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This books tracks the 11-month construction of one Steinway Concert Grand, K0862, from the cutting of lumber in British Columbia to the final tuning and finishing. I found it fascinating to follow all the handwork and craftsmanship Steinway still uses in the various rooms of its old factory in New York. It takes approximately 12,000 parts and up to 450 people to assemble a concert grand.

The paperback version of the book is $11; a Steinway Concert Grand will set you back a bit more (~ $100,000 new, and $50,000 to $200,000 or more for a used model).

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One Response to A Good Read: Piano: The Making of a Steinway Concert Grand

  1. Piano Prices says:

    “It takes approximately 12,000 parts and up to 450 people to assemble a concert grand.” …..Now, that explains why one Steinway Concert Grand costs thousands of dollars. That explains why it’s perfect.

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