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GP 156 Performance Edition II

The smallest Boston grand by size at 5′ 1½” (156 cm), there is nothing small about the sound of GP-156 Performance Edition II, which benefits from a wide-tail design.

GP 163 Performance Edition II

At 5′ 4″ (163 cm), the GP-163 Performance Edition II is small enough to fit in any home, but possesses the sound of a much larger grand — thanks to its widetail design.

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GP 178 Performance Edition II

At 5′ 10″ (178 cm), the GP-178 Performance Edition II is the perfect grand for any teaching studio or music room.

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GP 193 Performance Edition II

At 6′ 4″ (193 cm), the GP-193 Performance Edition II produces a powerful yet warm sound and is an excellent choice for teaching studios.

EBONY POLISH | EBONY SATIN

GP 215 Performance Edition II

Featuring a maple inner rim and Octagrip pinblock, the GP-215 Performance Edition II is 7′ 1″ (215 cm) in length, and the grand of choice for many institutions and festivals that boast mid-sized performance venues.

EBONY POLISH

  • Octagrip® Pinblock
  • Mapes Bass Strings
  • All Wooden Action Parts
  • Casters with Double Brass Wheels
  • Polished Brass Hardware
  • Slow-Fall Fallboard
  • Locking Top and Fallboard
  • Lower Tension String Scale for Increased Tonal Clarity, Depth, & Sustain
  • Pommele Sapele Veneer on Inside Rim (on Ebony grands) 

UP-120S Performance Edition

Designed by STEINWAY & SONS, employing the unique patents and expertise that have made the STEINWAY heritage synonymous with musical excellence, the BOSTON line of grand and upright pianos captures the STEINWAY DNA and represents a singular achievement in instrument-building: a superior playing experience at a price level never before thought possible.

EBONY POLISH | WALNUT SATIN

UP-118E Performance Edition

The BOSTON 118E PERFORMANCE EDITION combines the best in beauty and performance in an affordable piano. At a height of 46½” (118 cm) and a depth of 23½” (60 cm), the  small profile allows you to fit this piano into almost any room.

Designed by STEINWAY & SONS, employing the unique patents and expertise that have made the STEINWAY heritage synonymous with musical excellence, the BOSTON line of grand and upright pianos captures the STEINWAY DNA and represents a singular achievement in instrument-building: a superior playing experience at a price level never before thought possible.

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UP-126E Performance Edition

The BOSTON UP-126E PERFORMANCE EDITION makes a great addition to any teaching studio or home. A longer music rest accommodates more music. Height: 49½” (126 cm)

Designed by STEINWAY & SONS, employing the unique patents and expertise that have made the STEINWAY heritage synonymous with musical excellence, the BOSTON line of grand and upright pianos captures the STEINWAY DNA and represents a singular achievement in instrument-building: a superior playing experience at a price level never before thought possible.

EBONY POLISH | MAHOGANY POLISH

UP-132E Performance Edition

The largest Boston upright piano at a height of 52″ (132 cm), the UP-132E PERFORMANCE EDITION provides a rich and powerful sound that rivals many grand pianos. 

Designed by STEINWAY & SONS, employing the unique patents and expertise that have made the STEINWAY heritage synonymous with musical excellence, the BOSTON line of grand and upright pianos captures the STEINWAY DNA and represents a singular achievement in instrument-building: a superior playing experience at a price level never before thought possible.

EBONY POLISH

  • Octagrip® Pinblock
  • Massive Staggered Backposts
  • All Wooden Action Parts
  • Mute Pedal
  • Brass Casters
  • Polished Brass Hardware
  • Slow-Fall Fallboard
  • Lower Tension String Scale for Increased Tonal Clarity, Depth, & Sustain

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Soundboard

As Long As It's Spruce, Right?

Having the soundboard made out of solid spruce is the first step. But there’s a lot more to it. That’s a bit like saying a car has tires. There can be a drastic difference in quality.

THE SCIENCE

Think back to those early science classes in elementary or middle school where you learned about tree growth. When you cut a tree in half, you can count the rings telling you how old the tree is. You can also look how close the rings are together. This tells you how fast or slow the tree grew.

The closer the rings are together, the slower it grew. It also makes it stronger. These trees are more expensive so not every piano uses the best quality spruce.

TIGHT GRAIN

A good quality soundboard should have very tight grain. (or grain that is close together) Soundwaves travel through the grain. A tight grain allows more of the sound to be captured; thus producing a longer sustain and better tone.

