- Manufactured In Nyc
- Steinway Factory Warranty
- Incomparable Full, Even Tone
- Painstaking Hand Craftsmanship
- Intuitive, Sensitive Touch
- Precise, Rapid Repetition
- Enduring, Faithful Performance
- Established In Nyc In 1853
STEINWAY & SONS Model D (8'11.5") concert grand piano in polished ebony finish with adjustable artist bench.
The majestic model D concert grand instrument is the overwhelming choice to the world's greatest pianists. This piano will completely satisfy those who desire the highest possible level of musical expression.
For more than a century and a half, the world’s most accomplished pianists have preferred to express their musical genius on Steinway & Sons pianos. The list includes the giants in classical, jazz, and popular music; the men and women who have shaped the world’s musical heritage. Today, more than 95 percent of the world’s active concert pianists choose to perform on Steinway pianos.
The joy of playing and owning a Steinway piano, however, is not the exclusive domain of the virtuosi. Rather, it is a world open to all who share a love of music … whether listening or playing … fine craftsmanship and enduring quality.
That which distinguishes Steinway pianos, more than all else, is summed up in their dedication to a single ideal: make the finest pianos, with the finest tone and touch in the world. It has never entered their minds to compromise quality. Where some have substituted mass-produced, synthetic components to speed production or reduce costs, Steinway applies technologies and new materials only when they provide proven enhancements in the piano. Steinway adheres to these principles for one reason — compromise quality, and you risk the tone, the touch, and ultimately, the integrity of the instrument.
A Steinway grand piano takes nearly a year to create. Nothing is hurried. Even the carefully selected woods that make up the rims, top, soundboards, and actions cure for months in our yard, kilns, and conditioning rooms before they stabilize at a rigidly specified moisture content. The rim of the instruments consists of layers of hard rock maple and with our bell-quality, full cast-iron plate, withstands the enormous amount of tension exerted by the strings. The finest acoustic-quality spruce is fashioned into the delicate curve of the Diaphragmatic® soundboard, which tapers gently from the center to the edge, assuring the full, rich Steinway tone.
- Factory warranty
- Seasoned for all climates
- Painstaking craftsmanship
- Incomparable full & even tone
- Sensitive, intuitive touch
- Precise, rapid repetition
- Enduring faithful performance
- Established in New York City in 1853
STEINWAY & SONS Model D general specifications:
- Length - 8' 11 3/4" (274 cm)
- Width - 61 1/4" (156 cm)
- Weight - 990 pounds (450 kg)
- Finish - Polished Ebony.
- Number of Keys - 88.
- Number of Pedals - 3 (Shift, Sostenuto, Damper).
STEINWAY & SONS Model D detailed specifications:
Rim Made entirely from hard rock maple; 17 laminations; continuous bent, both inner & outer form one single rim; unequaled strength and stability. Thickness: 3 1/4" (8.26 cm)
Braces 5 solid spruce with a volume of 2,907 cu. In. (47,637cm3); Spruce provides tensile strength with less weight. Maple dowels fasten braces to rim producing a single homogenous foundation upon which is built the entire tonal component. A cast iron treble bell, affixed to rim's underside at treble bend, holds plate firmly in position by means of a steel bolt. The S & S iron wedge anchors brace ends securely to crossblock assuring permanent rim posture.
Pinblock Hexagrip patented design; 7 laminations of quartered hardrock maple stock. Grain symmetrically distributed at successive angles of 45°, 90°, employing grain direction uniformly around the circumference of the tuning pin to provide the ultimate in pin grippage. As a result of this exclusive design, the tuning pin has smoother movement under torque, a more uniform retaining action for solid setting, and a piano which will hold its tuning longer.
Soundboard Created like the soundboard of violins to give a free and even response throughout the entire scale, it is so constructed as to be 9 mm thick in the center and tapered to 6 mm as it approaches the rim and outer case before being DOUBLE CROWNED. This design permits complete freedom of movement, while acting as a homogenous unit to displace a greater amount of air, thereby creating a richer and more lasting tonal response. Close-grained, quarter-sawn Sitka spruce, a wood having unusual stability and vibrance under stress and vibration, is used exclusively for the soundboard.
Ribs Made from durable, resinous sugar pine to assure strong and constant support of string down-bearing on the soundboard. Rib ends are hand-fitted into their mounting surfaces virtually locking in the important soundboard crown.
Bridges Treble: Hard rock maple vertical laminations capped with solid hard rock maple; planed to prescribed height, graphite coated, drilled, and notched by hand for precise individual string bearing. Design defies splitting. Bass: Continuous with treble. Maple doweled, glued, and screwed to soundboard.
Scale Overstrung; combination agraffe; Front AND rear duplex. Tension: 45,373 lbs. (20,418 kg)
Plate Sturdy gray iron; filled, CNC-milled, and sealed; bronzed and lacquered.
Tuning Pins Premium blued steel with rust-resistant, nickeled heads.
Strings Treble: Twelve whole & one-half sizes from high-tensile Swedish steel. Bass: Swedish steel core wire wound with pure copper. Longest, Agraffe to bridge: 79 1/4" (201 cm)
Hammers Premium wool top felt over premium wool under felt; treated to resist insects and moisture. Compression-wired to retain permanent shape. Hard rock maple hammer moldings and shanks.
Dampers Horizontal-cut premium wool for effective dampening. Maple heads for endurance.
Action White, quarter-sawn maple parts are bushed with specially treated wool action cloth for freedom from friction. Parts are anchored in hard maple dowels housed in inflexible seamless brass tubing to assure precise & stable regulation. Exclusive single, combination phosphor bronze repetition & fly spring provides constant, crisp touch response. Specially designed to respond 14% faster fortissimo & 6% faster pianissimo by using an exclusive combination of half-round balance rail bearings and strategically placed key leads.
Keys European spruce, individually weighed-off. Chip-proof, stain-resistant coverings for naturals; slip-proof, delicately abraded ebonized sharps. Tough, durable Linden wood buttons reinforce keys over balance rail permitting maximum tonal power with every strike. Longest: 24 1/2" (62.2 cm)
Keybed Made from planks of stable, quarter-sawn spruce. Horizontal planks are freely mortised together, while their ends are permanently mortised into vertical planks made of birch, presenting a vented system for humidity escapement while allowing for necessary expansion and contraction. Front center is crowned contrasting the reverse-crowned action frame for snug fit. This design intensifies key movement and prevents "slapping" during heavy playing. Large maple dowel ends provide a solid mount for adjustable brass touch-regulating screws. Thickness: 1 3/4" (4.45 cm)
Pedals Heavy, solid brass polished & lacquered, or chrome or nickel plated.. Soft, sustaining, and full sostenuto.