Do you have about a million Euros to spare? If so, you could buy one of the most famous pianos in Pop History – the Georg Bolin-designed “ABBA Grand” that was used in many of the bands greatest hits. Well, at least you could have when the item was up for sale on September 29, 2015. Apparently the lot didn’t sell or was withdrawn. But here’s a bit of the history to tempt you:
No other single instrument has featured more prominently in Pop since the 1970s – from the refrain of ‘Mamma Mia’, to ‘Waterloo’, ‘Money, Money, Money’ and the famous glissando at the beginning of ‘Dancing Queen’, the sound of this piano has resonated throughout countless bedrooms, headphones and dancefloors across the globe.
And the description of the piano itself:
The Bolin Grand Piano was, arguably, Bolin’s most inventive design. The metal frame of the instrument is made from welded steel rather than the traditional cast iron construction. The frame is mounted so that it can be tilted to produce an appropriate tone for different acoustic environments. The soundboard, built after eight years of research, provides the player with a firmer control and a greater balance between keyboard registers.