Used Steinway Upright
1978 Model 1098
Steinway & Sons has been building pianos in the USA since 1853. Today they are considered one of the top piano manufacturers in the world. This company has always been known for its durable build quality and sweet singing tone. In the late 1800’s there were over 100 medium sized piano builders in the North-Eastern United States, but Steinway & Sons, along with its primary competitor Mason & Hamlin, were always considered the best. Steinway has a factory in New York City, NY and Mason still builds just outside of Boston, MA. Ironically, these two venerable manufactures are the only piano companies still building pianos in the USA.
The Steinway 1098 upright piano has always been considered a great upright for home use. Used Steinway upright models are difficult to find in good working order since most people that purchase these pianos new tend to keep them. Also used Steinway upright pianos use the same high quality parts as new Steinway grands, except designed vertically. Solid maple frames and pinblocks, mapes bass strings, solid Sitka spurce soundboards and a high-performance action are just some features included on used Steinway upright pianos.