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The production of a Steinway grand piano takes about 12 months. If you add two years of drying and seasoning of the wood, three years have been invested and the instrument can leave the factories in New York and Hamburg to bring joy to its new owner. Throughout the manufacturing process, every grand and upright piano is meticulously hand-crafted. The challenge is to make each instrument perfect in its own special way – a perfect Steinway.
You can choose between six grand piano models which meet every demand. Each model, no matter whether it’s the small baby grand or the concert grand piano – our largest model – is manufactured according to the same standards to offer just the same: the inimitable Steinway sound. For any your FREE COPY of ANY STEINWAY PIANO BROCHURE, contact us at (803) 254-2777 or click here. www.ricemusichouse.com/contact
Model S Baby Grand
At 5 feet 1 inch in length, this “Baby” grand piano was introduced in the 1930s. Don’t let its size fool you! Steinway & Sons’ patented “Diaphragmatic Soundboard”—now found in every Steinway piano produced today—was first developed because of this model. To insure that a powerful and rich tone could be produced by a piano of this size, Steinway redesigned its soundboard, resulting in a tone that greatly outperformed others. And it still does. Every inch a Steinway, this piano is a proud addition to any home. For a free brochure contact us at (803) 254-2777 or click: www.ricemusichouse.com/contact
“When one plays a Steinway, there is a warmth and nobility in the sound that is unequaled by any other instrument”—Emanuel Ax. Length: 5’ 1’’ (155 cm) Width: 57 1/2’’ (146.5 cm) Weight: 540 pounds (approx. 252 kg)
Model M Medium Grand At 5 feet 7½ inches in length, our “Music Room” piano is a cherished member of Steinway & Sons’ amazing lineup of incomparable musical instruments. Its rich tone and responsive action is found not only in a great many homes, but in many schools of music and conservatories as well. It’s a piano that can be enjoyed every day, all day, for a lifetime.
“Thank you for providing pianos that have personality and even more importantly, soul”—Hélène Grimaud. Length: 5’ 7’’ (170 cm) Width: 57 ¾’’ (146.5 cm) Weight: 560 pounds (approx. 275 kg) For a Free Brochure of this call us at (803) 254-2777 or clik below www.ricemusichouse.com/contact
Model O Living Room Grand
This 5-foot-10¾-inch piano has been a source of joy and inspiration since the very early 1900s—and it continues to be so today. It has a sound that is particularly warm and rich—far beyond what one would expect for a piano that is under 6 feet in length. Its action offers the sensitivity and control that has made Steinway famous; and no matter what you ask of this piano, it has an answer ready.
“Steinway is the only piano on which the pianist can do everything he wants. And everything he dreams”—Vladimir Ashkenazy. Length: 5’ 10 3/4’’ (180 cm)
Width: 57 3/4’’ (approx. 146.5 cm) Weight: 616 pounds (approx 280 kg)
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Model A Parlor Grand
At 6 feet 2 inches, this amazing piano sounds like a much larger model. The powerful yet warm sound is the result of an amazing scale design that allows the solid spruce soundboard to freely and efficiently vibrate—thus producing a sound that simply cannot be experienced in any piano except a Steinway. Its slightly longer keys give the player a sense of heightened sensitivity and control. The size of this piano is large enough to satisfy those who demand a full, rich bass—yet small enough to beautifully fit into almost any home.
“With a tone so rich, I would never be afraid of the dark. Steinway is the only and the best”—Harry Connick, Jr. Length: 6’ 2’’ (188 cm) Width: 57 ¾’’ (147 cm) Weight: 695 pounds (approx. 315 kg)
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Model B Music Room Grand
This magnificent 7-foot grand piano is often referred to as “the perfect piano.” When it comes to balance, beauty, and power, this incredible piano has no equal. It is the choice of the top recording studios and the piano that a great number of Steinway Artists have in their homes. It’s a wonderfully balanced and versatile piano that does extremely well in intimate settings, as well as in mid-sized venues. It is the musical instrument that those who love the piano can’t wait to play. No matter where you want to go, this is the piano that will get you there.
“I have long admired Steinway pianos for their qualities of tone, clarity, pitch consistency, touch responsiveness, and superior craftsmanship”—Billy Joel. Length: 6’ 10-1/2’’ (211 cm) Width: 58’’ (148 cm) Weight: 760 pounds (approx. 345 kg)
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Model D Concert Grand
Quite simply, this is the ultimate piano. At 9 feet in length, this majestic musical instrument is the overwhelming choice of the world’s greatest pianists. It has the power and projection to be heard in a 2000-seat concert hall—without the aid of a microphone. It sings above the accompaniment of a symphony orchestra, yet it can whisper with equal impact. Its miraculously sensitive action allows any artist to ask of it whatever he or she wants, with full confidence of this instrument’s ability to respond. The Steinway model “D” Concert Grand is the piano that will completely satisfy those who desire the highest possible level of musical expression.
