The Model L made its entrance to Steinway’s offering of pianos in 1923 with a redesigned case, cast-iron plate, and scale as compared to the Model O. Like its predecessor in size, the Living Room grand gained popularity not only for use in the home and smaller recital spaces, but also as a practice instrument in music conservatories and schools. Production of the Model L ceased in 2005 with the reintroduction of the Steinway Model O.
If properly maintained, a Steinway will last for many decades and provide musical enjoyment to multiple owners. Some older pianos can have wonderful musical and aesthetic character and be an excellent value for a discerning buyer. Make certain you deal only with an authorized Steinway dealer and insist on a guarantee that your instrument is comprised solely of Steinway parts.