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Boston Grand Pianos

Boston

Be inspired by Boston, which has gained a firm foothold in the global market since it's introduction.

With the introduction of Boston, designed by Steinway & Sons in 1992, Steinway was in the position to increase their offering of grand and upright pianos. For the first time, the company introduced top-quality instruments in the mid-price segment that feature numerous patents, classical Steinway characteristics, and incorporate the Steinway expertise and experience.  This design offers a longer lasting and better sounding piano than was ever possible before.

Applying a rigorous approach and exacting technological standards, Steinway developed grand and upright pianos that offer discerning pianists superb playing performance at an affordable price, giving many players the perfect introduction to the world of Steinway. With the “Steinway Promise,” apply the cost of your Boston toward your dream Steinway within ten years!

The Famous Steinway & Sons Design

Boston Grands

All Boston grand pianos share the wide tail design. This innovation by Steinway makes a wider case possible, to create a bigger soundboard area, giving the piano player the impression of playing on a larger piano. The result will please both the player and the listener with a richer sound experience.

The touch found on Boston grand pianos is extremely responsive, due to the Steinway-designed geometry found in the all-wood action fitted in each model. This sensitive and responsive touch along with the incredibly efficient soundboard allow for a dynamic range not found in far more expensive pianos.

Boston grand pianos feature a bracing system that ensures their durability and longevity by handling the tremendous tension in the most efficient way possible. This structural integrity can give Boston piano owners complete confidence that they will enjoy their piano for a lifetime.

Boston Uprights

Boston upright pianos are marvelous musical instruments that are the inspiration and the unique, proprietary design of Steinway & Sons. Each model features an all-wood action, with Steinway‑designed geometry that results in incredible sensitivity and responsiveness.

Each model also features a solid Sitka spruce soundboard, which is the most resonant material available for this purpose. The soundboard itself has been strategically designed so as to work as efficiently as possible, thus producing a rich and pleasing tone… with far longer sustain than many other upright pianos. The construction of these pianos (the size and strategic placement of the backposts being a perfect example) is such that if properly cared for, they will provide musical pleasure and enrichment for a lifetime.

Available in a variety of sizes and finishes, these pianos are a perfect addition to any musical or educational facility or home.The touch found on Boston grand pianos is extremely responsive, due to the Steinway-designed geometry found in the all-wood action fitted in each model. This sensitive and responsive touch along with the incredibly efficient soundboard allow for a dynamic range not found in far more expensive pianos.

Features

The Soundboard

Each Boston piano soundboard is crafted of Sitka spruce, long proven to be the most resonant material available. Boston soundboards are also 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.

Finishes

Fine veneers underlie the elegance of the Boston pianos — available in walnut and mahogany satin or polished finishes, as an alternative to the classic ebonized — all designed to delight the eye and enhance the player’s experience.

Less String Tension

In comparison to other pianos, the Boston has less string tension. This reduced string tension allows for a larger, tapered soundboard, creating longer sustain, and more singing quality in the tone (as well as longer piano life). A wealth of other engineering enhancements, including optimal placement of ribs, braces, and bridges, also contribute to the Boston’s superior tone and greater stability

Wide Tail Design

In comparison to other pianos of the same size, the Boston grand piano offers a larger soundboard area due to its innovative ``wide tail`` design. This wider construction of the case means that a 5'10`` Boston grand piano has the same soundboard area as a typical 6'2`` grand piano, creating the power, richness and feel of playing a much larger piano.

Rim

The special case of the grand piano, called the rim, clearly shows the design legacy of Steinway & Sons behind the Boston piano. The rim contributes to the stability of the piano, offering support for the soundboard. The best materials are necessary for this rigorous job: the outer rim consists of several layers of mahogany, and the inner rim of the Boston grand piano is made of hard rock maple. This highest quality hardwood is pressed with horizontally oriented grains, providing more stability, and exceptional richness of power and sound.

Action

The action of a Boston piano is based on the exclusive design from the Steinway action. It is made of all wood action parts and is characterized by a faster repetition, better stability and a heightened responsiveness which gives the player better control. The rosette-shaped, extruded aluminum action rail results in increased stabily and less frequent regulation.