The “Imagine” Series John Lennon
To commemorate the 70th birthday of a true creative genius—legendary musician and songwriter John Lennon—Steinway & Sons proudly introduced the Imagine Series Limited Edition piano in 2010.
STEINWAY COMMEMORATES A LEGEND
On October 9, 2010, John Lennon would have celebrated his 70th birthday. To commemorate this real legend and his achievements, THE IMAGINE SERIES LIMITED EDITION was launched by Steinway & Sons in that year. Like the songs of John Lennon, the Imagine Series is the perfect harmonization of music with creativity to achieve an end result that is much greater than the sum of its parts.
THE IMAGINE SERIES LIMITED EDITION
The Imagine Series Limited Edition WASs modeled after the white Steinway grand piano that John presented to Yoko Ono on her birthday in 1971. Each piano incorporates John's signature on the key cover, the first notes of his song “Imagine” on the iron plate and a medallion indicating its uniqueness.
Some of his unique drawings are further features of this Limited Edition. One of these is incorporated on the music desk of each piano. The customer could choose between one of seven different John Lennon original drawings: “Come Together”, the title of the opening track on the Beatles' historic album, "Abbey Road," which reflects John Lennon's desire to bring people together, “Grand Piano”, a drawing that captures the songwriting process — as musician and piano become one, or “Freda People” which exemplifies John Lennon's passion for using music for the benefit of mankind. “Self Portrait”, perhaps John Lennon's most famous drawing, was sold out more or less immediately. “Borrowed Time”, “Frog Pondering” “Power to the People have been further motives.
Only 25 pianos of each design have been produced so that the total number is limited to 175 grand and upright pianos worldwide.
YOU MAY SAY I’M A DREAMER …
“You may say I’m a dreamer” – a portion of the lyrics “Imagine” that changed the world grace the inside of the piano, in clear view when the lid is open, and a special medallion with the series name/number and Lennon’s signature in Asian style are further features of this extraordinary grand piano.
AN INSTRUMENT AS SPECIAL AS ITS PATRON
This special instrument has already attracted musicians, fans of John Lennon as well as art collectors – it is both a majestic musical instrument and a completely unique work of art. Please contact your authorized dealer or Steinway & Sons and ask whether some instruments of the special edition are still available.