the finish

Through improvements in soundboard materials, design and craftsmanship, new Steinways boast improved sustain, warmer resonance, and a wider tonal color palette than previous generations of Steinways.

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todays steinway black rim

steinway diamondgloss™

hand-applied & computer-controlled polishing

3x thicker finish

durable high-sheen formula

Within the last five years, Steinway & Sons has developed a unique finish and utilized the best Italian furniture polishing equipment to create the new Steinway DiamondGloss™ finish. Our unique formula provides a depth of color and sheen unmatched in the world of fine furniture manufacturing. The custom hand-applied materials and computer-controlled polishing technology produce the flattest, most even and highest sheen finish.

Our computer-controlled polishing equipment precisely monitors the amount of material used, as well as the amount of pressure applied during the polishing process. The custom application of this high-quality finish is three times thicker than a satin lacquer finish — and is more durable and resistant to scratches and fading.

To call a genuine grand or upright of Steinway & Sons one’s own is an overwhelming feeling. Far more than just an exquisite instrument, it is an instrument of the highest expression and creativity. A Steinway intimately connects artist and listener, and invites its owner to join a tradition of musical perfection, making it an invaluable investment.

Make Steinway’s legacy of innovation part of your legacy.