More than 98% of performing artists prefer to play on a Steinway Piano. A Steinway sounds better, looks sharper, and feels unlike any piano on the market. All of these factors can influence the price of the Steinway Piano. We are going to break down this superior craftsmanship into three categories; the patented design, the materials, and the quality.

Patented Design

The soundboard of a Steinway Piano is called a “Diaphragmatic Soundboard” because it is designed to act as a diaphragm. It is thickest in the middle and tapers out in all directions reducing the amount of energy needed to vibrate the soundboard. Professional musicians say this produces a greater variance in tone and richness. This plays a major role in the price of a Steinway simply because it is a patented design. Steinway and Sons invented this design and there are no other soundboards exactly like it.

Superior Materials

The materials that are used in making a piano are just as, if not more important than the design of a piano. When it comes to the price of a Steinway, the materials play a huge role. Steinway Pianos are made with a Sitka Spruce soundboard. After years of testing, Sitka Spruce is considered the most resonating wood. As the sound travels across the soundboard the rim of the piano is what starts resonating next, and with Steinway’s hard rock maple construction the sound produced is majestic.

The Quality of a Steinway Piano

The design and the materials of a Steinway soundboard make it the best found in any piano worldwide, subjectively speaking. All of the above make the price of a Steinway justified beyond a reasonable doubt. It takes an entire year to fully assemble a Steinway. The soundboard must be in a specialized conditioning room for 7 days before it can be installed. The integrity of the design, the materials, and the workmanship plays a major role in the tone of the instrument.

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