The most important component of shopping for a restored Steinway grand piano is the quality of the instrument. The use of the best parts, and the best technicians is essential. There are several piano restoration shops that are capable of this in the New York area. Then you must consider the musicality of the instrument.
A piano can be perfectly put together; the action evenly regulated using Hamburg Steinway Parts, and still not be musically appealing. To allow the pianist to be creative the piano must have a range of dynamics and colors which the fine pianist can access effortlessly. This takes time, knowledge of music, knowledge of pianistic technique, and cooperation over years with concert artists who can define what they want from a piano. This is what separates a good Steinway restoration from a concert quality restoration. This is what we strive for at Craftsman Piano Co. There are very few other companies that have the knowledge and desire to restore pianos at this level.
For the purpose of this article I have made a chart that compares the prices of new Steinway Pianos, with the prices of the restored Steinways of our two finest competitors, with the prices of the restored pianos at Craftsman Piano Co.
I invite you to come to our new location at 453 White Plains Rd, Eastchester, NY 10709 and sample our pianos. I also invite you to our concert series. Friday night jazz, and Saturday night classical which are produced in conjunction with Crestwood Music Education Center.
Download the chart here.