Since 1853, Steinway pianos have been the standard by which all other piano makers have been measured. This particular Steinway S was rebuilt in 2000 before we acquired it, including a new pinblock, tuning pins and strings, new Abel action parts from Germany, new plastic keytops, a new satin ebony finish for the cabinet and new gold paint and black lettering for the plate (the internal cast iron frame often colloquially called the “harp”). After arriving in our shop and receiving our usual reconditioning work, we determined that no additional new parts were needed to qualify this piano for our standard 10-year warranty on all parts and labor. For those of you who haven’t been shopping for new Steinways lately, a new ebony Steinway S sells new today for an astonishing $65,600. Plus, new Steinway pianos carry only a 5-year warranty to the original owner. Every piano we sell carries a 10-year fully transferable warranty PLUS a lifetime upgrade guarantee as well, a benefit not available with ANY new piano. You don’t have to be Einstein to figure out which is the smarter choice.