How much is an antique Steinway piano worth?

“A 10-year-old Steinway in good condition, usually sells for about 75 percent of the current retail price, which goes up about 4 percent each year.” “Over the past decade, the price on the classic Steinway Model B grand piano–currently $81,200–increased 48%, far outpacing the 29% rise in inflation.”

How do I identify my Steinway piano?

You can find the model number by the tuning pins, which are directly above the keys and fallboard. There is a small triangle located toward the left side which includes the model letter (i.e. Steinway Model L or B) and the 6 digit serial number which will reveal the year of manufacture of your Steinway piano.

Do Steinway pianos have serial numbers?

On Steinway grand pianos the serial number can be found on the cast iron plate between the tuning pins above the keyboard. On Steinway upright pianos the serial number can be located on top of the wrestplank above the cast iron plate when you open the lid.

How much does a Steinway grand piano cost?

Larger Steinway pianos like the 9′ model D cost $171,000. Smaller Steinway pianos like model A, B, L, M and O cost between $74,300 – $129,000.

When was the first Steinway upright piano made?

Steinway is said to have built the best pianos in the world. This is a beautiful example of an early elaborate model Steinway & Sons Victorian upright piano dating from 1879. These early Steinway upright pianos are very rare due to the popularity of the square piano during the mid-19th Century.

When did Steinway stop making Rococo style pianos?

Steinway is said to have built some of the finest pianos in history, and many of their 19th Century patents and designs are still being used in piano manufacturing today! The carved Rococo Style leg was discontinued by about 1885, making this 1900 Steinway Model B the latest vintage Steinway in the Rococo style that we have ever seen.

What are the parts of a Steinway piano?

A Steinway piano contains 12,116 separate parts. Most of these are made from either wood, metal, or felt material. Some of the most expensive parts include the piano casing, the hammers, keys, bridges, and of course the soundboard. The soundboard is made from several layers of aged spruce.