William E. Steinway, second president of Steinway & Sons, took the company reins during America’s Centennial in 1876. The Steinway Centennial Piano, fastidiously reproduced as the William E. Steinway Limited Edition, made its debut in December of 1876 at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, where it received top honors.
In addition to being an innovative marketer, establishing the Steinway & Sons showroom at the entrance to one of America’s leading music and cultural centers, Steinway Hall,William was a true modern day Renaissance man. A great industrialist and visionary, he was responsible for building the company town Steinway Village in 1870, founded the Daimler Motor Company on Long Island, and was head of the Subway Commission which planned the New York City subway system.
The William E. Steinway Limited Edition piano recaptures a grand era with its exquisite period detail and uncompromising style. It is the result of highly skilled handcraftsmanship which was typical of the day, and ever enduring at Steinway & Sons.
This timeless instrument combines extraordinary beauty with incomparable sound and touch, and will become a beloved family treasure for generations to come.
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