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Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 Sold Out 0.04%$35.32 - $41.29 $ 39.955%0
Mario Gabelli 2013-09-30 Sold Out $35.32 - $41.29 $ 39.955%0
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Business Description

Industry: Travel & Leisure » Leisure
Compare:SIX, PCLN, CCL, RCL, FUN » details
Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. is a Delaware corporation incorporated in 1993. The Company designs, manufactures and distributes musical instruments. The Family of Steinway-Designed Pianos is an offering pianos at three distinct price points to suit every buyer looking to purchase a quality piano. The family is comprised of its three brands: Steinway & Sons, Boston and Essex. The Company also offers Steinway & Sons upright pianos as well as two mid-priced lines of pianos under the Boston and Essex brand names. The Company offers two premium-priced product lines under the Steinway & Sons brand: grand pianos and upright pianos. The Company offers seven sizes of the grand piano ranging from the 5'1' baby grand to the largest 9' concert grand. The Company's upright pianos offer dealers a complete line of pianos to satisfy the needs of institutions and other customers who are constrained by space limitations. The Company also provides services such as repair, replacement part sales, tuning and regulation of pianos and restoration. Restoration services include repairs of minor damage to complete restorations of vintage pianos. The Family of Steinway-Designed Pianos increases the Company's business with its dealers, making it their primary supplier in many instances. The Company manufactures piccolos, flutes, clarinets, oboes, bassoons, trumpets, French horns, tubas, and trombones in its manufacturing facilities in Indiana and Ohio. The Company sells student level instruments in three distinct product groupings: 'good' entry-level imported instruments, 'better' mid-priced instruments, which are either imported or manufactured by it, and 'best' instruments, which are manufactured by the company. In addition, the Company also manufactures intermediate and professional level woodwind and brass instruments. The Company sells its woodwind and brass products under the names Bach, Selmer, Selmer Paris, C.G. Conn, Leblanc, King, Armstrong, Holton, Yanagisawa, Vito, Emerson, Avanti, Noblet, Artley and Benge. The Company manufactures sources and distributes acoustical and tuned percussion instruments, including outfit drums, marching drums, concert drums, marimbas, xylophones, vibraphones, orchestra bells and chimes. The Company manufactures percussion products in North Carolina and Illinois under the Ludwig and Musser names. The Company manufactures mouthpieces and distributes accessories such as music stands, batons, mallets, straps, mutes, reeds, pads, chin rests, strings, bows, cases and instrument care products. The Company sells piano's to individuals, both professional artists and amateur pianists. The Company's mid-priced pianos compete with brands such as Schimmel, Kawai, Yamaha, Young Chang and Pearl River.

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