The Prestige and Exclusivity of a Steinway Piano

Since 1853, Steinway & Sons has been handcrafting high-quality pianos that are a favored choice of concert halls, theaters, and schools around the world. Though it commands 98 percent of the concert venue market, this market segment does not drive … Read

How to Identify Steinway Pianos

Steinway & Sons has been making pianos for since 1853. Each piano is hand-built using a process that takes almost a full year to produce an instrument. The company maintains a showroom and concert venue in New York City, and … Read

How Much is My Piano Worth?

Get it appraised. It’s really the only way, unless you know what you’d like to get for it, regardless of its actual market value. It is an impossibility to begin to discuss even a “ballpark” range for most used pianos … Read

Which Parts and Materials Should be Used in a Rebuild?

There is a great disagreement between piano rebuilders, pianists, technicians, and piano manufacturers over which replacement parts, materials and procedures are appropriate for rebuilding a vintage piano. There are many different companies that make replacement and repair parts for a … Read

Why People Buy One Piano Instead of Another

The reasons that pianos are bought are as numerous and diverse as the people who buy them. But heading the list of criteria that usually qualify one instrument over another are tone (i.e. sound quality) and touch (i.e. feel of … Read

The Key Factors to Consider When Buying a Piano

There are several points to consider when looking for a quality instrument. Most musicians are concerned, naturally, about the tone, or sound quality of the piano. Also high on the list for most pianists is touch, or how the piano … Read

How Much are Pianos?

If you don’t know much about pianos or their price ranges, don’t feel bad. After all, if you’re not regularly buying pianos, why would you? If it’s any consolation, most people don’t know much about pianos and their prices — … Read

Grand Piano Buying Guide

Acoustic grand pianos (inclusive of “baby grands”, which are simply smaller grands) are a major accomplishment of musical engineering — peerless in all of the families of instruments. A grand piano consists of over 10,000 moving parts that work together … Read

The Basics of Selling and Shopping for a Used Steinway Piano

Over the years I’ve discovered that there can often be quite a bit of confusion on the part of prospective piano owners regarding the price at which to purchase a Steinway Vintage Piano. I have also found that many owners … Read