Saturday, June 21, 2014

Steinway Factory, Astoria, Queens, New York, New York

Original bldg, 1872

The Steinway Factory gives annual tours every June.  It takes a year to assemble each piano.  Annual production is about 1100 units with an additional 700 units from the Hamburg factory in Germany.  Average price in US is $75,000 and twice in Germany for annual revenues of nearly $190 million.
Steinway was recently acquired for $500 million.

Soundboard Assembly from Sitka Spruce

Rim Assembly

Gold Leaf for Sultan of Oman

Aging Wood

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