TAPERED

A good quality soundboard will be tapered. This allows more vibrations and longer sustain. Thus producing a richer, fuller tone. 

An advanced version of tapering, The Diaphragmatic Tapered Soundboard, was originally patented by STEINWAY & SONS in 1936.

*Most every manufacturer makes a piano with this feature. It’s just a matter of what price you have to pay to obtain it. Everyone agrees this makes a better piano.

Vertically Laminated Bridge

A Crucial Part Of Any Piano Design.

When a hammer strikes the string of a piano, that tone begins to decay. The purpose of everything under the lid of a piano is to capture as much of that tone before it goes away.

The first contact for those string vibrations is the bridge.

There are essentially two types of bridges made in modern pianos these days; a bridge made of a solid piece of wood with a cap or a bridge that is pieces of wood vertically laminated together with a cap.

The difference is quite simple. The premium feature, vertically laminated bridge, is stronger and takes the tone from the string down to the soundboard several times faster that a solid bridge.

Many piano companies choose to leave this upgrade feature off their upright pianos and several models of their lower prices grand pianos.

The vertically laminated bridge was originally patented by STEINWAY & SONS in 1880.

*Most every manufacturer makes a piano with this feature. It’s just a matter of what price you have to pay to obtain it. Everyone agrees this makes a better piano.

Duplex Scale

That Beautiful Bell-Like Ringing...

A duplex scale design can enhance the treble section of the piano so that it projects and sings to balance out the bass section.

This is done by tuning the aliquot of string between the bridge pin and the hitch pin on the plate. You’ll notice a shinny silver bar with various mounds where the strings goes over. These are strategically placed to create a harmony with the tuning of that string.

This is a feature generally found on grand pianos and is an easy one to spot.

A good rule of thumb is if the manufacturer is cutting costs by not providing this feature that you can see, they are most likely cutting costs where you cannot.

The Duplex Scale was originally patented by STEINWAY & SONS in 1872.

*Most every manufacturer makes a piano with this feature. It’s just a matter of what price you have to pay to obtain it. Everyone agrees this makes a better piano.

Rim of the
Grand Piano

Inner Rim

The inner rim is where the soundboard is glued and is a critical part in the capture of tone.

When a note is played, the soundboard vibrates. These vibrations ripple through the soundboard and out to all the edges. A Maple Inner Rim helps force the vibrations back to the soundboard allowing longer sustain and resulting in a wider dynamic range.

Outer Rim

The outer rim provides reinforcement for the inner rim. The inner and outer-most layer is reserved for the finish of the piano.

Unique feature: STEINWAY & SONS grand pianos use layers of Maple on both the inner and outer rims and form them all at once.

*Most every manufacturer makes a piano with a denser maple inner rim. It’s just a matter of what price you have to pay to obtain it. Everyone agrees this makes a better piano.

Hammers with Underfelting

Everyone Wants Something That Will Last

One of the most common statements we get in this industry is customers want something that will last and hold value.

One of the most common “upgrade” features manufacturers offer is Hammers With Underfelting.

This is exactly want it sounds like.  It is a regular piano hammer but with a dense underfelt. It is easy to spot as it’s usually a darker colored felt such as red or purple.

This extra felt gives you the ability to have more control over your playing and increases your ability to widen your dynamic range. It will also help the hammers to hold their shape and last longer.

As stated before, if the manufacturer is cutting costs by not providing this feature that you can see, they are most likely cutting costs where you cannot.

*Most every manufacturer makes a piano with this feature. It’s just a matter of what price you have to pay to obtain it. Everyone agrees this makes a better piano.

Sostenuto Pedal

You Never Know When You Might Use It

The Sostenuto pedal is that middle pedal on a grand piano. Many people ask us what it’s used for. 

The sostenuto pedal allows you to sustain a selected group of notes by pressing the desired keys down and then engaging the sostenuto pedal. This will free up your hands to play other notes un-sustained.

Many people purchase less expensive grand pianos because they feel they’d never have need for or use this feature. And if it was the only feature missing, maybe you wouldn’t miss much.

Unfortunately the piano that doesn’t have this feature will not have most premium features. And…you CAN spend about the same amount (if not less) and get this and other premium features.

*Most every manufacturer makes a piano with this feature. It’s just a matter of what price you have to pay to obtain it. Everyone agrees this makes a better piano.

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