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Why are Steinway pianos so expensive?
Published on: July 08, 2021

Why are Steinway pianos so expensive? Legendary craftsmanship and materials play a role by Stephen N. Reed Even those who have not investigated purchasing a Steinway piano before can sense that it is going to be an expensive proposition. Even so, those unfamiliar with new piano prices for premium brands

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Could the Steinway Spirio ever become obsolete?
Published on: July 01, 2021

Could the Steinway Spirio ever become obsolete? by Stephen N. Reed Spirio, the first self-playing piano that measured up to Steinway’s exacting standards, rolled out in 2016.  The Wall Street Journal captured some of its essence well: “An uncannily accurate method of recording key strikes (with more than 1,000 velocity

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Is the Essex a good piano?
Published on: July 01, 2021

Is the Essex a good piano? by Stephen N. Reed Ready to take a deep dive into Steinway & Sons’ Essex line of pianos? At M. Steinert & Sons, we’ve been selling Essex pianos since they were introduced by Steinway & Sons. Along with the Boston line, Essex pianos were

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What a piano teacher wants you to know when choosing your instrument
Published on: June 24, 2021

(Note:  M. Steinert & Sons asked veteran piano teacher Elizabeth Reed to put pen to paper regarding the kind of piano she would recommend to the families of her students. ) What a piano teacher wants you to know when choosing your instrument by Elizabeth Reed As a teacher, I

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New vs. used Steinway: Which is the better value for me?
Published on: June 22, 2021

New vs. used Steinway: Which is the better value for me? by Stephen N. Reed Veteran piano consultants at M. Steinert & Sons have seen too many potential customers ripped off by irresponsible used piano dealers who offered non-certified, used Steinways. Told that the used pianos were from a “Golden

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Which is better: the Hamburg or New York Steinway?
Published on: June 19, 2021

Which is better: the Hamburg or New York Steinway? By Stephen N. Reed A tale of two factories The Hamburg Steinway, built in the Northern German city of Hamburg, has an intriguing history. Whereas the New York Steinway factory opened in 1854, Hamburg Steinways began being built in 1880. The

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How much does a Steinway Spirio cost?
Published on: June 08, 2021

How much does a Steinway Spirio cost? by Stephen N. Reed Since its release in 2016, Steinway & Sons’ Spirio pianos have captured the imagination of those who want the high performance of a Steinway Model D, B, or M grand piano paired with the highest resolution self-playing technology. So

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Is the Spirio worth it?
Published on: June 04, 2021

A Steinway & Sons self-playing piano for the 21st Century by Stephen N. Reed After five years on the market, Steinway’s Spirio high performance audio technology is gaining popularity. Indeed, one out of every three new Steinways sold today is a Spirio. But is the Spirio worth it? After reading

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What is a Steinway C&A piano?
Published on: May 26, 2021

What is a Steinway C&A piano? Enjoy the mystique but buy them for their value by Stephen N. Reed Before the Beatles, America experienced Paderewski The Concert & Artist (C&A) piano department was one of the first at M. Steinert & Sons.  The tradition of offering such pianos—lightly used and

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1967 Steinway Chippendale: restored and resplendent
Published on: May 19, 2021

1967 Steinway Chippendale: restored and resplendent Mahogany Steinway Model M Grand, rare and handcarved, rebuilt and refinished in 2015 by Stephen N. Reed Steinway Chippendales and M. Steinert & Sons have a long and storied history.  The earliest known Steinway Chippendale Grand was completed on November 21, 1902 and was

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Steinway’s Louis XV: A piano fit for a king
Published on: May 14, 2021

Steinway’s Louis XV: A piano fit for a king by Stephen N. Reed The fullness of the Louis XV style Named for one of the last kings of France, Steinway’s Model M 501-A Louis XV grand piano is in a class all its own.  While the Louis XV delivers in

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Appearance on New England Living
Published on: April 26, 2021

We are thrilled to share this look inside our history, talented staff, along with a few reminders about what makes the Steinway piano such a remarkable instrument. Learn more about Steinway pianos at M Steinert & Sons.

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