Stop the sale of Steinway to leveraged buyout firm Kohlberg & Co.
An LBO firm wants high returns fast. The only way that Kohlberg & Co. will get that from acquiring iconic American piano maker Steinway and its Selmer and Conn brands of musical instruments is by selling them off in whole or in parts to the musical instrument brand-hungry Chinese. For 160 years Steiway, built by hand in Waltham, Massachusetts, has remained one of the defining institutions of American musical craftsmanship and the pinnacle of piano perfection. It is the musical equivalent of having General Motors sold away. Tell the Steinway board to find an American buyer in their 45 day "Shop" period, dump the Kohlberg deal, keep American craftsmen working and Steinway pianos Made in the USA!