Piano is one of the most melodious instrument and this majestic instrument is not really inexpensive. Although with technological advancements, there are several pianos available in the form of upright, digital keyboards and other instruments that can be bought at a reasonable price. But there still exists some astonishingly priced pianos that showcase the life and style of rich and famous people around the world. Those expensive pianos that are much beyond some thousand dollars are compiled here and they have been marked as the most highly priced pianos from around the world.
What is different about these expensive pianos?
Many of you may be thinking that these expensive pianos would have versatile sound effects and enhanced features but you will be amazed to find that these pianos do not have anything for improved piano music. The only thing that makes these pianos most expensive is the use of expensive material and components that are used to build them up.
Most Expensive Pianos:
1. Heintzman’s Crystal Piano:
The piano that tops the list of most expensive pianos around the world is the Crystal Piano by Heintzman and it is worth $3.22 Million. This is surely a big price for a piano but it is masterpiece of future that is constructed completely from crystal and is designed exclusively for performances in majestic concert halls. This piano was first introduced at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in the year 2008. A billion of people from around the world were audience at this opening ceremony. This beautifully crafted Heintzman Piano was sold to some unknown bidder for the price quoted.
2. John Lennon’s Steinway & Sons Model Z:
This Model Z piano is an upright piano that is built from ordinary walnut and was a joint effort by Steinway and the Sons and John Lennon. This piano is given an extensively fine woody look that would relish the overall beauty of the room with its stylish presence. This piano was purchased by British Superstar George Michael for a price tag of $2.1 million. There is truly no gold or diamonds or any other wealth with this price tag but the piano is beautifully crafted and its 2.37 Million worth is with the priceless talentedly created cigarette burns that singer himself has marked on this piano.
3. Steinway & Sons Red Pops:
With all its rainbow spectrum and glory of a grand piano, another impressive piece is the Steinway & Sons red character Red Pops. It is the combination of classic and contemporary choice and has a white and red color balanced with silver plate and nickel hardware. With designers Sir Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson, U2’s frontman Bono made an effort for Global Fund Raising in 2013 to fight against AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis in Africa. The Auction was held in New York and as a result of this auction, $26 million were raised for this cause. The shining star of that fund raising event was the amazing beauty and crafting of Red Pops for Red Parlor grand piano that remained the most expensive item of the evening. It was bought by Stewart Rahr (a billionaire philanthropist) for $1.925 Million.
4. Steinway & Sons Sound of Harmony Concert Grand:
This externally vibrant and detailed piano that literally gives you an ink-wash image as a peacock is the Sound of Harmony Concert Grand piano. This piano was especially built for a wealthy Chinese art collector, Guo Qingxiang. It was build and customized by Steinway in 2007 with some unique piano features. It offers a beautiful, rich and deep acoustic sound with its specially designed soundboard that was constructed with the use of 40 different wood layers. It could be truly termed as a piano constructed with love and passion and its construction took many years that resulted in the charm that it offers. The logo of Steinway and the name of the piano were painted on this piano with rate crystallized gold to give this piano some additional charm.
5. UAE-based Company Galaxy Piano:
This piano is another unique piece in the list of most expensive pianos the world has ever seen. The cost of this piano is around $1.36 Million. It was constructed by a UAE based company that manufactured this piano with some rare parts imported from Germany. The body of this piano is gold-plated with fiberglass structure and it has curved keys that gives this piano an exclusive look for elite customers.
6. Kuhn Bosendorfer Grand Piano:
Crafted with astonishing 100,000 polished jewels, this 7 feet and 4 inches piano is a unique combination of acoustics and brilliance design of the famous glass sculptor, Jon Kuhn. This beautiful jet-black limited edition piano has 200 different geometric patterns on its body. Kuhn’s name is inscribed on the piano in gold leap byAustria-based L. Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik in true sense of tradition. Although an uplifted imperial version of this piano is already planned that would be proposed to build a sale of $3.5 Million. But this black jet managed to make a sale of $1.2 Million.
Now that you have had a look at the pianos that have cost of millions, it is true that these are only there for elite class that is termed as millions club. These pianos talk about the world of richness and they are marked as extraordinary pieces that shine as musical divas in the celebrated and distinguished masterpieces by craftsmen.
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