Steinway is said to have built some of the finest pianos in history, and this was one of their most elaborate models of the Victorian era.
Steinway was established in 1853, and they have built pianos consistently since then. This piano was built by Steinway in 1889 and is known as a "Model B". This piano is exceedingly rare because it is made of Quarter Sawn Oak wood! Grand pianos made of Oak are almost non-existent today because Oak was a cheaper domestic wood and most grand pianos were built of imported and exotic woods like Honduras Mahogany and Brazilian Rosewood. Grand pianos made of quarter sawn oak were almost always a special order, custom made instrument. Also note the beautiful floral patterned wood inlay on the key-cover and music desk. This instrument has been restored to like new condition, including a new action, new strings, pin block, pins, etc, and is like new in every way. This instrument will match any new $100,000 grand piano in touch and tone - it is a phenomenal instrument. A matching antique bench is included. Computerized player mechanisms can be installed if desired.