Steinway & Sons was founded by master craftsmen, trained in the best European tradition. They built their pianos one at a time, applying skills that were handed down from master to apprentice, generation after generation. We still build our pianos that way. Each Steinway grand piano, for example, takes nearly a year to create. Nothing is hurried. Even the carefully selected woods employed in the rims, tops, soundboards, and actions cure for months in our yard, kilns and conditioning rooms, until they stabilize at a rigidly specified moisture content.
The Steinway New York Factory “Now and Then” – A look at how the process of handcrafting the world’s finest pianos has changed very little over the course of many decades.
The John Steinway Factory Tour – In this unique tour of Steinway's New York factory, narration from the late John Steinway, recorded decades ago, guides you through today's factory.