The name Steinway enjoys nothing less than legendary status around the world, even among people who know little about pianos. They have been the standard by which all other piano makers have been measured for over 150 years. After receiving our usual thorough reconditioning, we concluded that it would be criminal to rip out all of the original action parts and strings, as they show practically no wear and tear and have decades of solid performance ahead of it. We also would have priced this piano higher if the cosmetic perfection was closer to 100%, but the cabinet has a few minor flaws, nothing eye-catching or embarrassing, what a used book seller would call “light shelf wear”. However, if performance and a lower price is more important to you than a flawless finish, you should take a serious look at this piano. For those of you who haven’t been shopping for new Steinways lately, a new ebony Steinway M sells new today for a hair-raising $76,600K. Ask yourself if a new Steinway looks, sounds or plays an astonishing $55K better than this piano? You already know the answer, don’t you? Plus, new Steinway pianos carry only a 5-year warranty to the original owner, while every piano we sell carries a 10-year fully transferable warranty. You don’t have to be an economist to figure out which is the better deal.