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Understanding Secondhand Steinway  Piano Pricing

By Lucy Maddox - September 01, 2021

Are you looking for information on Steinway piano prices? 


Did you know that Steinway  design and manufacture three ranges of grand and upright pianos at different price points? So, whatever piano price point you are looking at Steinway may be a great option for you, and well within reach. 


The name Steinway & Sons is synonymous with quality and refinement, and while their concert grand pianos may get a lot of attention, Steinway also produce some of the finest upright and grand pianos under three different brands.


Their upright pianos are equal in standard to their grand piano collection, using the same materials, techniques, processes, and craftsman – the only difference being that they are created in the ‘vertical department’.

With over 125 patented features, including a Diaphragmatic soundboard and Hexagrip pinblock, there can be no doubt that all Steinway pianos offer the highest level of expression and creativity.


Furthermore, because Steinways hold their value remarkably well, purchasing a well-maintained second-hand Steinway means you can own an iconic piano brand for a great price, and remain confident that it won't depreciate in value.



Steinway: Three Brands Under One Umbrella

While Steinway & Sons is perhaps the most familiar brand to most of us, there are two other brands under the Steinway name offering entry-level and mid-level pianos to suit every budget and stage of the piano player’s journey; Steinway Boston & Steinway Essex.


Each Steinway brand offers great quality and Coach House Pianos is proud to offer a range of second-hand Steinway grand and upright pianos from each branch of the Steinway family that sit at various price points to suit a range of budgets.     




Steinway & Sons  Second-hand Upright Piano Price Guide: £20,000 - £35,000


Steinway & Sons hand-craft two quality upright piano models: K & V. These are within the higher price range of the Steinway upright piano family.





                                                                                             Example second-hand Steinway & Sons Upright Piano (Model V) previously sold at Coach House Pianos



Steinway & Sons  Second-hand Grand Piano Price Guide: £30,000 - £100,000


Steinway & Sons also design and hand-craft seven different grand piano models at their factory in Hamburg, Germany. These models are S, M, O, A, B, C and D. 

For more information on their different sized grand pianos, view this article.


                                                                                   Example second-hand Steinway & Sons Grand Piano (Model S) previously sold at  Coach House Pianos


Steinway Boston  Second-hand Upright Piano Price Guide: £5,000 - £9,000


Steinway Boston are mass produced rather than crafted by hand, manufactured in the Kawai factory in Japan. They sit in the mid-range in terms of piano pricing.


There are a range of three Steinway Boston upright pianos standing at different heights: 132, 126, 118. 




                                                                                              Example second-hand Steinway Boston Upright Piano previously sold at Coach House Pianos


Steinway Boston  Second-hand Grand Piano Price Guide: £13,000 - £30,000


Steinway Boston also have a range of grands: 156, 163, 178, 193 and 215, so named due to their lengths. 




                                                                            Example second-hand Steinway Boston Grand Piano (156) previously sold at Coach House Pianos


Steinway Essex Upright Second-hand Piano Price Guide: £3,500 - £7,000


More affordable still than both Steinway & Sons and Steinway Boston, the Steinway Essex range are manufactured at the Pearl River factory in China and they offer four upright piano models: 108, 111, 116, 123.






                                                        Example second-hand Steinway Essex Upright Piano (Studio Empire) previously sold at Coach House Pianos


Steinway Essex  Second-hand Grand Piano Price Guide: £10,000 - £15,000


Sitting at the lower price point of the Steinway grand piano range, Steinway Essex offer two grand piano models: 155 and 173.


The Steinway Essex grand pianos are not dissimilar to the second hand Steinway Boston grand piano range, which are better quality, so there is not so much demand for Steinway Essex grand piano models. 


Selecting the Perfect Piano at the Perfect Price


There are many factors to consider when selecting your perfect piano, price is just one of them. For our guide on what to look out for when searching for a quality second hand piano, read this article.


If you are interested in any of these pianos or would like to have a conversation about what the best piano might be for you, we would love to talk to you.  


Use our contact page to get in touch, or enquire using our live chat or simply give us a call on 0208 088 5858 .


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