A Steinway of uncommon character that plays like new, the Heirloom Collection was created to distinguish the finest vintage Steinways in the world — rebuilt and restored in the Steinway Restoration Center, and hand-painted to look and play like new.
Unlike vintage instruments you may find elsewhere, the restoration quality and authenticity of these magnificent Steinways are 100% certified by Steinway & Sons. Each Steinway Heirloom is a handcrafted work of art, expressing the unique design elements and personality of the historic era in which it was created.
When Your Desire For A Vintage Steinway Is 100% Genuine.
The art of properly rebuilding a piano has been described as the musical equivalent of restoring its soul. We take this responsibility very seriously. So, each Steinway selected for the Heirloom Collection is entrusted to the uncompromising Steinway standards and craftsmanship that originally created it.
Steinway craftsmen have meticulously rebuilt the instruments of renowned performing artists and foreign heads of state, as well as invaluable art case Steinways including the historic White House Steinway presented to Roosevelt in 1939.
Whether a Steinway Heirloom requires custom refinishing, or replacement of the action or soundboard, only 100% genuine Steinway parts are allowed. Other rebuilders, however, may use unapproved and lesser quality parts. If a Steinway does not have 100% genuine Steinway parts, it not only compromises the instrument’s performance, but significantly diminishes the its resale value.
When completed, each Steinway Heirloom proudly carries the same warranty as a new Steinway, and is distinguished by a medallion placed inside the lid and a signed Certificate of Restoration.
A Legendary Investment
Since 1853, Steinways have been handmade to last for generations, and they do. While other piano brands depreciate in value dramatically as years go by, Steinways have a unique and remarkable history of financial appreciation. In fact, a vintage Steinway grand can be expected to increase in value to many times its original purchase price. When you also consider that each Steinway Heirloom is restored and certified by Steinway & Sons, you can be confident that you are making a sound investment.
Yet, as compelling as the financial reasons may be for owning a Steinway, the musical rewards are even greater. A Steinway will fill your home, and your heart, with sound and enjoyment that no one can put a price on. As the proud owner of a Steinway Heirloom, you can be assured that you and your family will share the joy of playing one of the finest vintage Steinways in the world.