Designed by STEINWAY & SONS, employing the unique patents and expertise that have made the STEINWAY synonymous with musical excellence, the BOSTON line of grands represent a singular achievement: a superior playing experience at a price level never before thought possible.
The best-in-class BOSTON grand just got even better. BOSTON’s new Performance Edition II now features a luxurious Pomelle Sapele veneer on the inside rim (on Ebony finish grands) and a stunning bronze-painted and lacquered plate. We’ve also upgraded to black felts for the plate, under the fallboard, and around the pedals. A rescaled bass and treble wire lower string tension provides increased sustain, better tone clarity, and a deeper, clearer bass.
The PE II also includes the major enhancements previously introduced with the original Performance Edition in 2009, including a maple inner rim (found only in the finest pianos) and the patented Octagrip™ pin block. In combination, these enhancements further elevate the Performance Edition II to a class by itself in the mid-price range.
The special case of the grand piano, called the rim, reveals the design legacy of steinway & sons behind the boston.
The rim contributes to the stability of the piano, offering support for the soundboard. The outer rim consists of several layers of mahogany, and the inner rim of the boston grand is made of hard rock maple. This high-quality hardwood is pressed with horizontally oriented grains, providing more stability, and exceptional power and richness of sound.
“You can hear the effects of the Steinway & Sons design from one end of the scale to the other.”
BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Featuring a maple inner rim and Octagrip pinblock, the GP-215 Performance Edition II is 7′ ½” (215 cm) in length, and the grand of choice for many institutions and festivals that boast mid-sized performance venues.
At 6′ 4″ (193 cm), the GP-193 Performance Edition II produces a powerful yet warm sound and is an excellent choice for teaching studios.
At 5′ 10″ (178 cm), the GP-178 Performance Edition II is the perfect grand for any teaching studio or music room.
At 5′ 4″ (163 cm), the GP-163 Performance Edition II is small enough to fit in any home, but possesses the sound of a much larger grand — thanks to its widetail design.
The smallest Boston grand by size at 5′ 1½” (156 cm), there is nothing small about the sound of GP-156 Performance Edition II, which benefits from a wide-tail design.
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