“The Steinway piano—with its beauty and power—is the perfect medium for expressing the performer’s art, drama and poetry”—Van Cliburn. Length: 8’ 11-3/4’’ (274 cm) Width: 61 ¼’’ (157 cm) Weight: 990 pounds (approx. 480 kg)
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Every budding pianist’s career begins on an vertical piano. In order to develop their gift to the full, talented players need the best possible conditions from the start. Steinway vertical pianos are in a class of their own here, characterized by exceptional touch, precision manufacturing, and the unique Steinway System, with nearly half the patents acquired by Steinway relating to the vertical piano.
The basic design principles that prove so successful in the making of grand pianos are applied equally rigorously to the verticals. Using the same quality of design, materials, and extensive hand-craftsmanship ensures that Steinway vertical pianos represent an attractive alternative where space constraints rule out a grand.
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This fifty-two-inch high masterpiece is simply the most impressive vertical piano in the world. The patented diaphragmatic soundboard has the same “speaking area” as that of a six-foot grand piano. The wonderfully responsive Accelerated Action allows the player to ask anything of the piano, with full confidence that it will respond—and that it will do so beautifully. The cabinet is impressive—with intricate inlay to be found on the front upper panels of the natural wood finish models. The massive and strategically placed backposts give support where it’s most needed, thus insuring that this piano will be used for generations. Every inch a Steinway, this is a musical instrument that is a proud addition to any home.
Height: 52’’ (132 cm) Width: 60 ¾’’ (152.5 cm) Depth: 26 3/8’’ (68 cm) Weight: 600 pounds (267 kg)
1098 At forty-six and one half inches high, Steinway’s “Professional” upright has been widely used in the most demanding institutional settings for many decades. Its Accelerated Action is amazingly responsive, due in part to a unique design feature that uses the force of gravity to bring the hammers back to their rest position—which is something found only in Steinway vertical pianos. It also features Steinway’s massive and strategically placed backposts, which ensure the structural integrity of the instrument by handling the tremendous tension with complete efficiency. Extremely popular in conservatories and schools of music, this is a beautiful and impressive piano that will enrich the lives of its owners for generations.
45-10 Steinway’s model P is also offered in a cabinet style very specifically designed for the home. This piano offers everything found in the Sketch 1098 from the musical performance perspective, but in a beautiful style that fits the décor of just about any home environment. It is an incredibly durable instrument—housed in a beautiful package that helps turn a house into a home.
Each handmade Steinway is one of a kind. Now you can choose one that is even rarer.
Since 1853, Steinway pianos have set an uncompromising standard for sound, touch, and investment value. Even in today’s impatient world, hand crafting each Steinway requires up to one full year. Not surprisingly, Steinway remains the choice of 9 out of 10 concert artists. A Steinway is an instrument of rare quality indeed. And now, you have the opportunity to own a Steinway that is also a true decorative masterpiece.
Presenting The Crown Jewel Collection: Steinway pianos encased in your choice of magnificent woods, prized for their exquisite color and grain, and gathered from around the world. Steinway & Sons craftsmen meticulously match the grain from one end of the piano to the other, even across the beveled edge of the lid.
Each Steinway Crown Jewel is an original handmade work of art, unique in all the world. Individually distinguished with a special limited edition medallion marking its rarity. A Steinway that makes itself heard even before you touch the keys.
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A very large West African timber, with many of the characteristics of rosewood. Distinguished by its red color streaked with dark purple, and its conspicuous pores, Kewazinga Bubinga is highly valued for architectural and design woodwork, and fine cabinetry. Your exclusive Steinway & Sons Dealer will be pleased to give you a complete presentation of all the magnificent wood veneers included in the Steinway Crown Jewel Collection.
East Indian Rosewood
Used in the most prized furniture, East Indian Rosewood is a decorative and distinctive wood. Dark purple to ebony in color, it is often streaked with red or yellow. The pattern features small to medium pores in wavy lines, with occasional crotches and swirls. Found only in southern India and Sri Lanka. Your exclusive Steinway & Sons Dealer will be pleased to give you a complete presentation of all the magnificent wood veneers used in the Steinway Crown Jewel Collection.
Also known as French Rosewood, Macassar Ebony comes from the African East Indies. An extremely valued wood, it is often used for inlays and other ornamental work. The color ranges from dark brown to black, with many of the logs streaked with yellowish brown or gray. Grain markings are fine and very indistinct. Your exclusive Steinway & Sons Dealer will be pleased to give you a complete presentation of all the magnificent wood veneers included in the Steinway Crown Jewel Collection.
Found in Belize, this valuable wood has characteristic large pores that are exceedingly irregular both in size and position. The various shades of dark brown range from chocolate to violet, with conspicuous black streaks. Your exclusive Steinway & Sons Dealer will be pleased to give you a complete presentation of all the magnificent wood veneers included in the Steinway Crown Jewel Collection.
