Boston – Family of Steinway & Sons Pianos 5’-4” Baby Grand.
This instrument was purchased locally in 2000 at Washburn Piano Co. It is finished in classic and traditional satin ebony. It has spent its entire life so far in Albuquerque. It is a one-owner who thought it worthwhile to professionally maintain the piano. It is happily acclimated to our unique and arid climate. The piano is in excellent condition – structurally and aesthetically. It has minimal amounts of wear throughout the action. It should provide the new owner decades of musical enjoyment and be a “forever piano”. It is a pleasure to play. The original bench is included. Professional, local first-floor delivery is also included.
Steinway & Sons quality at an affordable price.
Classic, traditional satin ebony finish.
Steinway & Sons launched its Boston line of pianos in 1992. They are designed by Steinway engineers and built in the main Kawai piano factory in Hamamatsu, Japan. Five models of grand pianos are available. This Boston model GP-163 II grand piano and the other models are sold only through select Steinway & Sons dealerships. Having them built in Japan, Steinway takes advantage of the efficiency and high technology of the manufacturing process there. Several design elements are identical to the Steinway piano. Both use hardwood maple inner rims, radial bracing that reinforces the rim and contributes to the longevity of the soundboard crown and vertically laminated bridges for better tonal transmission. Hammer flanges are rosette-shaped to match the hammer rail in both pianos to promote better hammer spacing. Thinner, tapered 8mm to 6mm soundboards and a low-tension scale design account for that classic Steinway duration of tone (sustain) and clarity at the bass end. It also has the “singing treble” that Steinway & Sons pianos are well-known for.
Boston model GP-163 II Grand Piano, S# 136818, Satin ebony finish, Mfg. 2000 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom price - $17,950.
It is 5’-4” so it is longer that the average baby grand. Additionally, it has a very wide tail design, so it performs like a much longer instrument. Its soundboard size is certainly larger. The bass bridge is permitted to be located closer to the lively, central part of the soundboard. Steinway & Sons officials claim this innovation establishes the Boston piano as having an entirely new concept in piano design. Most listeners believe they have a warmer, more mellow tonal color and musicality than other pianos built in that part of the world. Boston pianos are used exclusively by a number of prestigious music schools and festivals including Aspen, Bowdoin, Brevard, Ravinia and Tanglewood.
Mint condition and ready for the concert performance.
Steinway & Son’s Duplex scale design to enhance the bell-like treble.
The harp is cast from grey iron, bronze-painted and lacquered.
“Blue Room” at 88 Keys Piano Warehouse & Showroom.