The piano is a musical instrument that has been played using a keyboard and is considered one of the most familiar musical gadgets in the world. The musical instrument has wide history and can be found since the 17th century in the form of the clavichord and the harpsichord which are well known at that time.
Often Piano is not so expensive and can be bought for a few thousand but when it comes to the most expensive pianos in the world, several piano manufacturers come to mind those are making highly-priced pianos.
If you are thinking that expensive pianos have more versatilities and features but you should be stunned to know that there is nothing like that, though, these expensive piano have costly because of the material and stuff used to make them and the artwork for the final look.
Top 10 Most Expensive Pianos in the World 2023
Here are the top 10 pianos that are the most expensive in the world in 2023.
10: The Casablanca Piano, Richardson’s Inc. ($602,500)
The painted upright Casablanca piano that adorned Rick’s Cafe in the classic movie Casablanca is one of the most famous and expensive pianos in the world. The Paris flashback of the movie featured the piano when Ingrid Bergman delivered one of Hollywood’s unforgettable lines Play it, Sam. Play as Time Goes By and was sold for $602,500 in December 2012 at Sotheby’s.
The faded yellow-green piano has nothing but gigantic sentimental value for Casablanca fans all around the world.
9: The Crystal Piano, Goldfinch Pianos ($627, 000)
The Crystal Piano by Goldfinch Pianos is a truly astounding piano that has been considered a fine combination of artistic talent, and thorough consideration to feature the design creativity by the master craftsman of the corporation. The stylish Steinway piano is adorned with half a million Swarovski crystals, by collaborative work with well-known British contemporary artist, Lauren Baker.
The classic and lavish piano has completed its exceptional look in nearly six months when Each crystal has been affectionately applied with a hand costing $627, 000 making high-net-worth piano in the world.
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8: Marilyn Monroe’s Baby Grand Piano ($662,500)
Baby Grand Piano is another historical piano in the world which has been sold for the highest price of $662,500 in the world becoming one of the most expensive ones. The white lacquered piano has square tapering legs and feet with caster along with a matching bench from an unknown manufacturer.
The piano was originally belonged to Marilyn Monroe’s mother, Gladys but sold as part of Marilyn Monroe’s estate, she was an American actress, model, singer, and major sex symbol in 1950-1960, who has a deep sentimental attachment to her mother’s piano.
7: The Baby, Goldfinch Pianos ($720,000)
Goldfinch Pianos another unique and elegant piano The Baby is a spectacular collaboration between Goldfinch and Based Upon, a London-based artist studio famous for its exclusive and pioneering up-to-date British art worldwide. The Baby is one of the elite timeless beauties of the Twist which is the result of a continuous nine years of design evolution.
One of the most expensive pianos in the world with a tag price of $720,000 limited edition of a handful of luxury piano’s fluid curves depict mysterious waves and patterns while the tri-oval top elevates and exclusive hand-finished metals and tactile resins reflect making it a generous collection.
6: Kuhn Bösendorfer Grand Piano ($1.2 Million)
The grand collaboration of VIenna’s L. Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik GmbH and Jon Kuhn came to an end with the world’s foremost cold glass sculptor named Kuhn Bösendorfer Grand Piano. The exceptional piece of art Kuhn-Bösendorfer took more than a year to complete it is based on a Bösendorfer Model 225, having four extra keys in the bass and a five-corner cabinet to sustain and dynamic range of instruments.
The artist Jon Kuhn said that the creation of Kuhn-Bösendorfer challenged every participant due to the use of nearly half-million cut lead crystal bits and its 200 jewels which cost $1.2 Million became one of the most expensive pianos in the world.
5: Galaxy Piano ($1.36 Million)
Galaxy Piano is another one-of-a-kind and most expensive collection of pianos that cost nearly $1.36 Million making it a highly-priced musical instrument worldwide. The exclusive piano features gold-plated embedded figurines, a 24K gold-plated fiberglass body, and curved keys specially designed for the most discerning of clients most of the parts were been imported from Germany.
UAE-based company Galaxy Piano has considered among the rare corporation involved in making such products for the elite customers of their special requests.
4: Sound of Harmony Concert Grand, Steinway & Sons ($1.63 Million)
Steinway Art Case Piano Sound of Harmony is one of the most stunning and intricate grand pianos ever made in Steinway’s long history. The piano company is most famous and renowned for making high-quality pianos and influential inventions and creations in this product line.
Sound of Harmony is truly a masterpiece that has been praised for its acoustic quality, amazing craftsmanship, and special design for which it is also among the most expensive pianos all around the world.
3: Red Pops for (RED) Parlor Grand, Steinway & Sons ($1.925 Million)
Steinway & Sons manufactured vibrant red accents character into this ebony grand piano offering a great sense of revolution from classic to contemporary.
The rainbow spectrum of the grand piano and color balance between white and red along with the silver plate and nickel hardware and unique decal on the soundboard can be seen in the fantastic collaboration of Steinway & Sons and some of the top designers. Red Pops is among the most expensive piano which has been auctioned for a price of $1.925 Million.
2: John Lennon’s Steinway & Sons Model Z ($2.37 Million)
The Model Z piano was a collaboration of Steinway and the Sons and John Lennon, an upright piano that has been made from ordinary walnut. The piano was sold to British Superstar George Michael for an astronomical price of USD 2.1 million making it one of the most expensive pianos in the world.
The creative work was highly praised because it has a very fine woody look that features a decent appearance in the room and its presence adds stylishness to all of the other things present around the piano.
1: Crystal Piano, Heintzman ($3.22 Million)
Heintzman Crystal Piano is one of the most expensive pianos in the world which has been auctioned for $3.22 Million by a private bidder. The crystal body piano was built and designed by Canadian Piano manufacturer Heintzman Pianos in Beijing who exclusively built it for public performances to meet the stringent demands of a large-scale concert.
The unique product was first used by Chinese Pianist Lang Lang in front of billion of people during the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. piano was designed