For over 160 years, STEINWAY & SONS has been dedicated to making the finest pianos in the world. Our pioneering handcrafted methods are still employed today to ensure our uncompromising standards of quality, in turn ensuring that the STEINWAY piano remains the peerless instrument of uncompromising expression.
“STEINWAY is the only piano on which the pianist can do everything he wants. And everything he dreams.”
- VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY
Over 1,600 Steinway Artists
Without them, a Steinway piano is silent. But together, the artist and piano create music — such beautiful music that most professional pianists choose to perform only on Steinway pianos.
For decades Steinway & Sons has cultivated special relationships with pianists from every genre. From classical pianists like Lang Lang, to jazz stars like Diana Krall, to pop icons like Billy Joel, and "immortals" like Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Arthur Rubinstein — more than 1,600 artists have chosen to make the Steinway Piano their own.
Steinway & Sons Pianos
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.
“Build the best piano possible.... Make no compromise in quality.”
- HENRY STEINWAY
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.
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.