Steinway & Sons

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What do the Steinway Concert Series at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington D.C., Linconln Center in New York City, the homes of major piano Faculty at institutions such as the Juilliard School, and concert halls at all Steinway Schools such as Carnegie Mellon have in common?

They all made the choice to have the best possible Steinway piano. A genuine and authentic PianoCraft Steinway.

Over the past 35 years, PianoCraft has rebuilt, serviced, customized and/or sold thousands of Steinway pianos of every size and age, including Historic concert grands dating from the 1860s, brand new Steinways, and just about everything in between. These PianoCraft Steinways are found in Concert halls, recording studios, museums, teaching studios, conservatories, music schools and homes. PianoCraft Steinways are enjoyed by Concert Pianists, all types of students and piano enthusiasts, adult amateurs, and collectors.

PianoCraft technicians have received extensive training at the Steinway factory as well as taken multiple classes offered by Steinway factory technicians. PianoCraft’s team of artisans restore and customize Steinway pianos into individual works of art.

The result is a Steinway that is the perfect balance of authentic, classic Steinway sound with an optimized tonal palette, response and dynamic range.

PianoCraft Steinways are available in both Hamburg High gloss and traditional American hand rubbed Satin.

Steinway grands in traditional cases range in price from under $20,000 to $110,000.

PianoCraft offers full custom prep and maintenance for all Steinways, both New York and Hamburg. If you are interested in your Steinway performing to its potential, please call PianoCraft to arrange for the highest level of Steinway care.

The following Steinway models are regularly available at PianoCraft:

  • Model S, Model M, Model L, Model O, Model A1, Model A2, Model A3, Model B, Model C and Model D.
  • PianoCraft will happily rebuild your Steinway using the best parts and materials including genuine Steinway parts.
  • PianoCraft Steinways are offered with 10 years warranties.

Steinway Models

D, C, B, A, O, L, M, S


Steinway Model D Concert Grand

The Steinway model D is the standard concert grand found in concert halls worldwide.

Modern Ds

1965 – Current 88 note 8’11 ¾” (20 note bass)
1914-1965 88 note 8’11 ¼” (20 note bass)
1884 – 1914 88 note 8’10” (20 note bass)

Steinway Transitional Concert Grands

“Centennial D”

1875-1883 88 note 8’9″ (17 note bass)

Style IV

1863 – 1878 88 note 8’5″ (17 note bass)

Steinway Older Concert Grands

1858 – 1865 85 note 8’4″ (17 note bass)

Steinway Straight Strung

1856-1864 85 note 8’3″ (17 note bass)

Steinway Model C Small Concert Grand or Semi-Concert Grand

The modern Steinway C (1886 – current) works well for a smaller recital space, and also works surprisingly well in the home, as it has a less brilliant and powerful design than the larger D or the smaller B.

Current, Hamburg only 88 note 7’5′ (227cm) (20 note bass)
1913-1936 Special order 88 note 7’5′ (20 note bass)
1886-1913 Production 88 note 7’5′ (20 note bass)
1884-1886 85 note 7’3 ½’ (21 note bass)

Style III

1869-1884 85 note 7’2″ (21 note bass)
1862-1869 85 note 7’1″ (21 note bass)

Straight Strung

1859-1862 85 note 7’2″ (21 note bass)

Steinway Model B Music Room Grand

The Steinway model B is the standard piano found in professional teaching studios.

1967- current 88 note 6’10 ½” (20 note bass)
1917-1967 88 note 6’11” (20 note bass)
1914-1917 88 note 6’11 ½” (20 note bass)
1891-1914 88 note 6’10 ½” (20 note bass)
1884-1892 85 note 6’10 ½” (20 note bass)

Style II

186?-188? 85 note 6’8″ (20 note bass)

Steinway Model A

The AIII rivals the model B, which is said to be why it was discontinued. The other model As have excellent potential, but require experienced and insightful customization.

Current (AII) 88 note 6’1 ½” (20 note bass, 2 bridge, square tail)
1913-1945 (AIII) 88 note 6’4″ (20 note bass, 2 bridge, square tail)
1896-1914 (AII) 88 note 6’1 ½” (20 note bass, 2 bridge, square tail)
1892-1897 (AI) 88 note 6′ (20 note bass, 3 bridge, round tail)
1878-1893 (AI) 85 note 6′ (20 note bass, 3 bridge, round tail)

Steinway Model O

Depending on your view point, this is a small full size grand or a large baby grand. This piano is sweeter sounding than the similarly sized L.

Current 88 note 5’10” (26 note bass, round tail)
1900-1924 88 note 5’10” (26 note bass, round tail)

Steinway Model L

Depending on your view point, this is a small full size grand or a large baby grand. This piano is more aggressive sounding than the similarly sized O.

1923-2006 ( U.S. only) 88 note 5’10 ½” (26 note bass, square tail)

Steinway Model M

A very popular mid sized baby grand, the Model M can have a satisfying bass with the right custom approach.

1917- current 88 note 5’7″ (26 note bass)
1914-1917 88 note 5’6 ¾” (26 note bass)
1911-1914 88 note 5’6″ (26 note bass)

Steinway Model S

Steinway’s smallest baby grand, if prepared properly, it still can have the signature Steinway sound and feel. The least expensive Steinway baby grand.

1935-current 88 note 5’1″ (26 note bass)