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Piano Auctions London- Yamaha, Steinway,Bechstein, Bluthner, Bosendorfer pianos

The London Piano Auctions held at Conway Hall , Holborn, London on December 12th with over 120 Lots including many Yamaha pianos, Steinway pianos, Bluthner pianos, Bechstein pianos plus a selection of other pianos including Bosendorfer, Broadwood, Kawai and many antique pianos for sale.  The ‘120 lots’ auction was delivered and set-up by G&R Removals in 8 hours by 12 men – an unprecedented and unrivalled service. No other piano transport Company ever managed to provide such a service involving such a variety of makes and models of reconditioned, second hand and antique pianos to the London piano auctions, we truly believe we have an unrivalled service. On Thursday 11th April the Piano Auctions saw visitors from around the world, piano buyers from the USA, China and Europe. Steinway pianos were particularly interesting as usual to all buyers and the Chinese piano buyers seemed to like the antique pianos as well as the Steinway and Bechstein pianos. The Yamaha pianos were of little interest to them as they can buy the pianos cheaper in China. The Piano Auctions have a growing  reputation in China for unusual antique pianos as well as offering great name pianos at very interesting prices. The comparative piano auction in Shanghai held at the New Expo Center during the Music China exhibition does not offer such great offers and opportunities as the Piano Auctions Ltd in London.
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Steinways! Steinways! Steinways! DECEMBER 2013 UPDATE!

With a new upright piano costing in excess of £20,000, and a grand more than £40,000, it seems remarkable that you can still buy one in our auction for £1,000 and £4,000 respectively – albeit it they may be 100 years or so older – they’re still Steinways.

In our September 2013 sale we had 27 Steinways and now in December, breaking our own record, we have an amazing 39!! These range from uprights at around £1,000 to a recent Model B with a guide price of £30,000 – 35,000.

This is the reason why PianoAuctions Ltd has become the venue for buying and selling second-hand Steinways!

Lot 115 (pictured right) Steinway (c2003)
A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. Estimated £30,000 – 35,000

Piano Auctions London

Piano Auctions Ltd hold their next auction in London at the Conway Halls, Red Lion Square in Holborn if you’re in the market for a piano, you must get down there.Click here to see on map
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Latest Sale Details for 16th April 2015

