This week, a posse of pianists on faculty at the New England Conservatory traveled from Boston to the Steinway & Sons piano factory in Queens, N.Y. Their mission was to try out and buy a new concert grand for Jordan Hall, the NEC’s world-class performance space.
.. and the money quote: "“They’re not like violins,” he says. “They don’t, for the most part, improve with age. They’re more like cars than violins." Yea? Tell that to the folks on craigslist who've put grandma's spinet up for sale :)