Top-of-the-line Piano Brands


Isaiah Walker, Cub Reporter

The total number of possible chords on an 88-key piano are:309,485,009,821,345,068,724,781,056. Amazing, right?

I interviewed Corey Fivecoat about which piano band he enjoys the most between Bösendorfer Imperial Grand and Steinway & Sons.

Besides being an amazing secretary our Fivecoat is a classical pianist; he has been playing at the choir concerts for some time now. Fivecoat had quite a lot to say about the Bösendorfer when giving his opinion on the matter.

“The Bösendorfer is hard to ‘drive’ and carry it’s tone almost like driving a Bentley. Instead of 88 keys it has 97,” said Fivecoat.

The Bösendorfer is handcrafted in Austria, and is one of the best piano brands in the piano community. Unfortunately, its price is quite high, starting from $35,000 to $250,000 and anywhere in between.

Next bringing up Steinway & Sons, Fivecoat made it clear that this was his most favorable brand. He talked to about its “pure tone” but he doesn’t like how pricey it is: $78,000 to $81,000. The pianos are very well crafted and produces a voice quality.

“The best piece that highlights a Steinway’s beauty would be Moonlight Sonata 1st movement, the low notes are very emotionally moving,” said Fivecoat.