Top 5 Non Car Items We Have Financed #4 – The Steinway Piano
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Top 5 Non Car Items We Have Financed – #4 – Steinway Piano
Steinway & Songs have been making beautiful pianos since 1853, and the name is synonymous with quality and desirability. The 100,000th Steinway piano sat in the entrance hall to the White House from 1903 to 1938, when it was replaced by the 300,000th. That piano still sits there today. When one of our classic car clients approached us for a finance package on a Steinway Grand Piano, we were only too happy to oblige.
William Morris said “Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.” Well, a Steinway grand piano certainly ticks both boxes, and that’s even before you delve into the provenance of who owned it, what famous tunes were first hammered out on those keys.
I want one. Can I buy one?
A brand new Steinway Grand Piano can be in the region of £130,000, however there are a multitude of cases where desirable models both vintage and modern have sold for well in excess of £1million.
“A musical instrument can be such a wonderful investment, and a real thing of beauty. The craftsmanship that goes into something like a Steinway grand piano, along with the heritage of the brand, have made them a real icon of class and style. A grand piano can be a valuable investment in it’s own right, but when it has the provenance of being played or owned by a household name, the values can be dizzying. Did you know that George Michael once paid $2.37million to own John Lennon’s old Steinway piano?”