The undisputed world leader
In a world crowded with choices in pianos, one instrument stands clearly above the rest: Steinway. The pianos hand-crafted by Steinway & Sons are universally acknowledged as the world’s finest pianos, and are the choice of 95% the world’s performing artists.
A Steinway is more than just a musical instrument. It is a cherished heirloom that is as beautiful to look at as it is to hear. Each Steinway & Sons piano is made by hand, taking a full year to complete. Steinway pianos are appreciated for the superior strength and great beauty of their cases. In addition to the time-honored Ebony finish, all Steinway & Sons pianos are available in any of our Crown Jewel veneers to meet the individual tastes of discerning customers.
Steinway & Sons makes both grand and vertical pianos. In a grand piano, the soundboard and strings are positioned horizontally, while in a vertical piano they are positioned vertically. In a grand piano, gravity assists the piano action and makes it more responsive. Choosing the type and size of piano that is right for you depends on where it will be placed. A piano with longer strings and larger soundboard will produce a bigger sound.
Steinway pianos set the standard for sound, touch and beauty. No piano offers a richer tone, more impressive heritage or greater return on investment than a Steinway. For more than 165 years every handmade Steinway piano has increased in value.
Click on a model below for complete details and specifications. Then make an appointment to visit with one of our Steinway experts in Boston or Natick to discover what makes a piano from Steinway & Sons the most remarkable, most sought-after piano around the globe.
The Steinway grand is the gold standard of musical instruments, representing over 160 years of dedication to craftsmanship and uncompromised expression. It is for these reasons that over 19 out of 20 concert pianists choose the Steinway grand piano — and why the instrument remains at the heart of cultured homes the world over.
At 6′ 2″ (188 cm), the Model A is known for delivering a “grand” sound in a medium-scale instrument. This grand offers power and warmth, with a design that allows the solid spruce soundboard to freely and efficiently resonate, like its larger counterparts.
This magnificent 6′ 11″ (211 cm) grand piano is often referred to by pianists as “the perfect piano.” It is a wonderfully balanced and versatile instrument that does extremely well in refined homes, teaching studios, and mid-sized venues and is also available as a STEINWAY SPIRIO, the world’s finest high resolution player piano.
At 8′ 11¾” (274 cm) in length, this majestic musical instrument — the pinnacle of concert grands — is the overwhelming choice of the world’s greatest pianists and for anyone who demands the highest level of musical expression.
At 5′ 7″ (170 cm) in length, this piano’s rich tone, responsive action and manageable size makes it perfect for conservatories, and many homes as well. The Model M is also available as a STEINWAY SPIRIO, the world’s finest high resolution player piano.
At 5′ 10¾” (180 cm), the Model O is the largest of Steinway’s “small grands.” This piano is large enough to satisfy those who demand a full, rich sound, yet sized to fit in almost any home.
At 5′ 1″ (155 cm), this piano is the smallest of the Steinway grands. This design was introduced in the 1930s to invite the majesty of the Steinway sound into almost any space.
Steinway & Sons upright pianos are handcrafted to the highest standard of quality in the same factory as our grands, using the same materials, techniques, conditioning processes and craftsmen. The only difference is that they’re built in the “vertical department,” where those same processes are vertically oriented. The result is the world’s finest upright, living up to the Steinway & Sons name in every respect. Our upright pianos take advantage of myriad patented features and processes, including our Diaphragmatic soundboard, Accelerated Action and Hexagrip pinblock.
With an enchanting tone and responsiveness, the Model 1098 allows unbridled freedom of musical expression. This upright is appropriate for homes and apartments of all sizes.
Introduced in 1903, this piano features a larger soundboard than many grands, for a more resonant voice. The choice for professional players seeking an upright instrument — and perfect for all sizes of homes and apartments.