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STEINWAY EXOTIC WOOD pianos blend classic furniture styles with exotic veneers to create a unique work of art. Individually manufactured from the most exquisite natural woods sourced from around the world, the STEINWAY CROWN JEWEL COLLECTION presents breathtaking designs and superior sound quality.

Presented to the piano world in 2000 Steinway & Son’s exclusive Crown Jewel collection launched a new range of upright and grand pianos. Their breathtaking colour is born from being made from the most exquisite natural woods the world has to offer.

These are more than musical instruments, they are works of art. CROWN JEWEL pianos are encased in your choice of magnificent woods, prized for their exquisite colour and grain, and gathered from around the world. Individually distinguished with a special LIMITED EDITION medallion indicating its uniqueness, a CROWN JEWEL is a STEINWAY that truly makes itself heard even before you touch the keys.

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Mahogany Pommelle piano - Steinway & Sons

This high-quality mahogany, native to West and Central Africa, radiates a powerful luminosity and intense warmth through its unusual, rounded, reflective patterns.

Indian Apple piano - Steinway & Sons

This expressive wood from South America offers a fascinating range of shades. Dark stripes accent the base tone with its subtle reddish gleam, making the instrument an extraordinary feast for the eyes.

Macassar Ebony - Steinway & Sons

This very rare precious wood from Sulawesi has a fascinating texture with a deep black colour and a reddish-brown that pulses with breathtaking power.

Amber Wood piano - Steinway & Sons

This precious wood, native to the south-eastern United States, is like a jewel of nature – an extraordinary gift to humankind. Its rare colouring highlights a strong grain, ranging in texture from striped to slightly speckled.

East Indian Rosewood - Steinway & Sons

Originating from South Asia, the East Indies, and Sri Lanka, this precious tobacco-coloured wood with thick veins stands out for its individual grain and a warm, deep lustre.

Bubinga piano - Steinway & Sons

This prized wood from West and Central Africa possesses a structure with real character. Its extraordinary, contrast-rich grain and its gentle luminosity enrich the piano with lightness and charm.

The CROWN JEWEL COLLECTION was unveiled in 2000. Each unique STEINWAY CROWN JEWEL piano is encased in breathtaking natural veneers. The grain, pattern and colour vary from instrument to instrument, making yours an exclusive Steinway piano. Every CROWN JEWEL piano is a rare masterpiece, perfectly handcrafted by masters of their art.

Your upright or grand CROWN JEWEL piano is embellished with a Limited Edition medallion, marking it for its individuality and prestige. STEINWAY & SONS craftspeople ensure a flawless finish, matching the grain with painstaking accuracy and assembling each element with unmatched precision. The CROWN JEWEL COLLECTION of exotic veneers includes Mahogany Pommete, Indian Apple, Amber Wood, Macassar Ebony, East Indian Rosewood and Bubinga models.

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What wood are Steinway & Sons pianos made from?

We believe the best materials create superior sound. We construct our exotic wood pianos using high-quality veneers including Mahogany Pommete, Indian Apple, Amber Wood, Macassar Ebony, East Indian Rosewood and Bubinga.

How long does it take to make a unique Steinway & Sons Exotic Wood piano?

Each Steinway piano takes close to a year to manufacture. There are many steps to crafting one of Steinway’s exquisite masterpieces, including curing the soundboards and actions for months.

How much does a Steinway & Sons Exotic Wood piano cost?

Steinway does not publish the prices of specialist and exclusive piano models online. Prices of Exotic Wood pianos vary by many factors, including model, finish and shipping.

Please contact us on +44 (0)20 7487 3391 or request a virtual appointment if you would like to receive a price quote for the Exotic Wood piano you are interested in.

Where can I buy a Steinway & Sons Exotic Wood piano?

The Crown Jewel Collection is available to be purchased directly from Steinway & Sons London. For more information, contact our sales team on +44 (0)20 7487 3391.