Estonia Pianos Vs Steinway & Sons
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Probably a lot of you have, and on the other hand many others haven’t heard of the new kid on the block - The Estonia Piano.
Andy Quinn Playing an Estonia
According to the Columbus Dispatch, last year the Estonia Piano Factory in Tallinn exported 300 pianos both grands and baby grands, most of them to the united states.
In quality and reputation, Estonia pianos are giving Steinway & Sons a serious challenge. And many discerning musicians say that owning an Estonia piano — almost completely made by hand — is akin to owning a Stradivarius, the iconic violin famous for the high quality of its sound.
“It doesn’t get any better,” said Paul Graves, chief executive officer of Graves Piano & Organ Co.
Chris Foley Points out that it would be interesting and important to know how these piano age. Sounding wonderful in a show room is one thing - sounding great after a few years is quite a different matter.