Boston Acoustic Pianos By Steinway & Sons

Introduced in 1992 by Steinway and Sons, the Boston Piano has many of the Hallmarks of a Steinway piano but at a much more competitive mid range price. The Boston range of pianos includes both uprights and grands and is an ideal introduction to the world of Steinway and its superior sound.

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What is the difference between Boston and Steinway pianos?

Boston pianos were manufactured by Steinway to bridge the gap between quality and price. Steinway has long been synonymous with superior quality and performance but with even the least expensive pianos being tens of thousands of pounds, Steinway recognised that not every piano player could access a Steinway and Sons piano. The Boston Piano took several years of development to ensure that it had the Steinway sound at a more populist price point. The Boston line of pianos is now one of the best available, with sounds, features and quality that lasts.

Are Boston pianos good?

Boston pianos use principles and technology developed over decades. Boston pianos are incredibly durable and provide an exquisite sound and performance experience. Some of the main features of a Boston piano include: 

  • Radial bracing systems that encourage a longer life
  • A patented Octagrip pinblock made from 11 layers of hard rock maple
  • All wood action parts - not plastic
  • Tapered soundboard
  • Pear shaped hammers
  • Wide tailed design


These features, alongside many others, make Boston pianos incredibly good instruments to own and to play.

Are Boston pianos better than Kawai?

Kawai pianos are a more affordable piano and use carbon fibre and ABS plastic for their action parts. These materials can create stronger actions than all-wood parts and so may last longer without repair. Boston pianos are built according to the principles handed down by Steinway and Sons and are the most popular choice for many music schools and universities. Both brands offer incredible sound capabilities, are hard wearing and are adaptable to all levels of ability. Boston pianos come with the Steinway association while Kawai pianos are excellent mid range, mid price options that cover all bases. 

Are Boston pianos expensive?

A brand new Boston upright piano will start at around £10,000. Boston Grand Pianos are usually priced from about £22000. Although this may seem expensive, the quality and craftsmanship associated with a Boston piano makes it a very good investment. As Boston pianos are known for their ability to last many years, you can also purchase second hand or refurbished Boston pianos for around £5000-£6000. 

Which is the best Boston piano?

For elegance and performance, Boston Baby Grand Pianos are hard to match. The Boston Baby Grand Pianos have a slightly larger soundboard than other baby grands thanks to the wide tail design. This means 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. Boston upright pianos are more compact, yet offer the same even, well-rounded tone and high quality finish. They are the best piano when space is limited but you still want the timelessness of a Boston piano. 

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