STEINWAY & SONS – MODEL A
Steinway&Sons Model ‘A’ – 188cm (6’2″)
Every Steinway piano has its own distinctive character, created by the combination of superior design and materials with fine hand craftsmanship. The fact that Steinway owners are so reluctant to part with their treasured piano is the best possible assurance that an investment in a steinway is one of the safest investments in a lifetime.
Description & Details
‘The Steinway piano is such an incomparable instrument. Due to its virtues, I am able to express all my musical feelings’
– Daniel Barenboim.
Since 1853 Steinway pianos have set an uncompromising standard for sound, touch, beauty and investment value. Every steinway piano is individually hand crafted from the finest materials available, with knowledge passed down through many generations. The results are a piano with a unique musical character and a proven history of financial appreciation which will last for generations. A Steinway piano is an enduring investment and we invite you to personally discover why it has become the standard by which all other pianos are judged.
Model S-155, the true Steinway ‘Baby Grand’ embodying all the same quality and design standards featured in every Steinway piano.
Made entirely from hard rock maple; 12 laminations; continuous bent, both inner & outer form one single rim; unequalled strength & stability. Thickness: 2 1/8″ (5.40 cm)
Revolutionary new music wire offers beautiful sustain and harmony.
It is music wire that actually creates sound of a piano. While affected by its matching with the hammers, soundboard and body of the piano, music wire has a profound effect on the timbre and sustain of the instrument. The CX Series utilizes music wire that produces a rich sound with a full complexity of overtones in its middle and upper registers. Coupled with the support from a solid foundation, this gives CX Series pianos a rich, harmonic sound.
3 solid spruce with a volume of 1,224 cu. in. (20,058cm3); Spruce provides tensile strength with less weight. Maple dowels fasten braces to rim & cross-block producing a single homogeneous foundation upon which is built the tonal component. Note: Treble bell is not required in smaller grands of lesser tensions.
Hexagrip patented design; 7 laminations of quartered hard rock maple stock. Grain symmetrically distributed at successive angles of 45° or 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.
Created like the soundboard of violins to give a free and even response throughout the entire scale, it is so constructed as to be 8 mm thick in the center and tapered to 5 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.
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.
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: Solid rock maple mounted to cantilevered and splined base. Maple doweled, glued, and screwed to soundboard.
Overstrung; combination agraffe; Front AND rear duplex. Tension: 32,332 lbs. (14,550 kg)
Sturdy gray iron; filled, hand-milled, and sealed; bronzed and lacquered.
Pins Premium blued steel with rust-resistant, nickeled heads.
TREBLE: Twelve whole & one-half sizes from high-tensile Swedish steel. BASS: Swedish steel core wire wound with pure copper. Longest, agraffe/bridge: 45 1/2″ (116 cm)
16.5-pound (7.48 kg) premium wool top felt over premium wool under felt; treated to resist insects and moisture. Compression-wired to retain permanent shape. Hard birch moldings. Shanks from select resilient maple.
Horizontal-cut premium wool for effective dampening. Maple heads for endurance.
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 and 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.
Bavarian 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: 19″ (48.3 cm)
Made from planks of stable, quarter-sawn spruce. Horizontal planks are freely mortised together, while their ends are permanently mortised into vertical planks, 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)
Heavy, solid brass. Soft, sustaining, and full sostenuto.
- Length: 188cm
- Width: 147cm
- Height: 102cm
- Weight: 315kg
- Ebonised Satin
- Ebonised High Gloss
- Mahogany High Gloss
- Walnut Satin
- Walnut High Gloss