THE WORLD’S FINEST VENEERS FOR THE WORLD’S FINEST INSTRUMENT
The STEINWAY CROWN JEWEL COLLECTION is an exclusive series of spectacular STEINWAYS that feature particularly fine veneers. High-quality Mahogany, Walnut, Kewazinga Bubinga, East Indian Rosewood, Macassar Ebony, and other veneers are available.
The Beauty of Nature
For the Steinway Crown Jewels, our expert have acquired some of the most beautiful, impressive and valuable woods found on earth. In the selection process, factors like the wood’s expression, grain and colouration were as important as adherence to international sustainability regulations. The range of woods available for grand pianos includes Macassar Ebony, East Indian Rosewood, Bubinga and Amber Wood – each offering widely differentiating textures and colours for very individual looks. Mahogany Pommele and Indian Apple are also available to embellish the upright pianos with their unique power of expression.
The art is in the details
Paper-thin, extremely delicate veneer needs to be precisely pieced together. Experienced Steinway specialities are passionate about meeting this challenge, bringing to life breathtakingly beautiful instruments with a great love of detail and rare aesthetic skill. They pay special pieces of wood match up exactly, resulting in an almost perfectly symmetrical veneer landscape.
The Diamond – a symbol of power and exclusively
From the very beginning of its creation, every Steinway piano is handled with the respect a masterpiece deserves. The challenge lies in realising the full potential of every individual instrument – the full potential of a Steinway. It’s the same with the precious veneers of the Steinway Crown Jewels. The high level of quality is underlined by a further, unmistakable feature; every key cover is set with a flawless certified diamond, expressing once again that Steinway Crown Jewel is something very special.
East Indian Rosewood:
Originating from South Asia, the East Indies, and Sri Lanka, this precious tobacco-colored wood with thick veins stands out for its individual grain and a warm, deep lustre.
Height: 132 cm
Width: 152.5 cm
Depth: 68 cm
Weight: 295 kg
Balanced touch, a broad sound spectrum and rich volume combine to deliver uncompromising musical enjoyment.