Why are Steinways so Expensive?

The Steinway Dilemma

Steinway pianos are beautiful, brilliant instruments that have defined the industry standard for 170 years. The new ones are priced accordingly ($86,600 - $433,900 in 2023).

But here’s the thing: Steinway has been making world-class pianos for well over a century, which means thumbing through this year’s catalog isn’t the only way to find one—and in fact, a used or properly restored Steinway can rank among the finest instruments on earth.

It’s within your grasp to own a restored Steinway that’s every bit as exceptional as a brand new instrument—and perhaps even more so—while saving tens of thousands in the process. But you need a restoration partner you can trust to treat your Steinway with the care and craftsmanship it deserves.