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Since 1853, Steinway & Sons pianos have set an uncompromising standard for sound, touch, beauty, and investment value. Handcrafting each Steinway requires up to one full year — and the resultant creation is an instrument of rare quality and global renown. Not surprisingly, Steinway remains the preferred instrument of concert artists, as well as countless pianists, composers, and performers around the world.
steinway & sons pianos today are still distinguished by founder Henry E. Steinway's guiding principle: “Build the best piano possible.... Make no compromise in quality.” Where some have substituted mass-produced, synthetic components to speed piano production or reduce costs, we apply technologies and new materials only when they provide proven enhancements in the piano. Compromise quality, and you risk the sound, the touch, and ultimately, the integrity of the instrument. Simply put, Steinway pianos remain handcrafted because our handcraftmanship produces instruments of the highest quality.
Pre-owned, vintage, and restored steinway & sons pianos are often prized for their unique beauty and enduring value. When considering a used steinway, be sure to work with an official steinway dealer and insist on a guarantee that your instrument is comprised solely of steinway parts. Most steinway dealers offer a range of used grand and upright pianos. In addition, steinway & sons operates a large restoration facility at its factory and provides factory-certified pre-owned instruments.
“Build the best piano possible.... Make no compromise in quality.”
Henry E. Steinway coupled pioneering ideas with elegant European design — and, with his five sons, set the benchmark for all future generations of piano builders. In the thirty years following its founding in 1853, Steinway & Sons developed the modern piano, earning nearly half of the company’s current 127 patents and positioning the Steinway as the piano by which all others are judged.
Today, Steinway remains at the helm of piano innovation. Over the past decade, the company’s improvements in craftsmanship and technology have resulted in greater precision, greater uniformity of touch and greater sound quality — ensuring that today’s Steinway is the finest Steinway yet.
The Steinway–designed Boston Piano — long unrivaled in its class and unmatched in value — has been significantly enhanced with the introduction of the new Performance Edition. The Boston Performance Edition features improvements in materials, specifications, and performance never before seen in the mid-price range.
The perfect entry-level piano for beginning players, the Essex piano is designed by Steinway, manufactured globally, and incorporates Steinway & Sons’ latest design specifications and engineering standards, as well as the Steinway commitment to excellence developed over 160 years of quality craftsmanship. Every Essex instrument is inspected by a team of highly experienced Steinway & Sons trained technicians before it leaves the factory.