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Why choose a Steinway & Sons piano?
Founded in 1853 in Manhattan by German piano builder, Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg, Steinway & Sons is now one of the most revered piano makers in the world. This innovative and award-winning piano company is credited with setting the standards for piano manufacturing. Each Steinway & Sons piano is painstakingly handcrafted with impeccable attention to detail. This result is a piano a cut above the rest, which makes it the ideal choice for concert pianists and live performance around the world. A Steinway & Sons grand piano is the ultimate luxury choice for your home. While a Steinway & Sons upright piano offers an affordable entry to this exclusive world. Explore our full collection of Steinway & Sons pianos in our Drayton showroom.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I maintain my Steinway?
The inside of your Steinway pianos should be cleaned by a professional technician periodically and the finish can be wiped clean with a dry soft piece of cloth or a leather cloth slightly moistened, you can use the same cloth to clean the keys. Remember to tune your upright pianos and grand pianos regularly between 6 and 12 months every year.
How long does a Steinway piano last?
A Steinway piano can live up to 130 years. A new Steinway life span might be up to 25 years or 30 depending on how well cared for it is. When reconditioned a Steinway piano can extend its life span to 50 years and a fully quality restored Steinway can last between 50 and 130 years.
Is my Steinway worth restoring?
Yes. Steinway is one of the leading brands in musical instruments and grand pianos, we believe they are worth investment and built for long life, you can restore Steinway pianos and still get quality music. A restored instrument can hold more value than a new piano and while the restoration price might seem expensive, it is cheaper when compared to purchasing a new piano.
Are Steinway Pianos a good investment?
The beautifully engineered craftsmanship of Steinway & Sons pianos goes beyond how appealing they look. Owning a Steinway model piano can also prove financially rewarding. For example, the Steinway vertical and upright piano can resale for double the original buying price.
Do Steinway pianos hold their value?
Steinway pianos still maintain their beauty, music, life quality and value over time. With proper care, maintenance or restorations Steinway pianos can remain in perfect conditions and still hold more value. Other brands can remain in the same condition with the right maintenance as well.
Is the Steinway Alma Tadema the most expensive piano in the world?
Steinway Alma Tadema is the most expensive grand pianos in the world that was sold in 1997 for $1.2 million at Christie's Auction House in London. The Alma Tadema Steinway grand piano was designed by British painter Sir Lawrence Alma Tadama in 1887 and recreated by Steinway & Sons a decade later. The Tadema is a special design of the D-274 grand piano built between 1884- 1887 as commissioned work for Henry Gurdon Marquand. It is regarded as the 'grandest grand piano of all time' and played by some of the greatest pianist to play.
How long does it take to tune a Steinway?
Tuning a Steinway piano can take an average of 1.5 hours to complete though the length can be affected depending on how long the piano was last tuned and other unforeseen minor details requiring repair or adjustments.
How much does it cost to tune a Steinway piano?
The location of the instrument and the work needed to be done can determine the price for tuning. How often the piano is used can also affect its condition and tuning price. The average tuning fee though ranges between $65 and $225 but can rise depending on the Steinway model and whether it is a limited edition.