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A Guide to the Appreciation in Value of a Steinway Piano Over Time.  

Steinway a brand to appreciate: How the retail value of a Steinway piano increases over time.
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Globally, the Steinway piano is the preferred choice for nine out of ten concert pianists. Why? Steinway's mission statement is convincing:
"Steinway pianos have been built to a standard, not to a price"
Unlike other piano manufacturers who rely on automated production to speed up output and cut costs, each Steinway instrument is lovingly hand crafted by master craftsmen and can take up to a year to build. This commitment to excellence also means that only 5000 Steinway pianos are made per year. Steinway Pianos was established in 1853 and is founded on the European tradition of pianomaking. Quality control is underpinned through the master and apprentice tradition spanning generations. Each piano made today embodies over 100 patented and improved features ensuring that the Steinway you buy today is at the pinnacle of piano research and technology.
Today the Steinway brand is synonymous for Quality, Tradition and Desirability.
Why invest in a Steinway piano?
Making the right investment decisions is always a gamble. Currently as banks are in crisis, an increased number of people are investing their money into luxury products rather than stocks or shares. Common product investments include property, jewellery, classic cars or antique furniture. Why not consider a Steinway piano.
Forbes has published various data relating to the appreciation in value of a Steinway piano over time.
In a Forbes article "The Cost Of Living Extremely Well Index" dated 12.10.01, the price and appreciation of a variety of luxury goods was compared.
Product 1976 Price 2000 Price 2001 Price % Change 2000 to 2001 % Change Adjustment for Inflation (1976 to 2001) % Annual Change Adjustment for Inflation (1976 to 2001)*
Steinway Model D Concert Grand Piano 13,500 83,100 86,100 3.6 106.2 2.9
Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph 38,000 219,900 229,990 4.6 95.7 2.7
James Purdey & Sons Shotguns 20,000 105,487 114,686** 8.7 85.4 2.5
Dom Perignon, case, from Sherry-Lehmann 300 1,500 1,500 0.0 61.7 1.9
Gucci Loafers 89 335 350 4.5 27.2 1.0
In another article "The Cost Of Being Rich" dated 10.11.04, Forbes stated "While the overall Consumer Price Index climbed 3% over the last 12 months, Forbes' index of 41 luxury goods climbed an average 4.2%". This is reflected in the price of a Steinway Model D Concert Grand Piano which in 2004 was $96,100 had made a 4% increase from 2003.
In the article "The Price of Living Well" dated 09.20.07 Forbes stated "Over the past year the cost of our basket of luxury goods climbed 6%, more than double the rate of inflation". This is reflected in the price of a Steinway Model D Concert Grand Piano which was $107,100 in 2007 a 4% increase from 2006.
On the Steinway website, a graph is displayed showing the resale appreciation of Steinway grand pianos. It illustrates how the retail value of a Steinway bought in past decades has doubled, quadrupled and is even over ten times the value that was originally paid for the piano.
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If you are interested in purchasing a Steinway piano, why not contact us for more information. Besbrode Pianos Leeds is an appointed Steinway and Sons agent based in Yorkshire. We occupy four floors of a large Victorian mill and have over 250 pianos on display ready to play and compare at any one time. As Steinway agents, we stock brand new Steinway pianos with the full range of Steinway piano models available to order.
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