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Steinway M 5'7" Satin Ebony 1959 Just Refinished/Refurbished $15,500

Steinway M 5’7″ Satin Ebony 1959 Just Refinished/Refurbished $15,500

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Elegant Steinway M 5’7″ 1959, just received a brand new “French Polish” Satin Ebony Finish, action just regulated, hammers voiced, one previous owner, lightly played, low mileage. 35 more words

Steinway M 5'7" Satin Ebony 1936 Just Refinished/Partial Rebuild $15,500.

Steinway M 5’7″ Satin Ebony 1936 Just Refinished/Partial Rebuild $15,500.

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Beautiful Steinway M 5’7″, new “French Polish” Satin Ebony Finish, brand new pins, strings, plate repainted, newer Steinway hammers, shanks and flanges, action just regulated, all brass hardware buffed and polished. 38 more words

Steinway just released an iPad-controlled piano

Steinway was so adamant about getting the technology right that in 2014 it bought Live Performance, a company founded by music engineer Wayne Stahnke. Lauded as the creator of the first mass market computer-controlled player piano able to simulate the nuances of a human performer (the Bosendorfer 290 SE), the former NASA engineer opened Live Performance in 1992 to commercialize his four decade’s worth of experimentations in “high resolution” electronic reproducing pianos. 79 more words

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What if instead of selling pianos we were selling access rights?

Buying a grand piano poses a number of challenges:

  1. It is expensive.
  2. It is large and heavy and therefore difficult to deliver and install in the first place.
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Steinway just released an iPad-controlled piano

Makers of handmade pianos since 1853, Steinway & Sons is known as a stickler for tradition. But the rise of music streaming and the lucrative market for tech gadgets would make anyone rethink that strategy. 440 more words