I have been given the quintessential honor of being asked to hand pinstripe a new model Steinway piano for
Steinway & Sons
at the original factory in Astoria, New York.
The Steinway & Sons name has been synonymous with the finest pianos & standard of excellence since 1853. A high level of traditional craftsmanship, painstaking attention to detail, and premium grade materials used are attributes of every instrument hand crafted in New York and Hamburg.
Each Steinway grand piano, for example, takes nearly a year to create. Nothing is hurried.
Steinway is dedicated to the ideal of making the finest pianos in the world.
The result is instruments renowned for their unsurpassed quality. Pianos with such superior sound and responsive touch that they enchant the most demanding pianists. The result is, quite simply, the world's finest piano.
DETAIL Pinstriping, framing the Mother of Pearl inlays
I was given a test on a refinished wood panel, with a design & instructions as to what was expected. A month later, I was given precise measurements as to what was perceived & then I actually pinstriped a new model piano at the factory. At first I was nervous & then elated when I was asked by the president of Steinway to add more pinstriping to the already finished project.
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Steinway & Sons newer front building
with original factory buildings -- circa late 1800s
Astoria, New York
The grand and upright pianos from Steinway & Sons adorn highest reputation around the globe among concert pianists and private musicians.
Popular Musicians today playing a Steinway;
Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Berry Gordy, Diana Krall, Steven Tyler, Harry Connick Jr. & Mitsuko Uchida
Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Skitch Henderson, Vladimir Horowitz, Cole Porter, Richard Rogers, Arthur Rubinstein, Arturo Toscanini, Roger Williams, & John Lennon, just to name a few.