GRAND PIANOS: Boston grand pianos are impressive and beautiful musical instruments due to their unique and proprietary design.
Designed by Steinway & Sons, these pianos reflect the tone, touch, and durability that are consistent with their heritage. Their tone is greatly enhanced due to the soundboard design, which incorporates a series of innovative and important features. The soundboard itself is crafted from solid spruce, which is what you would find in every high-quality piano … including the mighty Steinway concert grand. The soundboard is actually larger than those found in other brands of the same length due to the “wide-tail design” that results in a musical performance equal to that of a larger grand piano. The soundboard is also thinner than most, and strategically tapered so as to allow it to vibrate as efficiently as possible.
The “low-tension scale design” results in less pressure on the soundboard, and therefore greater freedom and ability to vibrate, thus producing a longer sustain. The bridge is placed closer to the center of the soundboard to result in a more even disbursement of energy, again resulting in the more efficient production of tone.
Together, all these things result in a rich, colorful, sustaining, clear, and powerful tone. The touch found on Boston grand pianos is extremely responsive, due to the Steinway-designed geometry found in the all-wood action fitted in each model. This sensitive and responsive touch along with the incredibly efficient soundboard allow for a dynamic range not found in far more expensive pianos. Boston grand pianos feature a bracing system that ensures their durability and longevity by handling the tremendous tension in the most efficient way possible. This structural integrity can give Boston piano owners complete confidence that they will enjoy their piano for a lifetime.
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Boston Grand Pianos:
GP-156 At just under 5 feet 2 inches, this beautiful piano produces a tone that will surprise and delight you. The keyboard is wonderfully responsive, and the tone is rich far beyond what one would reasonably expect for a piano of this size. The Steinway design really shines in this lovely piano. Available in the following finishes: Polish: Ebony Satin: Ebony Length: 5’ 1 ½’’ (156 cm) Width: 59 ¾’’ (151 cm)
GP-163 At just over 5 feet 4 inches, this piano is small enough to fit in any room, yet it produces a tone that is rich and full enough to satisfy the most discriminating listener. Its responsive all-wood action makes it a pleasure to play, and its colorfully pleasing tone makes it a joy to listen to this piano. Available in the following finishes: Polished: Ebony, Walnut, Mahogany Satin: Ebony, Walnut, Mahogany, White and Ivory Length: 5’ 4’’ (163 cm) Width: 59 ¾’’ (151 cm)
GP-178 This 5-foot-10-inch grand piano performs like one that is well over 6 feet long, due to its creative and unique design. Frequently selected by schools, this is a piano that produces beautiful tone brought forth by a responsive action that makes it a joy to play, and to hear. Available in the following finishes: Polished: Ebony, Walnut, Mahogany, White and Ivory Satin: Ebony, Walnut and Mahogany Length: 5’ 10’’ (178 cm) Width: 59 ¾’’ (151 cm)
GP-193 This 6-foot-4-inch instrument is the perfect piano for those who demand the performance of a 7-foot grand, but simply do not have the room for one. Its powerful tone and sensitive action appeal to professional musicians, and it will completely satisfy those who want a clearly superior piano for their home. This is a beautiful and impressive piano that anyone can be proud to own. Available in the following finishes: Polished: Ebony and Mahogany satin: Ebony and Walnut Length: 6’ 4’’ (193 cm) Width: 60 ¾’’ (154 cm)
GP-215 At just over 7 feet and ½ inch, this amazing instrument produces a musical performance of a much larger grand piano. It is a favorite of churches, and small to mid-size venues. The rich and colorful tone combined with its incredibly responsive action make this model a favorite of professional musicians. Available in the following finishes: Polished: Ebony Satin: Ebony Length: 7’ 22’’ (215 cm) Width: 61’’ (155 cm)
Boston upright pianos are marvelous musical instruments that are the inspiration and the unique, proprietary design of Steinway & Sons. Each model features an all-wood action, with Steinway‑designed geometry that results in incredible sensitivity and responsiveness. Each model also features a solid-spruce soundboard, which is the most resonant material available for this purpose. The soundboard itself has been strategically designed so as to work as efficiently as possible, thus producing a rich and pleasing tone … with far longer sustain than many other upright pianos. The construction of these pianos (the size and strategic placement of the backposts being a perfect example) is such that if properly cared for, they will provide musical pleasure and enrichment for a lifetime. Available in a variety of sizes and finishes, these pianos are a perfect addition to any musical or educational facility or home.
UP-118S Specifically designed for schools, this 46-and-½-inch upright piano is built to be played every day, all day, for many years. It was designed and built for this purpose, and the sound and touch are such that literally thousands of these pianos have found their way into many prestigious music education facilities. And thousands more have found their way into homes, where they provide families with musical joy and satisfaction. Available in the following finishes: Satin: Honey Oak, Black Oak, Red Oak, Mahogany
UP-118E This 46-and-½-inch upright piano features all the benefits of its Steinway design, yet fits easily into any home or educational environment. Built to last, its touch and tone are such that it will provide joy and inspiration to its owners for a lifetime. Available in the following finishes: Polished: Ebony, Walnut, Mahogany and White Satin: Ebony, Walnut Height: 46 ½’’ (118 cm) Width: 59 ¼’’ (151 cm) Depth: 23 ½’’ (60 cm)
UP-126E At just over 49 and ½ inches, this amazing piano produces an incredibly rich and powerful tone. Its action is sensitive, and able to provide the player with the ability to create tone at levels found only on performance quality pianos. This beautiful piano will inspire those fortunate to play it. Available in the following finishes: Polished: Ebony and Mahogany Satin: Ebony Height: 49 ½’’ (126 cm) Width: 59 ¼’’ (151 cm) Depth: 24 ¼’’ (62 cm)
UP-132E This 52-inch upright offers a musical performance that will impress the most demanding pianist. Its large soundboard produces a lovely and powerful tone, and its action is able to keep up with whatever the pianist asks of it. This piano is often selected by music education facilities, due to its musical performance characteristics and durability. This is an extremely impressive piano. Available in the following finishes: Polished: Ebony Height: 52’’ (132 cm) Width: 60 ½’’ (154 cm) Depth: 26 ¼’’ (66 cm)