Collection: George Steck Pianos

George Steck pianos, established in 1857 by George Steck, have a storied history of innovation and quality craftsmanship. Originally from Cassel, Germany, Steck set up his piano manufacturing company in New York, where he quickly gained a reputation for producing finely crafted instruments. The company initially focused on square grand pianos before expanding to upright and grand pianos by the 1890s.

George Steck pianos were renowned for their rich, clear tone and exceptional build quality, often praised by famous composers and musicians of the time. Steck introduced several innovations, including the bell-metal plate, which enhanced the tonal quality of his pianos. The company's commitment to excellence earned it numerous awards, including the Gold Medal at the Vienna Exposition in 1873 and the Philadelphia Centennial in 1876.

In 1904, the company was acquired by the Aeolian Company, which continued to produce Steck pianos, including the popular Steck Pianola, a player piano model. The Steck brand remained in production under various ownerships, including Mason & Hamlin and later the Nanjing Moutrie Piano Company, until 2015.

Today, George Steck pianos are highly valued by collectors and musicians for their historical significance and superior sound quality. Restored Steck pianos can fetch significant value, reflecting their enduring legacy in the world of fine piano craftsmanship​.

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