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1 piano auctions Yamaha (c1963) A Model P116 modern style upright piano in a bright mahogany case. £600 – 800
2 piano auctions Bechstein (c1910) A 6ft 8in Model B grand piano in an ebonised case on turned octagonal legs £1,200 – 1,800
3 piano auctions Steinway A 6ft ‘old style’ Model A grand piano in a rosewood case on turned and fluted ‘elephant legs’ £4,000 – 6,000
4 piano auctions Sauter (c1980s) A traditional style upright piano in a bright mahogany case. £1,000 – 1,500
5 piano auctions Steinway (c1935) A Model V upright piano in a mahogany case. £3,000 – 5,000
6 Blüthner (c1978) A 5ft 5in Model 10 grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs. £1,500 – 1,800
7 piano auctions Bechstein (c1900) A 6ft 8in Model B grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs. £1,000 – 1,500
8 piano auctions Petrof (c1998) A 5ft 3in Model VI grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. £2,500 – 3,500
9 Kawai (c1965) A Model KS1 upright piano in an ebonised case. £600 – 800
10 Steinway (c1920s) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs, together with an ebonised stool. £5,000 – 7,000
11 Yamaha (c1975) A 6ft 1in Model C3 grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs. £2,000 – 3,000
12 piano auctions Steinway(c1920) A Model K upright piano in a rosewood case. This piano was reconditioned in 1994. £3,000 – 5,000
13 piano auctions Blüthner (c1914) A traditional style upright piano in an ebonised case. £600 – 800
14 Yamaha (c1971) A 4ft 11in Model GB1 grand piano in a satin walnut case together with an oak stool. £2,000 – 3,000
15 piano auctions Steinway (c1897) A 6ft 1in ‘old style’ Model A grand piano in a rosewood case on turned baluster legs. £4,000 – 6,000
16 Kawai (c2007) A 5ft Model GM10 grand piano in a bright ebonised case fitted with a Piano Disk 228 system, on square tapered legs. This piano has had some water damage. £3,000 – 5,000
17 piano auctions Bösendorfer (c1935) A 6ft 7in grand piano in a satin ebonised case on square tapered legs. £5,000 – 7,000
18 piano auctions Irmler (c2004) A traditional style Studio 130 Model upright piano in a bright ebonised case, together with a matching stool. £2,500 – 3,500
19 Kawai (c2004) A Model 18E upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,000 – 1,500
20 piano auctions Steinway (c1883) A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. This piano has been fully re-built. £15,000 – 20,000
21 piano auctions Bechstein (c1929) A 5ft 6in Model L grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £2,000 – 3,000
22 piano auctions Kawai (c2000) A Model KX10 upright piano in a bright mahogany case. £600 – 800
23 piano auctions Piano Stool An adjustable piano stool. £40 – 60
24 Elysian (c2004) A 6ft grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs, together with a stool. £2,000 – 3,000
25 piano auctions Steinway (c1902) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs. £5,000 – 7,000
26 piano auctions Petrof (c1995) A Model 115T upright piano in a bright walnut case. £400 – 600
27 piano auctions Yamaha (c1967) A Model U3 upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £1,000 – 1,500
28 piano auctions Yamaha (c1989) A 5ft 7in Model G2 grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. £1,500 – 2,000
29 piano auctions Steinway (c1925) A Model K upright piano in a mahogany case, together with a red-leather top adjustable stool. £2,000 – 3,000
30 piano auctions Steinway (c1883) A 6ft 2in Model A grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. This piano has been fully re-built. £15,000 – 20,000
31 Feurich (c1986) A 5ft 8in Model 173 grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £4,000 – 6,000
32 Yamaha (c1997) A Model P22 upright piano in a Colonial style case, together with a stool. £800 – 1,200
33 piano auctions Steinway (c1889) A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in an ebonised case on turned ‘elephant’ legs. £3,000 – 5,000
34 piano auctions Bösendorfer (c1926) A 131 cm upright piano in a bright ebonised case. This piano was fully restored in 1990. £5,000 – 7,000
35 piano auctions Steinway (c1927) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £7,000 – 9,000
36 piano auctions Yamaha (c1994) A Model U1 upright piano in a bright ebonised case together with a stool. £1,500 – 2,000
