Limited Edition

Presenting the Limited Edition Collection

Throughout the 167-year history of Steinway & Sons, there has been a tradition of honouring special occasions by inviting leading designers to create exceptional instruments. Over the years, these limited editions have delighted privileged owners. These precious instruments are unique masterpieces featuring the individual style of each designer.


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STEINWAY BLACK MASTERPIECE – AN EXAMPLE OF MASTER CRAFTSMANSHIP

In 2000, Steinway & Sons launched the Steinway Crown Jewels, a collection of breathtaking pianos and grand pianos. Made using the most exquisite woods the world has to offer, each is a unique masterpiece that enriches not only the sound, but also the appearance of the home it resides in.

To mark their 20th anniversary, we are presenting the BLACK MASTERPIECE – an edition limited to 20 instruments worldwide, each with a captivating black look that will appeal to those who admire clean design.

A COLLABORATION WITH WORLD-RENOWNED MUSICIAN AND MODERN-DAY RENAISSANCE MAN LENNY KRAVITZ

Having long admired Steinway & Sons, Lenny Kravitz teamed up with Steinway to design the Kravitz Grand Limited Edition of 10 Model B Steinways. For this personal passion project, Lenny and his Kravitz Design team dissected every aspect of the Steinway’s construction, looking at the case, action and even the screws to create a completely new look unlike anything Steinway has ever produced.

Like the songs of John Lennon, the IMAGINE SERIES is the perfect harmonisation of music with creativity to achieve an end result that is much greater. The Limited Edition series is modelled after the white Steinway grand piano that John presented to Yoko Ono on her birthday in 1971. Each piano incorporates John’s signature, music, and a medallion to indicate its uniqueness. The music desk of each piano incorporates one of seven different John Lennon original drawings. Come Together, the title of the opening track on the Beatles’ historic album, Abbey Road, reflects John Lennon’s desire to bring people together. ‘Grand Piano’ is a drawing that captures the songwriting process — as musician and piano become one. ‘Freda People’ exemplifies John Lennon’s passion for using music for the benefit of mankind. ‘Self Portrait’ is perhaps John Lennon’s most famous drawing — despite the simplicity, it’s unmistakably John. ‘Borrowed Time’ includes a sketch of an upright piano, similar to the legendary Steinway on which Lennon composed Imagine. ‘Frog Pondering’ perfectly demonstrates a blend of the creative and playful sides of Lennon. In ‘Power to the People’, we see a combination of Lennon’s love for freedom, as well as of New York, with his rendition of the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor. The soundboard of every Imagine piano is graced by a full-colour decal, also based on a drawing from John Lennon. A portion of the proceeds from every Imagine piano sold by Steinway & Sons will be donated to The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus.

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