Steinway launches limited edition ‘Sunburst’ pianos to honor rock legends

Steinway sunburst piano

Steinway & Sons launches new, limited edition ‘Sunburst’ piano collection, pays tribute to rock legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton.

Sunburst finish is very popular with guitars, but for piano, this is probably the first time that a piano has been made available in Sunburst.

Sunburst is what has adorned the guitars of the greatest names in rock such as Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton.

And to pay tribute to these rock legends, Steinway & Sons felt there was only one place for them to launch the Sunburst: the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London.



The Sunburst piano has darker colours at the periphery that gradually become lighter to meet in a brightly coloured centre that exposes the original wood grain of the instrument. The pattern appears on the inside of the lid and keyboard cover – so you will need to open the piano to see its rock star avatar.

“Steinway Sunburst pays tribute to the many rock legends who have inspired generations from past to present, to the future. With Sunburst, we’re reaching out to music enthusiasts who enjoy both the perfect sound of a Steinway & Sons grand piano as well as a quirky and legendary design,” said Guido Zimmerman, vice president and managing director of Steinway & Sons Europe.

Steinway & Sons Sunburst piano collection celebrates the year 1969: when Woodstock took place, when the Beatles released their legendary album Abbey Road, and the year that Led Zeppelin first made their appearance on the music scene. As a result, Steinway will manufacture only 69 such pianos to be distributed worldwide.

The piano comes with a price tag of £108,000.

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