37 piano auctions Blüthner (c1920) A 5ft 8in Aliquot strung Model 6 grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs. This piano was reconditioned by Blüthner in 1979. £1,500 – 2,000
38 Steinway (c1929) A Model O ex-pianola grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £3,000 – 5,000
39 piano auctions Eavestaff A recent traditional style upright piano in a bright blue case, together with a matching upholstered bench. £600 – 800
40 piano auctions Steinway (c1919) A 5ft 10in Louis XV style Model O grand piano in a rosewood case together with a stool. This piano has been reconditioned. £8,000 – 12,000
41 piano auctions German Upright A German overstrung large upright piano in a walnut case with turned supports and inlaid front panels; together with a stool. This piano has been reconditioned £1,000 – 1,500
42 Bechstein A 6ft 8in Model B grand piano in a mahogany case with carved ornamentation to the body and lyre; on carved cabriole legs. £4,000 – 6,000
43 piano auctions Steinway (c1877) A 6ft 11in grand piano in a rosewood case on turned legs with a decorative fretworked music-desk. This piano has been re-conditioned. £7,000 – 9,000
44 piano auctions Blüthner (c1905) A 6ft 3in grand piano in a rosewood case on turned legs. £1,000 – 1,500
45 piano auctions Reid-Sohn (c2005) An upright piano in a traditional style mahogany case with inlaid front panels; together with a matching red-upholstered adjustable stool. £800 – 1,200
46 Steinway (c1923) An ex-pianola grand piano in a mahogany case on dual square tapered legs. £3,000 – 4,000
47 Zimmerman (c1985) A 4ft 8in grand piano in a bright mahogany case on cabriole legs, together with a brown-upholstered stool on cabriole legs. £1,000 – 1,500
48 Steinway (c1935) A Model V upright piano in a mahogany case together with a blue-upholstered piano stool. £1,500 – 2,000
49 piano auctions Blüthner (c1936) A 4ft 11in grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs, together with a stool. £3,000 – 5,000
50 piano auctions Steinway (c1914) A 9ft concert grand piano in a bright figured rosewood case with a latticed music-desk on square tapered legs, together with a matching stool; the piano is fitted with a player system. This instrument was fully restored five years ago. £20,000 – 30,000
51 piano auctions Ed Seiler (c1996) A 130cm upright piano in a traditional style bright ebonised case. £1,500 – 2,000
52 piano auctions Piano stool A bright ebonised buttoned-top concert adjustable stool. £100 – 150
53 W Hoffmann by Bechstein (c2013) A Model T128 upright piano in a bright ebonised case: together with two upholstered stools. £5,000 – 7,000
54 piano auctions Steinway (c1914) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs. £4,000 – 6,000
55 piano auctions * Blüthner A 6ft 3in grand piano in a bright ebonised case on turned legs. This piano has been fully restored. * VAT ON THIS LOT £1,500 – 2,000
56 piano auctions Steinway (c1970) A Model Z upright piano in a walnut case; together with an upholstered mahogany stool on cabriole legs. £2,500 – 3,500
57 piano auctions Bechstein (c1937) A 4ft 7in grand piano in a figured walnut case on square tapered legs. £3,000 – 4,000
58 piano auctions Yamaha (c2005) A Model P121N upright piano in a satin cherry case; together with a matching red-Dralon upholstered Tozer stool. £1,800 – 2,200
59 Steinway (c1900) A 6ft 2in Model A grand piano in an ebonised case on ‘elephant’ legs, together with a stool. £6,000 – 8,000
60 Bösendorfer (c1974) A 6ft 7in Model 200 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £14,000 – 18,000
61 piano auctions Bechstein (c1891) A 6ft 8in Model B grand piano in a bright ebonised case on turned legs. This piano has been fully restored. £5,000 – 7,000
62 piano auctions Steinway (c1914) A 6ft 6in ex-pianola grand piano in a re-polished mahogany case on square tapered legs; together with a stool. £2,000 – 4,000
63 Bösendorfer (c1924) A 130cm upright piano in an ebonised case, together with a stool. £3,000 – 4,000
64 piano auctions Bechstein (c1878) A 6ft 7in grand piano in a bright mahogany case on turned octagonal legs, together with a duet stool. This piano has been fully restored. £4,000 – 6,000
65 Steinway (c1905) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a fiddleback mahogany case on square tapered legs; together with a stool. £8,000 – 12,000
66 piano auctions Ritter A recent Model 123 upright piano in a traditional ebonised case. £600 – 800
67 Blüthner (c1973) A 5ft 8in grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs. £3,000 – 4,000
