Updated: May 19, 2022
For over 160 years, STEINWAY & SONS has been dedicated to making the finest pianos in the world. Their pioneering handcrafted methods are still employed today to ensure our uncompromising standards of quality, in turn ensuring that the STEINWAY remains the peerless instrument of uncompromising expression.
Steinway grand pianos, and the Steinway B ( the favourite of many technicians) cannot be ignored when discussing the best piano brands.
Steinway model S is very good for a small grand, but has the usual limitations of any small piano and so is recommended only where space considerations are paramount. Model M is a full six inches longer , but costs little more than the S. Its medium size makes the tone in certain areas slightly less than perfect, but it is an excellent home instrument.
Models A and O are larger than Model M . Both models are suitable for larger living rooms, and for many school and teaching situations. Model A is the legendary model for Steinway
Steinway model B is the favourite of many piano technicians. It is the best choice for the serious pianist, recording or teaching studio, or small recital hall. Steinway model D, the concert grand, is the flagship of the Steinway line and the piano of choice for the overwhelming majority of concert pianists. It is too large for most places other than the concert stage or big recording studio.
At sLs Japan and Noah Studio we use Model B, Model D and Sheraton Model