We often use the term “trophy piano” to describe a piano that appears to have been purchased more as an object of beauty (living room candy) than as a hard-working practice piano. This seems to happen more with Steinway grand pianos than any other brand or type of piano, and understandably so. Steinway grand pianos have been widely regarded as one of the world’s finest pianos in the opinion of many musicians, but it is also one of the world’s most recognized brand names, inspiring images of wealth, success, and good taste, even among people who know little about pianos. However, even by “trophy piano” standards, this magnificent Steinway Model B is in startlingly fresh condition for a piano even half its age. Besides a new set of Steinway hammers, shanks, and flanges, which were installed before we acquired the piano, this piano is entirely original. We’ve been in the piano business for 38 years and even we were taken aback by what could only be described as the ridiculously good condition of this piano, both structurally and cosmetically (look at the picture slideshow above or CLICK HERE). Most importantly, it remains a magnificent musical instrument with many decades of useful life ahead of it. With its breathtaking dynamic range and rich tonal palette, the Model B has been the standard by which all other semi-concert grand pianos have been measured since 1884 when the model was first introduced. Watch the video demo above (we suggest using headphones) to sample the amazing voice of this piano. Consider that the MSRP for a new Steinway Model B (with the least expensive ebony finish seen here) is a head-spinning $114,300.00. Understand that this intimidating sum includes only a 5-year warranty. Meanwhile, all of our used pianos include a 10-year warranty on all parts and labor, PLUS a lifetime upgrade guarantee as well! So, even if you got a very generous discount from a new Steinway dealer, you would still be purchasing a piano over twice the price of this piano, but with only half the warranty coverage. You don’t have to be a genius to determine which is the better value.