3. Besides just creating the one-of-a-kind pianos, Steinway also restores them
The only place you can get a Steinway piano authentically restored is at the Astoria Steinway Factory, as the company doesn’t sell its parts (except standard replacement parts) outside of the factory. They restore between 100 to 200 Steinway grands each year. The “Restoration Center” at the factory has done some amazing projects — from restoring a Civil War era piano that had been hidden away in a barn, to working with Paul McCartney himself to restore an 1877 piano at the Motown Museum in Detroit.