Steinway Appreciation
The word Steinway is best described as a world leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high quality, brands of musical instruments. They build the finest pianos in the world. Matching expectations of the world's most famous critics - - people who love music. From the Smithsonian Institution to the White House, this highly focused company has become an international standard of prominence in providing the world with leadership through craftsmanship and innovation. Steinway is a quality investment grade piano for all time. What does someone have in the purchase of so treasured a possession? A singularly inspired investment that appreciates in value over the course of time. Handed down literally from one generation to the next, the standard lives on in the country's leading institutions.

Founded in 1853 in New York City, Steinway continues to employ a workforce of over 2,800 and operates 13 manufacturing facilities in the United States and Europe. Touted as " Leaders in American immigration, business, cultural urban and labor history", the mere mention of "Steinway", speak volumes worldwide, and is considered by many to be one of the most incredible valuable collection of brands in the music industry today.

Steinway Model D Concert Grand
The retail value of a Steinway concert grand piano has appreciated nearly 200% in the last 10 years. A Steinway can command a higher price just on name alone. Today, contemporary Steinway pianos still incorporate over 100 patented component parts and processes, which are synonymous with Steinway. Creating these new manufacturing techniques has provided Steinway the ability to distinguish itself apart from others with a very impressive record. The Diaphragmatic soundboard, Accelerated action, Hexagrip pinlock are all cornerstone features of the what the company says is the reason they build... "That is to not compromise quality, have the sound, the touch, and ultimately the integrity of the instrument intact."

Historically, Steinway captured the heart of musicians worldwide by the introduction of the first grand piano to incorporate a full cast-iron plate and over stringing. The cast-iron plate versus reinforced wood construction allowed higher string tension, which, coupled with the Steinway over-strung scale, permitted longer bass strings for more volume and better soundboard resonance. Creating these new techniques has provided Steinway the ability to distinquish itself apart from others with such an impressive record, they always strive to improve.

More importantly, one might say it is an established fact that Steinway pianos deliver a fuller, richer sound and confirmed for Steinway the value of innovation. Henry E. Steinway in 1853 dedicated Steinway pianos to a 3 fold ideal, which still guides the company into 3 basic principals:

  • Build to a standard, not a price
  • Make no compromise in quality
  • Strive always to improve the instrument

This Steinway standard, is enhanced by each and every instrument, inspired to be the finest ever created, and then to make the next one even better...if that is possible.