By Larry Fine
Providing checklist costs for many piano manufacturers and versions, in addition to recommendation on tips on how to estimate genuine highway costs, this annual complement to the bestselling The Piano publication bargains sincere and independent fee details. For these available in the market for a brand new piano, this complement pays for itself repeatedly over by way of providing larger peace of brain and comfort whereas buying probably the most dear customer purchases they're going to make.
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Extra resources for 2003-2004 Annual Supplement to The Piano Book
Except for older Steinways and the occasional Mason & Hamlin, Steinway has little competition and fewer than one hundred dealers in the United States. Service requirements can be quite high, at least in part because of the higher standards often required to satisfy a fussier clientele. Historically, Steinway pianos have sold at or near full list price. ) This is still true in many places, but in recent years I have seen a little more discounting than in the past. Ten to fifteen percent is not unusual in some areas; as much as twenty percent would be rare.
The warranty has been changed to five years, parts and labor. Although not rated in The Piano Book, Wilh. Steinberg pianos, both grand and vertical, are well made and would probably be rated in Group 2. Correction: The Piano Book says that the Wilh. Steinberg grand is identical to the Steingraeber grand. Although the Steinberg grand evolved from the Steingraeber, unlike the Steingraeber, the Steinberg has a duplex scale, as well as a different method of rim construction and a different bridge design.
226E 5' 8" French Provincial Polished Cherry 43,190. 227E 5' 8" Louis XVI Mahogany 41,760. L1 6' 3" Ebony 38,260. L1 6' 3" Polished Ebony 39,700. L1 6' 3" Mahogany 39,830. L1 6' 3" Polished Mahogany 42,230. L1 6' 3" Walnut 41,040. L1 6’ 3” Polished Walnut 43,510. L1 6' 3" Polished Cherry 42,390. SF10E 7' Ebony 53,800. SF10E 7' Polished Ebony 55,550. SF10E 7' Mahogany 55,550. SD10 9' Ebony 86,030. SD10 9' Polished Ebony 86,070. ConcertMaster (approximate, including installation by factory or dealer) Verticals Playback only / with Perf.