68 piano auctions Steinway (c1881) An upright piano in an ebonised case. £1,000 – 1,500
69 piano auctions Kemble (c1978) A 109cm modern style upright piano in a mahogany case, together with a duet stool. £600 – 800
70 piano auctions Steinway (c1902) A 6ft 2in Model A grand piano in a rosewood case on turned and fluted legs; together with a quilted cover and a brown leather-buttoned adjustable stool. This piano has been fully restored. £8,000 – 12,000
71 piano auctions Menzel An upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £300 – 500
72 Bechstein (c1901) A 6ft 8in grand piano in a rosewood case on turned octagonal legs. £1,500 – 2,000
73 piano auctions Lenz An upright piano in a bright ebonised case with turned keyboard supports. £300 – 500
74 piano auctions Steinway (c1919) A Vertegrand upright piano in an ebonised case together with a stool. £1,000 – 1,500
75 piano auctions Steinway (c1916) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a satinwood art-case raised on carved dual-square tapered legs. (See front cover illustration) £10,000 – 15,000
76 piano auctions Blüthner (c1932) A 6ft grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs, together with a stool. £1,500 – 2,000
77 Steinway (c1891) A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in a bright ebonised case. This piano has been reconditioned. £6,000 – 8,000
78 piano auctions Yamaha (c2014) A Model NU1 Hybrid digital upright in a bright ebonised case, together with a matching stool. £1,500 – 2,000
79 piano auctions Steinway (c1897) A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in a satin ebonised case on square tapered legs; together with a quilted cover and a leather-buttoned adjustable stool. This piano has been restored in the past. £8,000 – 12,000
80 piano auctions Kleitzman A 4ft 10in ‘baby’ grand piano in the Chinoiserie style with flowers and scenes on a rich golden yellow base raised on square tapered legs, together with a matching duet stool. (See back cover illustration) £1,000 – 1,500
81 piano auctions Bechstein, London (c1930s) A 4ft 6in grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £2,500 – 3,500
82 piano auctions Steinway (c1912) A Model K upright piano in a rosewood case. £1,000 – 1,500
83 piano auctions Blüthner (c1900) A 6ft grand piano in a rosewood case on turned octagonal legs. £1,000 – 1,500
84 piano auctions Yamaha (c1995) A Model U1 upright piano in a bright ebonised case, together with a stool. £1,500 – 2,000
85 Steinway (c1969) A 5ft 7in Model M grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. £9,000 – 12,000
86 Piano Stool A button-top concert adjustable mahogany piano stool. £100 – 150
87 Yamaha (c1967) A 5ft 7in Model G2 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £1,500 – 2,000
88 Steinway (c1889) A 6ft ‘old style’ Model A grand piano in a rosewood case on turned and fluted legs. £4,000 – 6,000
89 piano auctions Ritter A recent Model 123 upright piano in a traditional ebonised case. £600 – 800
90 piano auctions Steinway (c1975) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a bright dark-mahogany case on square tapered legs; together with a leather-top mahogany stool. £15,000 – 20,000
91 piano auctions Bösendorfer (c1971) A 7ft 6in grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs, together with a leather-top matching stool. £10,000 – 15,000
92 piano auctions Alec Hodsdon (c1952) A spinet in a walnut veneer case on a trestle base with turned legs. The fascia inscribed, ALEC HODSDON LAVENHAM SUFFOLK FECIT ANNO MCMLII. £600 – 800
93 Weber (c2010) A traditional style upright piano in a bright ebonised case together with a stool. £700 – 900
94 piano auctions Yamaha (c2000) A 6ft 1in Model C3 grand piano in a bright ebonised case together with a matching adjustable stool. £5,000 – 7,000
95 piano auctions Number Plate ‘P14NOY’ Motor Vehicle Number Plate P14NOY NB There will be an additional charge by the DVLA for transferring ownership. The illustration is an interpretation of how the plate may look. It is the responsibility of the new owner to ensure the legality of the plate. £2,000 – 3,000
96 Fazer Festivo (c1986) An upright piano in a light wood case. £500 – 700
97 Steinway (c1906) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a rosewood case on square tapered legs. £5,000 – 7,000
98 piano auctions J Levesque (c1840) A cabinet piano in a mahogany case with turned & reeded front supports, barrel fall and pleated front flanked by turned pillars. £400 – 600
