9. Steinway celebrated its 600,000th piano made three years ago
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Steinway & Sons has made a special, significant piano for each milestone so far. A specially designed 100,000th piano was gifted to the U.S. White House in 1903, and is now part of the permanent collection at the Smithsonian. The 300,000th piano was presented to President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938, and still currently resides in the East Room of the White House. The 600,000th piano, released in 2015 and designed by master artisan Frank Pollaro, was called the “Fibonacci” and was handcrafted using natural Macassar ebony. Who knows what the next 100,000 pianos will have in store!