Ebonized 40″ Steinway & Sons piano.
The Steinway & Sons reputation has been established around the world on concert stages, by Concert Grands. The vertical, however, is an integral part of Steinway history and tradition. The company began building vertical “cottage pianos” well over a century ago and today the vertical is a significant part of Steinway’s production. In the 19th century parlor, in the 20th century apartment and conservatory practice room, the need for a fine smaller piano has always existed. The Steinway Contemporary console piano model 100 is just that.
A piano built in the Steinway & Sons tradition which takes up less space than a grand piano and still offers the best qualities of tone and touch which have become the Steinway hallmark. The Steinway console piano is every inch a Steinway. It is built by the same men, in the same plant, of the same materials as a Steinway & Sons Grand. Some consider it better value than most small grands from other makers.
The cabinet style of this Steinway Contemporary console piano model 100 is designed to blend with any decorating scheme. It combines today’s look of straight-lined simplicity with the classic artistry of the past. The condition of this 1960 model is excellent – structurally and aesthetically. Our technical people evaluated it very carefully. We did our due diligence and the piano received ten-plus hours of tuning, regulation and cleaning in our piano restoration shop. It has lived here in Albuquerque its entire life so it is happily acclimated to our unique climate. With the right care, it will be making beautiful music for decades to come. We are happy to offer a two-year warranty on this instrument. The original bench with storage is included. Professional delivery is also included.
Steinway Contemporary console piano model 100 S# 367007 Mfg. 1960
88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price – $9950.
This instrument features the classic “Steinway sound”; having a strong, singing treble and a powerful bass, rich in high harmonics. The duration of tone (sustain time) is lengthy, which enables legato phrases to be enjoyed. The dynamic range is wide, allowing the pianist to play expressively and emotively. It is neither overly mellow and dull or overly bright and tinny. The mid-treble, where most of the melody lines are played “sings” and doesn’t disappear under the background of an accompaniment. It has the power that most pianos aspire to but not the brash “loudness” that often results.
Steinway & Sons holds most of the patents issued to piano manufacturers for action improvements including the exclusive Accelerated Action, patented in 1936 which increases the speed of repetition. The 1868 patented Tubular Metallic action frame maintains proper alignment of the action parts. It consists of seamless brass tubes with rosette-shaped contours, force fitted with maple dowels and brass hangers. The keys are constructed from Bavarian spruce that is high in tensile strength to prevent breakage. The Steinway & Sons pinblock makes it easier to tune the piano precisely and stay in tune longer than others. The Diaphramatic soundboard (US Patent Office – 1936) tapers from five to eight millimeters in thickness from the center to the perimeter. It is constructed from the highest-grade, close-grained, quarter-sawn Sitka spruce from Alaska. Planks are hand-selected to be free of defects and at the end of the day, there is more wood on the floor than actually made it into the piano.