99 piano auctions Broadwood (c1900) A Manxman upright piano in a mahogany, inlaid and ebony strung panelled cabinet, the interior veneered in maple. This piano was designed by Mackay Hugh Baillie Scott. £2,500 – 3,000
100 piano auctions Steinway (c1975) A 6ft 2in Model A grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapering legs. £10,000 – 15,000
101 Yamaha (c2007) A Model U3 Silent Series upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £2,500 – 3,500
102 piano auctions Yamaha (c2006) A 4ft 11in Model GB1 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs; together with a matching adjustable stool. £3,500 – 4,500
103 Yamaha (c1988) A 5ft grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. £2,500 – 3,500
104 piano auctions Blüthner (c1900s) A 6ft 4in fully restored grand piano in a rosewood case on turned fluted legs. £6,000 – 8,000
105 W Hoffmann (c2011) A recent Model T122 upright piano in a bright ebonised case. AMENDMENT Together with a matching stool. £3,000 – 5,000
106 piano auctions Kawai (c1994) A 6ft 1in Model G40N grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs, together with a stool. £4,000 – 6,000
107 Bechstein (c1936) A 4ft 7in Model S grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £2,500 – 3,000
108 piano auctions Yamaha (c2008) A 4ft 11in Model GB1 grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs, together with a stool. £3,000 – 5,000
109 Schimmel (c2001) A Model 116S Silent Series upright piano in a bright ebonised case. £3,000 – 4,000
110 Steinway (c1960) A 6ft 2in Model A grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs together with a stool. £12,000 – 18,000
111 Steinweg Nacht (c1902) A 6ft grand piano in an ebonised case on turned octagonal legs. £1,000 – 1,500
112 piano auctions Kawai (c1968) An upright piano in a mahogany case. £500 – 700
113 Blüthner (c1936) A 5ft 5in grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs, together with a stool. £2,500 – 3,500
114 Kawai (c2005) A 7ft 6in Model RX7 grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. £8,000 – 12,000
115 piano auctions Steinway (c1965) A 5ft 1in Model S grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs, together with a green-upholstered mahogany stool. £8,000 – 12,000
116 piano auctions Samick (c2004) A 4ft 11in Model SG150 ‘baby’ grand piano in a bright mahogany case on cabriole legs, together with a matching duet stool. £1,000 – 1,500
117 piano auctions Bechstein (c1913) A grand piano in a mahogany case on square tapered legs. £1,500 – 2,000
118 piano auctions Schiedmayer (c1924) A 5ft 11in grand piano in a mahogany case on turned legs. £1,200 – 1,800
119 piano auctions Bechstein (c1908) A 6ft Model A grand piano in a mahogany case on dual-square tapered legs, together with a stool. £1,500 – 2,000
120 piano auctions Steinway (c1989) A 5ft 10in Model O grand piano in a bright mahogany case on square tapered legs. £20,000 – 30,000
121 piano auctions Piano Stool A leather-top mahogany piano stool. £300 – 500
122 NO LOT
123 piano auctions Piano Stool A concert adjustable piano stool in a bright ebonised finish with buttoned leather top. £120 – 160
124 piano auctions Piano Stool A concert adjustable piano stool in a bright ebonised finish with buttoned leather top. £120 – 160
125 piano auctions Piano Stool A concert adjustable piano stool in a bright ebonised finish with buttoned leather top. £120 – 160
126 piano auctions Piano Stool A concert adjustable piano stool in a bright ebonised finish with buttoned leather top. £120 – 160
127 piano auctions Piano Stool A duet double adjustable piano stool in a bright ebonised finish. £180 – 220
128 piano auctions Piano Stool A duet double adjustable piano stool in a bright ebonised finish. £180 – 220
129 piano auctions Piano Stool A duet adjustable ‘concert’ piano stool in a bright ebonised finish, with a buttoned leather top. £150 – 200
130 piano auctions Piano Stool A duet adjustable ‘concert’ piano stool in a bright ebonised finish, with a buttoned leather top. £150 – 200
131 piano auctions Piano Stool A piano stool in a bright ebonised finish with storage under a button leather top. £130 – 160
132 piano auctions Piano Stool A piano stool in a bright ebonised finish with storage under a button leather top. £130 – 160
133 PLEASE REFER TO THIS SITE FOR AMENDMENTS AND NEW PICTURES UP UNTIL THE 16 APRIL 2015

