Introducing the new Performance Edition II by Boston, featuring a Pomelle Sapele veneer on the inside rim (ebony pianos only), bronze-painted and lacquered plate, black felts, and a rescaled bass and treble strings.
The Boston PE II builds on the best-in-class features that Boston is known for, including a Hard Rock Maple inner rim and Octagrip™ pinblock. At 5′ 4″ (163 cm), the GP-163 Performance Edition is small enough to fit in any home, but possesses the sound of a much larger grand — thanks to its widetail design.
Length: 163 cm (5′ 4″)
Width: 151 cm (59 3/4″)
Height: 102 cm (40″)
Net Weight: 322 kg (709 lb)
High Polish: Ebony, Mahagony, Walnut Satin: Ebony, Walnut
Pomelle Sapele (on Ebony pianos) Matching Mahogany & Walnut Veneer on Mahogany & Walnut pianos & White Polish finish on White pianos
Solid brass — polished and lacquered.
Responsiveness. Precision. Intuitive grace. A superior musical instrument can be recognized by the degree to which it allows the player to express vision without interference — with nothing coming between the fingers on the keyboard and the music in the air.Such is the experience of playing a Boston. Designed by steinway & sons, employing the unique patents and expertise that have made the name steinway synonymous with excellence, the Boston line of grand and upright pianos represents a singular achievement in instrument building: a superior playing experience at a price level never before thought possible.
The Boston grand piano offers a larger soundboard in comparison to other pianos of the same length, due to its innovative “wide tail” design. This wider construction of the case means that a 5′ 10″ Boston grand has the same soundboard area as a typical 6′ 2″ grand piano, creating the power, richness, and feel of playing a much larger piano.
Each Boston grand piano soundboard is crafted of Sitka spruce, long proven to be the most resonant material available. Boston soundboards are solid (not laminated) and precisely tapered, which allows them to vibrate more freely.
In conjunction with a number of special technologies — unique patents of Steinway & Sons — the result is a powerful, sustained tone.
A low tension string scale design gives a fuller, richer, warmer tone by allowing more of the lower partials to sing.
It also has more sustain, is more powerful, has more dynamic range, and provides warmer and more mellow tones.
A Boston Performance Edition exclusive, eleven layers of hard-rock maple (used for its superior hardness, grain and stability properties) are glued in different grain angles of 60 degrees, keeping the tuning pins tight but allowing for fluid motion and enabling better quality and longer lasting
All-wood action parts, solid spruce keys, synthetic ivories and ebonies, and excellent action geometry work seamlessly together to move the hammers to the strings and create an excellent action-touch. The beautiful tone produced by the STEiNWAY-designed boston hammers enhances the action touch by rewarding the player with a beautiful tone.
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