So you’ve decided on the excellent and very popular Steinway brand of pianos. Good choice! Congratulations! Next, you’ve decided to buy a used or pre-owned Steinway. Even smarter! Especially if you haven’t got over $100,000 to spend.
In fact, that is the case with most people who want the best piano that they can get, but don’t have a bottomless pit of money. The Steinway is voted by concert pianists as the best piano you can get, and the first one was built back in 1836 – that’s 185 years ago. There are not many Steinway pianos for sale that date back that far, although you can still see the original in the Museum of Metropolitan Art in New York.
However, there are still Steinway pianos for sale that date from the early 20th century, and others that were made in the 1990’s or 2000’s and everywhere in between. But how do you actually find a used Steinway? Sure, you can look on Craigslist or eBay but if you are just a private pianist – or even a professional pianist – do you know enough to really KNOW what you are looking at? If it’s offered at $30,000 or $50,000, what’s the difference (apart from $20,000)? Is the $50,000 Steinway a better deal than the $30,000 one? How can you tell?
A Specialist In Steinway Pianos For Sale
This is why you need to come to Maestro Bruno in Bowie, Texas, who is a specialist in Steinway pianos for sale. He always has around 25 of them in his showroom and he has been buying and selling them for 45 years – that’s since 1976 – so you could say that he is pretty knowledgeable about Steinway pianos. In fact, taking it a stage further, there is probably nobody on the planet who knows more about Steinway pianos than the manufacturers themselves. But then, they don’t deal in PPO (premium pre-owned) Steinways themselves. They only produce and sell brand new ones. Sure, if you’ve got $100,000 – $200,000 burning a hole in your pocket, then that might be the way to go.
Assuming that you haven’t, then your best bet is to talk to Maestro Bruno. A talented pianist himself, he has purchased seven Steinways over the years for his personal use and he understands them inside out.
You really only have to take a look at a couple of the videos on his website to see him showing you all of the differences between the pianos he has for sale and you will immediately realize that he knows his stuff. When you buy from Maestro Bruno, you will be confident that you are getting nothing short of the best value for money.