Steinway Model O vs. Model L: Which Piano is better?
Since 1853 the Steinway & Sons brand has been associated with high quality pianos. Steinway, along with Mason & Hamlin, have always been known as the best manufacturer of pianos in the United States. In the late 1800’s and early 1900’s both manufactures were focused on patenting new design features such as the duplex scale, full perimeter plate, crown retention system, and English-style action that later become used as standard on most fine pianos.
The Steinway Model O and L have been built for almost 100 years and are both 5’11” in length. There is currently an ongoing debate about which model has a better design. Steinway O features a slightly wider tail, where as the Steinway Model L features a slightly more even design. For most people it really boils down to personal preference and which experience they prefer.
The 1977 Steinway Model L that we have in stock is in excellent condition, has had only one owner, and includes a 5 year warranty. All-original parts and a ebony satin finish make this piano a rare find for the price. They Steinway model O or L sells new for about $65,000 and this is being offered at almost 50% less.