Steinway & Sons Upright Pianos
Handcrafted grand pianos from Steinway & Sons, the world’s most celebrated piano builders
Why choose a Steinway & Sons Upright Piano?
Founded in 1853 by German piano maker Heinrich Engelhard Steinweg, the Steinway & Sons piano company has grown into the world’s most iconic piano makers. Holding countless awards and patents, the company has been pivotal in the international development and standardisation of piano making. A Steinway & Sons piano is the perfect instrument for professional and novice players alike. Whatever stage you are at in your musical career, you will find your perfect match in a Steinway piano.
We offer a selection of new and quality used Steinway & Sons upright pianos which are all available to play in our Drayton showroom. For the discerning buyer, we also offer Steinway & Sons grand pianos. This type of piano is a statement piece for your home and will be a firm favourite with the whole family when they are able to practice to their heart's content. Visit our showroom to hear how master craftsmanship translates to quality sound.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Makes Steinway Pianos So Good?
While all Steinway & Sons pianos are handmade, the beauty of this instrument collection is that each one is also truly unique. The company has a team of over 1,000 craftsmen who work in the Hamburg, Germany, factory to create each Steinway piano by hand. This attention to detail and passion for quality means that every Steinway & Sons upright is an exceptional investment.
Steinway & Sons also use only the finest materials in their pianos. The company sources wood from all over the world to create each piano’s diaphragmatic soundboard, which is made from multiple layers of spruce wood. The wood is then left to age for up to seven years before it is used in the construction of a Steinway & Sons instrument.
This commitment to quality means that Steinway & Sons pianos are some of the most sought-after instruments in the world. They are played by some of the world’s most celebrated musicians and can be found in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls. Famous musicians are also known to champion the Steinway brand, including Billy Joel, Diana Krall and Harry Connick Jr.
Is A Steinway Piano A Good Investment?
A genuine Steinway & Sons piano is a lifetime investment. The company’s dedication to quality means that their pianos can last for decades with the proper care. Steinway & Sons also offer a comprehensive warranty on all new pianos, giving you peace of mind that your investment is protected. We also offer the opportunity to rent with the option to purchase, so you can decide if this is the right choice for you before moving forward with your investment.
If you are interested in purchasing a Steinway & Sons upright, please contact us to schedule an appointment. One of our expert piano salespeople will be happy to answer any of your questions and help you find the perfect piano for your home or studio. Our selection of new and used pianos is unrivalled, and we offer a variety of financing options to make your purchase easy and affordable.
Why Are Steinway Upright Pianos So Expensive?
The Steinway & Sons piano is the Rolls-Royce of pianos, and the price tag reflects the quality of the craftsmanship and materials used in its construction. Each Steinway & Sons upright is handmade by skilled artisans using only the finest materials. The company sources wood from all over the world to create each piano’s soundboard, which is made from multiple layers of spruce wood.
The wood is then left to age for up to seven years before it is used in the construction of a Steinway & Sons instrument. This commitment to quality means that Steinway & Sons pianos are some of the most sought-after instruments in the world. They are played by some of the world’s most celebrated musicians and can be found in some of the world’s most prestigious concert halls. Put simply, Steinway pianos represent the very best quality and the finest craftsmanship, making them an ideal investment for your home or business.
Which Is The Right Upright Piano For Me?
We offer a wide range of Steinway uprights to choose from, all available for an affordable price. If you thought that a Steinway piano was outside of your budget, think again. We offer the highest quality used pianos in a wide range of styles, feature veneers and finishes including walnut, mahogany and satin finishes.
Choosing the right Steinway upright for your home or studio is all about your requirements and expectations. We can help you to find the perfect choice for your home, practice space or music venue. A Steinway piano is a true investment that will need to be cared for correctly to ensure it retains its distinct resonant voice. Regular tuning and repairs are recommended to help protect your investment and ensure generations of piano players are able to take advantage of the incredible instrument.
You will need to think about tuning the piano regularly and also ensuring that it is stored in an environment humid enough that it will not be damaged by drying out the internal mechanisms and the soundboard. A piano is best left in its settings once you have placed it in your home, so think carefully about where you would like to display it. We can advise on the best situation for your piano to help make the most of the acoustics in your home.
What Are Some Of The Unique Features Of A Steinway?
Perhaps the most well-known feature of the Steinway pianos collection is the accelerated action, which allows for the keys to repeat around 13% faster than rival manufacturers. Steinway pianos are also known for their distinct sound, resonance and powerful bass. A home upright can therefore sound just as impressive as some of the larger concert grands.
Steinway Hall in London is one of the most well-known places where you can go and hear these stunning instruments in action and see all of the unique features. Steinway showrooms offer a diverse selection of new pianos, but for a specific Steinway model or to find a used piano for a fraction of the cost of a new one, we recommend our Belbroughton showroom in the heart of Worcestershire. You'll have the opportunity to hear the distinct sound and learn more about why Steinway pianos are so enduringly popular.