PIANOS FROM THE COLLECTION OF PIERO LO FARO

Born in Genoa, Italy in 1928, Piero Lo Faro (pictured right) gained his diploma at the Conservatory in Genoa , and the `License de Concert et Virtuosite` in Geneva. He was then mentored by the composer Victor de Sabata.

Playing both as a soloist and with an orchestra, his repertoire focused particularly on impressionist music, and he was renowned for his interpretations of Debussy and Ravel, as well as Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven, Franck and Scarlatti. Lo Faro is in fact the only pianist who studied Ravel`s entire works, under de Sabata himself.

He played for the BBC, RAI, Suisse Romande, as well at the State Radio Orchestra of Germany. His performance of Ravel`s Concert for the Left hand, under the conduction of Aldo Ceccato in Brno in the 1990s, won him acclaim. He was awarded many accolades, including the Gold Medal from The University of Genoa.

We are privileged to be offering four of Piero Lo Faro’s pianos in our 10th April 2014 sale.

Steinway (c1986) A 9ft Model D grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. Estimate: £35,000 – 45,000

Bechstein (c1996) An 8ft 2in Model D grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. Estimate: £30,000 – 40,000

Steinway (c1989) A 6ft 11in Model B grand piano in a bright ebonised case on square tapered legs. Estimate: £25,000 – 35,000

Steinway (c1960) A 5ft 1in Model S grand piano in an ebonised case on square tapered legs. Estimate £9,000 – 15,000

With over 100 pianos already collected by G&R Piano Movers held in our warehouse ready for the auction and some very interesting pianos still to collect, this sale should provide pianos for all tastes and budgets. Rebuilt Yamaha pianos which look and sound great, could be a fantastic value purchase for the home. The highly regarded and very sought after Steinway Grand pianos will be available to purchase, several different models in various conditions will be on display to suit the discerning pianist, at least one of them is encased in a cabinet which is a beautiful work of art in itself.

Following the successful December auction and the growing interest, not only in Steinway pianos, but in all European pianos from our friends in China, we anticipate another increase in the piano export to China this year, the sought after pianos include Bechstein, Broadwood and Erard pianos, antique pianos and more recent models too. Piano Auctions London always have a good range of these piano makes and do generate a good deal of interest from Chinese Piano buyers along with piano buyers from the UK and Europe competing for the top markes. Whether it’s an inlaid Steinway Grand Piano, antique Broadwood piano or a reconditioned Yamaha Upright piano you buy, G&R will take care of it regardless of the make and value, please visit us at our desk at the Piano Auctions London on  April 11th for more information and a quote to move or ship your piano, some post-Easter chocolate ( if the diet permits) and the chance to get a limited edition G&R Music Bag with some more goodies inside for our valued customers.

We look forward to seeing you there, if you can’t make it and still want to buy please visit the website for details on how to buy at the Piano Auctions London www.pianoauctions.co.uk  without having to attend. If you contact us G&R Removals in advance or on the day of your purchase at the auctions, we will offer favorable rates and free storage in the event that you can’t pay on the day contact us at info@gandrremovals.co.uk

Please note – the offer of free storage is limited to 3 weeks from the day of the sale.
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Steinways! Steinways! Steinways! DECEMBER 2013

With a new upright piano costing in excess of £20,000, and a grand more than £40,000, it seems remarkable that you can still buy one in our auction for £1,000 and £4,000 respectively – albeit it they may be 100 years or so older – they’re still Steinways.