Steinway Grand Piano
Handcrafted grand pianos from Steinway & Sons, the world’s most celebrated piano builders
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Why choose a Steinway & Sons Grand Piano?
The Steinway & Sons company was founded in 1853 in Manhattan by German piano builder Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg. This award-winning piano company is favoured by professional musicians around the world. A Steinway grand piano is a statement and a declaration of love for music. Under the Boston piano brand, Steinway & Sons aimed to make their grand pianos more accessible and affordable. And the collection of Steinway & Sons upright pianos opens up new possibilities for piano players. Explore our selection of new and used Steinway and Sons Grand Piano, available to view at our Drayton showroom.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why are Steinway grand pianos so expensive?
Steinway grand pianos are made with the best materials, including Bavarian spruce used to make the keys. The original models were made of ivory around the 1950s, but the material was changed a few years later. Their piano manufacturing tradition is rich and long with highly skilled labour. In the marketplace, Steinway Grand Pianos are some of the best grand pianos you can buy.
How much is the most expensive Steinway grand piano?
How can I tell what the age of my Steinway grand piano is?
Locate the letter of your piano's model, and 6-digit serial number on your Steinway piano to see how old it is. Your Steinway piano's 6-digit serial number relates to the year it was built.
What is the most popular Steinway Model?
Model M Steinway piano
The Steinway Model M piano is one of Steinway's most popular models, standing at 5'7" (170 cm). The Model M is a smaller version of the bigger 5′ 10 1/2′′ Steinway Model O, which was first released in 1911. The Model M piano is approximately six inches bigger than the Model S, although it is considerably smaller than the Model O/L piano.
How often do you tune a grand piano?
Pianos must be tuned at least once a year to guarantee that they remain in tune and play the correct notes. Regular tuning is necessary since the piano strings stretch a lot, especially in the first year after acquiring your piano. As a result, you must tune your piano twice during the first year following purchase.
Is Steinway better than Yamaha?
When it comes to selecting a piano, there are several options, with Yamaha and Steinway at the highest level. But really what distinguishes them, and how would you pick amongst them if you are looking for a piano?
To begin with, there are a number of notable distinctions between the two. With their handcrafted woodwork finishes in Canadian and Alaskan wood, Steinway pianos are a pleasure to see. With copper strings and brass pedals, it has a charming appeal.
Yamaha pianos are produced using sustainably sourced wood from Eastern Asia, like mahogany and oak. The aluminium alloy metal action rails of Yamaha pianos are designed to endure the extremes. Its sturdy spruce hardwood keys produce distinctive acoustic noises.
How many keys on a Steinway grand piano?
A Steinway piano typically has 88 keys, just like most other pianos. This means there are 52 white keys and 36 black keys. For each key action on a Steinway piano, there are 57 individual parts, which means there are 5016 individual parts for all the keys. Steinway keys are made from a European Spruce, which is known for its durability. The keys are then covered with a synthetic material that is chip-proof and stain-proof. This helps to keep your piano keys in pristine condition, no matter how often the piano is played. The weighted keys also offer maximum tonal power with every strike, ensuring a responsive playing experience. The entire instrument is 8' 11¾" (274 cm) in length, making it a commanding choice for ambitious players.
What is the difference between a Steinway grand piano and other pianos?
The main difference between a Steinway grand and other pianos is the quality of craftsmanship and the reputation they carry. Steinway & Sons is the oldest and most prestigious piano company in the world. They have been making pianos since 1853, and their experience shows in every Steinway piano. Each one is handmade by skilled artisans using only the finest materials. This attention to detail ensures that each Steinway piano is a work of art, and it also explains the higher price tag. If you're looking for a piano that is sure to impress, a Steinway grand is the way to go. However, keep in mind that these pianos require a significant investment, so be sure to do your research before making a purchase.