Steinway & Sons – Crown Jewels

Steinway & Sons – Crown Jewels

Each handmade Steinway is one of a kind. Now you can choose one that is even rarer.

Since 1853, Steinway pianos have set an uncompromising standard for sound, touch, and investment value. Even in today’s impatient world, hand crafting each Steinway requires up to one full year. Not surprisingly, Steinway remains the choice of 9 out of 10 concert artists. A Steinway is an instrument of rare quality indeed. And now, you have the opportunity to own a Steinway that is also a true decorative masterpiece.

Presenting The Crown Jewel Collection: Steinway pianos encased in your choice of magnificent woods, prized for their exquisite color and grain, and gathered from around the world. Steinway & Sons craftsmen meticulously match the grain from one end of the piano to the other, even across the beveled edge of the lid.

Each Steinway Crown Jewel is an original handmade work of art, unique in all the world. Individually distinguished with a special limited edition medallion marking its rarity. A Steinway that makes itself heard even before you touch the keys.


Kewazinga Bubinga

A very large West African timber, with many of the characteristics of rosewood. Distinguished by its red color streaked with dark purple, and its conspicuous pores, Kewazinga Bubinga is highly valued for architectural and design woodwork, and fine cabinetry. Your exclusive Steinway & Sons Dealer will be pleased to give you a complete presentation of all the magnificent wood veneers included in the Steinway Crown Jewel Collection.


East Indian Rosewood

Used in the most prized furniture, East Indian Rosewood is a decorative and distinctive wood. Dark purple to ebony in color, it is often streaked with red or yellow. The pattern features small to medium pores in wavy lines, with occasional crotches and swirls. Found only in southern India and Sri Lanka. Your exclusive Steinway & Sons Dealer will be pleased to give you a complete presentation of all the magnificent wood veneers used in the Steinway Crown Jewel Collection.


Macassar Ebony

Also known as French Rosewood, Macassar Ebony is endemic to the island of Sulawesi in the East Indies. An extremely valued wood, it is often used for inlays and other ornamental work. The color ranges from dark brown to black, with many of the logs streaked with yellowish brown or gray. Grain markings are fine and very indistinct. Your exclusive Steinway & Sons Dealer will be pleased to give you a complete presentation of all the magnificent wood veneers included in the Steinway Crown Jewel Collection.


Santos Rosewood

Found in Belize, this valuable wood has characteristic large pores that are exceedingly irregular both in size and position. The various shades of dark brown range from chocolate to violet, with conspicuous black streaks. Your exclusive Steinway & Sons Dealer will be pleased to give you a complete presentation of all the magnificent wood veneers included in the Steinway Crown Jewel Collection.


Figured Sapele

This beautiful dark red-brown wood is distinguished by its stripe and “bee’s wing” pattern. The grain varies considerably, with highly lustrous light stripes. Figured Sapele is found in Nigeria and the African Ivory Coast, and is highly prized as a decorative veneer. Your exclusive Steinway & Sons Dealer will be pleased to give you a complete presentation of all the magnificent wood veneers included in the Steinway Crown Jewel Collection.


Mahogany

Mahogany varies from golden to deep red-brown in color. May contain attractive figures such as fiddleback, stripe and mottle. Grown in Central and South America.


African Pommele

Dark reddish brown or purplish brown, featuring lustrous, wavy, roe-like figures. Native to highland forests of south-central Africa.


Walnut

Walnut famous for its wavy, curly, and mottled figures. Colors range from chocolate brown to golden brown. Slightly open grain pattern. native to the Ohio Valley.


Dark Cherry

Dark red and straight grained, with a satiny finish. Occasionally figured with distinctive markings. The best timber grows in the western Appalachian region of the U.S.

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