The world most expensive piano of music is filled with various musical instruments; mankind has invented music for the peace of his soul, music is a language of soul that connects each one of us. If we look back into history, various musical instruments have been used in almost all of the civilization for various purposes. Most common musical instruments are guitar, keyboard, piano, bass, drums, sitar and many others. Piano is a very famous musical instrument and is readily played in all parts of the world. Have you ever wondered about which piano would be the most expensive one in the world? How does it looks like and what makes it so expensive? Well, you don’t need to wonder anymore.
The world’s most expensive piano belonged to the famous singer John Lennon who was also a part of all-time favorite and famous rock band The Beatles. This most expensive piano was lately auctioned and was sold to the pop British singer George Michael back in 2000. You may think of Bosendorfer, Steinway& Sons or Bechstein when thinking about the most expensive pianos. Well, the one which was owned by John Lennon was a Steinway & Sons Model Z piano that is basically an upright piano made of walnut. Moreover, the piano has a history associated to it. One can still see various spots of cigarette burns that are of John Lennon. Well, who won’t like to own such a piano at any price offered? Obviously John Lennon fans would pay any price. George Michael bought this piano at a stunning price of $2.1 million.
Second most expensive piano in the world is The Kuhn Bösendorfer Piano. This piano is most like a piece of art. This most expensive piano has been made by the collaboration of John Kuhn, a very famous sculptor and L. BösendorferKlavierfabrikGmbHo of Austria. This piano has 7’4’’ dimension. The seat or bench of the most expensive piano is decorated and adorned with hand cut one hundred thousand glasses which look like jewels because of their high class polish. These glasses give a delicate and royal look as they are arranged in diamond like pattern. Another interesting thing about this piano is that it has a gold leaf that is embedded within the fallboard logo made of crystal. On this gold leaf, the name of the owner or buyer of the piano is supposed to be written. Currently, the price tag of this piano is whooping $1.2 million.
Another one of the most expensive pianos in the world is Alma-Tadema Steinway. Looking at this piano and you will be mind blown. It is not merely a most expensive piano, but a historical work of art. It is one of the most decorated and beautifully adorned pianos of all-time. The immense decoration and artwork done on the outer body of the piano was designed by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema after which the most expensive piano’s name is derived. This piano was designed back in 1887. Steinway and sons recreated this design almost a century after in 1980s. The minstrels were topped with brass lyre, inlaid pieces of precious mother of pearl and beautiful carvings. The piano’s beauty is enhanced by hand carved casing, lid and leg of the piano. Lately, this piano was sold at an amazing price of $1.2 million dollars even though the original piano has the price tag of $54,538.
Other than that, there are various very expensive pianos like Marilyn Monroe’s white piano, Fazioli Brunei and many more. Marilyn Monroe’s most expensive piano was sold to Mariah Carey at an amazingly high price of $662,500 dollars. Definitely the high price is because of history and legacy attached to it as it was one of the fondly spoken items in Marilyn Monroe’s autobiography.