The Grotrian Steinweg brand is world famous for reliable quality and exceptional craftsmanship. All pianos are hand-made and their production process is refined to perfection. Grotrian Steinweg is a brand with many years of tradition and a reputation for excellence. 

History – the love of music

Grotrian Steinweg workshop in Braunschweig

The beginnings of Grotrian Steinweg date back to 1835, when Heinrich Steinweg, began producing pianos in his factory in Germany. He passed his business to his son Theodor, who moved the business to Brunswick, where the Grotrian Steinweg company still operates today. Theodor, like his father, decided to emigrate to the United States where, after changing his name to Steinway, he gave birth to one of the most prestigious brands in the world – Steinway & Sons. In Germany, Fredrich Grotrian bought out Steinweg’s shares in 1856, and rapidly developed the company’s business, creating world-famous instruments.

To this day, pianos are still produced in Brunswick, and the resale of a part of the shares to Parsons Music Group has spread the sale of instruments also in Asia.

What distinguishes Grotrian Steinweg instruments?

Grotrian Steinweg instruments have an undeniably interesting tonal quality and an elegant, design that exudes the sophistication of the brand. The pianos have a distinctive expressive sound, which is the result of a combination of high notes, clear tones and strong bass. Their construction is also interesting. The soundboards are made of solid spruce, and each piece of wood is subject to selection for its contribution to the tone. Craftsmanship and precision are definitely noticeable in instruments from this brand. 

In 2017, Grotrian Steinweg launched the Wilhelm Grotrian brand. Wilhelm Grotrian pianos are extremely durable and designed entirely by Grotrian.

Grotrian Steinweg

Models of Grotrian Steinweg pianos

Pianos

ModelHighWidthLengthWeightPrice
Studio110 cm / 43″148 cm / 58″52 cm / 20″210 kg / 463 ibsCheck out Klaviano
Friedrich111 cm / 44″148 cm / 58″52 cm / 20″210 kg / 463 ibsCheck out Klaviano
Cristal112 cm / 44″148 cm / 58″53 cm / 21″210 kg / 463 ibsCheck out Klaviano
Contour114 cm / 45″148 cm / 58″53 cm / 21″215 kg / 474 ibsCheck out Klaviano
Canto115 cm / 45″148 cm / 58″54 cm / 21″220 kg / 485 ibsCheck out Klaviano
Carat118 cm / 46″148 cm / 58″54 cm / 21″220 kg / 485 ibsCheck out Klaviano
College122 cm / 48″148 cm / 58″57 cm / 22″235 kg / 518 ibsCheck out Klaviano
Classic124 cm / 49″148 cm / 58″57 cm / 22″255 kg / 562 ibsCheck out Klaviano
Concertino132 cm / 52″157 cm / 62″66 cm / 26″295 kg / 650 ibsCheck out Klaviano

Grand pianos

ModelHighWidthLengthWeightPrice
Chambre100 cm / 39″150 cm / 59″165 cm / 5’5″290 kg / 639 ibsCheck out Klaviano
Cabinet100 cm / 39″152 cm / 60″192 cm / 6’4″320 kg / 705 ibsCheck out Klaviano
Charis100 cm / 39″153 cm / 60″208 cm / 6’10”350 kg / 772 ibsCheck out Klaviano
Concert100 cm / 39″153 cm / 60″225 cm / 7’5″400 kg / 882 ibsCheck out Klaviano
Concert Royal100 cm / 39″156 cm / 61″277 cm / 9’1″550 kg / 1213 ibsCheck out Klaviano

Recommended models include:

It is worth buying Grotrian Steinweg brand pianos because of their sound qualities, reliability and longevity. Despite the high cost it is an investment for many years.

Wilhelm Steinweg model pianos

Pianos

ModelHighWidthLengthWeightPrice
WGS 116116 cm / 46″147 cm / 58″59 cm / 23″218 kg / 481 ibsCheck out Klaviano
WGS 120120 cm / 47″150 cm / 59″61 cm / 24″227 kg / 500 ibsCheck out Klaviano

Grand pianos

ModelHighWidthLengthWeightPrice
WGS 152101 cm / 40″148 cm / 58″152 cm / 5′310 kg / 683 ibsCheck out Klaviano
WGS 165101 cm / 40″149 cm / 59″165 cm / 5’5″325 kg / 716 ibsCheck out Klaviano

When was my Grotrian Steinweg manufactured?

To get the answer to this question, be sure to check the serial number of your instrument and then locate it in the date range below:

List of serial numbers of Grotrian pianos (click to open)

1864 – 410
1870 – 1137
1875 – 2666
1880 – 4175
1885 – 5710
1890 – 7228
1895 – 9251
1900 – 12131
1905 – 16958
1910 – 24171
1915 – 32100
1920 – 38076
1925 – 50250
1930 – 61235
1935 – 63100
1940 – 65499
1945 – 66700
1950 – 67900
1955 – 75500
1960 – 85682
1965 – 94787
1970 – 104665
1975 – 114268
1980 – 124707
1985 – 133780
1990 – 141600
1995 – 150280
2000 – 154571
2005 – 157376
20010 – 159816

How much do Grotrian Steinweg pianos cost? Is it worth buying them?

Prices of new pianos are approx. 45 000 € ($47600), while for a new, unused piano you should spend 9 000-30 000 € ($9500-$31800). These prices depend on the model of the instrument and the place of purchase. A good solution to minimize the expense is to buy used instruments. In case of a piano the cost can be around 6 000-50 000 € ($6400-$53000) and in case of a grand piano around 3 000-1 500 € ($3200-$1600). The price depends not only on the model, but also on the condition of the instrument.

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