to the history attached to them. Here are some of the most expensive pianos in the world today:

1. Fazioli Brunei ($400,000.00)

The most expensive piano being made at this time in the world is the Fazioli Brunei. It has a sequoia burr case which is designed with blossoms made of mother of pearl and semi-valuable stones in numerous hues. This piano retails at around $400,000.

2. Marilyn Monroe's piano ($662,500.00)

The vocalist Mariah Carey purchased Marilyn Monroe's fabulous white piano in 2006. Mariah said she purchased the piano out of her love and attachment with Marilyn Monroe.

3. Alma-Tadema Steinway ($1,200,000.00)

The Alma-Tadema was the 54,538th piano constructed by Steinway & Sons. It was sold in 1997 at a Christie's auction for $1.2 million to the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

4. Kuhn Bösendorfer Piano ($1,200,000.00)

Bösendorfer organization alongside Jon Kuhn made a piano enriched with 100,000 hand-cut precious stones.

5. John Lennon's Steinway Piano Model Z ($2,100,000.00)

John Lennon utilized this piano when he composed ‘Imagine’ and numerous different Beatles melodies. He purchased it in 1970. In 2000 George Michael purchased it and now loans it to exhibition halls so that people can see it.

6. Heintzman Piano ($3,220,000.00)

A nine-foot piano made by Heintzman Piano in Beijing was bought at an auction by a private bidder for a record $3.22 million.

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