7′ Model B Steinway Crown Jewel in Macassar Ebony #553946, manufactured 1999
The Steinway Crown Jewels are exclusive individually manufactured grand pianos featuring particularly fine veneers. Macassar Ebony is known for a dramatic striped appearance. Yellow to reddish brown body with darker brown or black stripes and sharply demarcated sapwood pale gold in color. Grain is usually straight, but can sometimes be interlocked with a fine uniform texture and good natural luster. Macassar is extremely expensive, along with most other Ebony members in the Diospyros genus. The tree grows slowly, has a very limited natural habitat, and is highly desired for the wood’s aesthetic appeal and toughness.
This Model B in Macassar is a work of art inside and out.
$98,000 / compare to new at $152,800