This beautiful dark red-brown wood is distinguished by its stripe and “bee’s wing” pattern. The grain varies considerably, with highly lustrous light stripes. Figured Sapele is found in Nigeria and the African Ivory Coast, and is highly prized as a decorative veneer. Your exclusive Steinway & Sons Dealer will be pleased to give you a complete presentation of all the magnificent wood veneers included in the Steinway Crown Jewel Collection.
African Cherry (Makore)
Reddish brown and usually quarter-sliced to highlight the figure of the grain. Found in the high mountain forest of West Africa.
Mahogany varies from golden to deep red-brown in color. May contain attractive figures such as fiddleback, stripe and mottle. Grown in Central and South America.
Dark reddish brown or purplish brown, featuring lustrous, wavy, roe-like figures. Native to highland forests of south-central Africa.
Walnut famous for its wavy, curly, and mottled figures. Colors range from chocolate brown to golden brown. Slightly open grain pattern. native to the Ohio Valley.
Dark red and straight grained, with a satiny finish. Occasionally figured with distinctive markings. The best timber grows in the western Appalachian region of the U.S.
Throughout the 153-year history of Steinway & Sons, there has been a tradition of honoring special occasions by inviting leading designers to create exceptional instruments. Over the years, these limited editions have delighted many lucky owners. And indeed, these precious instruments are very special and unique masterpieces featuring the individual style of each designer.
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125th Anniversary Limited Edition Grand Piano designed by Count Albrecht von Goertz On the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the foundation of Steinway & Sons in Hamburg in 2005, Count Albrecht von Goertz, the creator of arguably the world’s most beautiful sports car, the BMW 507, designed the anniversary grand piano which is notable for its simplicity. Equating music with movement, Count Goertz set about creating a special design that would reflect this idea. He chose to retain the classic Steinway black finish, focusing instead on endowing various components with the sleek lines for which he is renowned. The result was an elegant and timeless design with a hint of sensuality. Since the shape of Steinway & Sons grand pianos is essentially to given, he decided to accentuate the finish, creating a dynamic interplay between contrasting satin and highly polished surfaces. In doing so, he seemed to bring the piano to life. This grand piano Model A-188 is remarkably elegant and beautiful. Rather than taking designs to extremes, Count Goertz focused on the essentials and created an instrument notable for its simplicity, something he achieved by eliminating everything that is superfluous. The “125th Anniversary Limited Edition Grand Piano designed by Goertz” is a unique grand piano full of glamour and aesthetics.
THE S.L.ED designed by Karl Lagerfeld When Steinway invited Karl Lagerfeld in 2003 to design the 150th anniversary grand piano, his response was just a simple “Why not?” His choice of design features clear lines which balance the specially wide tail of the grand that is typical of the Steinway Model A. Karl Lagerfeld’s basic idea was to create a sled-shaped grand piano – the unusual rectangular legs in particular support this image. The idea also gave the grand piano its name: THE S.L.ED by Karl Lagerfeld. Lagerfeld has even given this name an additional meaning in a play on words: THE S(teinway). L(imited). E(dition). The choice of color for the instrument is equally unusual. Inspired by classic Japanese boxes, Karl Lagerfeld added bold red accents, while selecting an ultra-matt black as the basic color of this instrument.
150th Anniversary Limited Edition Historic Grand Piano Such an important event like the 150th anniversary need more than just one special edition. That’s why Steinway & Sons unveiled a second anniversary grand piano besides the one created by Karl Lagerfeld. This grand piano is a recreation of the instrument used by the famous Polish pianist Ignace Jan Paderewski on his dazzling concert tour of America in 1892-93.
This instrument reflects the elegant and classic Victorian furniture design of the late 19th century. Among the striking period details are the carved, fluted legs and the exquisitely carved music desk incorporating a Steinway Lyre in the center. The historic anniversary grand piano was built in sizes B and O, and in East Indian rosewood or ebony, both with an elegant satin finish.
Tricentennial Limited Edition Grand Piano designed by Dakota Jackson
The 300th anniversary of the piano in 2000 was reason enough to present a special grand piano. The challenge was to create an art case piano that would embody the Steinway tradition of hand craftsmanship and technical innovation, and also create a new perception of how this fabulous instrument has changed the world of music. To accomplish this task, Steinway chose to collaborate with renowned furniture designer, Dakota Jackson, an artist known for his simple yet inventive approach to design. The stunning result is Tricentennial, a piano that captures the instrument’s essential beauty, while incorporating numerous engineering innovations. In this project, Dakota Jackson, who also happens to be an excellent pianist, placed great value in elegant shapes, discreet highlights, and interesting lines. The very first glance at this grand reveals its lightness, and the resulting elegance. Interesting design elements like for example the lid, which is divided into three and opens like a fan, or the elegant S-shaped lid topstick strengthen the modern touch of the grand.