Boston Boston UP118E PE Upright Acoustic Piano | Polished Ebony

Code: Boston UP118E PE Upright Acoustic Piano | Polished Ebony
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Boston UP118E PE Upright Acoustic Piano |Polished Ebony

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Boston UP118E PE Upright Acoustic Piano |Polished Ebony
We are proud  to present for sale the Boston UP118E PE Performance Edition Upright Piano in a beautiful Polished Ebony finish. This is a superb upright piano in every way. It has a lovely sound and a fantastic very easy to play, well balanced keyboard. This piano is perfect for any level of player and would be suitable for any home. The Boston series of pianos is part of the world renowned Steinway & Sons piano makers. Steinway & Sons make pianos like no other piano maker and the Boston series are designed by Steinway & Sons themselves and use exclusive features that can only be found in Steinway & Sons pianos. One of these fantastic features was designed in the year 1936 by Steinway & Sons and it is the diaphragmatic soundboard, which was designed to be thicker in the middle and gently tapered to the edges. The Boston soundboard on this piano has that design, making the piano vibrate more freely, resulting in a richer, fuller tone. Externally the cabinet looks amazing with an opening 'top-door panel' (that the 'soft key-fall' sits inside) that allows more harmonics and resonance, as well as a unique and beautiful look. It has traditional legs and brass finishes as you would expect. The attention to detail both internally and externally are second to none. This piano is a pleasure to play with a great tone, amazing harmonics and one of the best key actions I have ever played. I think this piano is excellent value for money.
Graham Blackledge - Rimmers Music

Height: 118cm
Width: 151cm
Depth: 60cm

The Boston 118E Performance Edition combines the best in beauty and performance in an affordable piano. At a height of 46½ inches (118 cm) and a depth of 23½ inches (60 cm), the  small profile allows you to fit this piano into almost any room.

Designed by Steinway & Sons, employing the unique patents and expertise that have made the Steinway heritage synonymous with musical excellence, the Boston line of grand and upright pianos captures the Steinway DNA and represents a singular achievement in instrument-building: a superior playing experience at a price level never before thought possible.
Boston UP-118E EP

Piano features:

Rim/BackframeMahogany foot-piece soundboard lining and backboard. Specially-designed grand-type mahogany closing rim; unequaled vertical strength and stability and improved acoustics. Backposts have staggered spacing to enhance tone and provide support where needed.
Braces/PostsFull-length laminated mahogany posts assure that the backframe will remain straight and consistent and tuning will remain stable. Mahogany fill-blocks between posts at the top and bottom of the backframe, capped with a mahogany backboard for positive vertical alignment. Solid filler blocks (no hollow spots). 5 posts. Total cross sectional area: 400 cm2 (62 in2). Thickness of post: 8 cm. Width of post: 10 cm
PinblockOctagripΓäó pinblock made of 11 layers of hard rock maple ΓÇô glued in different grain angles of 60 degrees ΓÇô affording the tuning pins greater stability under tension and enabling the piano to stay in tune longer.
SoundboardClose and straight-grain solid (not laminated) Sitka spruce. Minimum 3 annual growth rings per cm (minimum 8 per inch). Tapered from treble to bass, to provide a rich tone in the bass, and a brilliant and crisp tone in the treble, creating a well-balanced and lasting tonal response. Tapered from 9 mm to 8 mm. Vibrating area: 1.11 m2 (1,721 in2). Closing rim evens out the soundboards response to all frequencies, eliminating ΓÇ£hotΓÇØ spots. Emulates shape of grand soundboard.
RibsMade from durable spruce to assure strong and constant support of the strings bearing down on the soundboard. Ribs are fully let-in to the liner to support the important soundboard crown and prevent the piano from losing its tone. Number of ribs: 10
BridgesTreble: Solid maple, curved to fit the crown of the soundboard. Bass: Solid maple mounted to cantilevered base. Doweled, glued, and screwed to soundboard. One continuous base and treble bridge.
ScaleOverstrung: Lower tension scale for longer sustaining tone and longer life of the whole piano. 17,425 kg (38,415 lb) tension.
PlateCast from grey iron, bronze-painted and lacquered. Vacuum cast.
Tuning PinsNickel-plated steel, cut threaded.
StringsTreble: Highest grade steel (in half size increments). Number of sizes: 14. Lowest tenor note: 28. Bass: Steel core wire wound with solid copper. Number 1 speaking length: 115.0 cm (45.3ΓÇØ)
HammersPremium wool topfelt over premium wool underfelt. Weight of topfelt: 9.4 kg (20.8 lb). Compression-wired to retain permanent shape. Mahogany moldings. Hammer-shanks from select resilient maple or horn-beam. Computer-designed pear-shaped hammers with reinforced shoulders result in superior tone, increased durability and greater voicing ability.
ActionSolid maple (all wood, no plastic) for all moving parts. Extruded aluminum action rails for increased stability and less frequent regulation. Dependable direct-blow design.
KeysGenuine spruce, individually balanced and weighted. Synthetic ivory and ebony key covers. Length of key: 34.8 cm (13.7ΓÇØ).
KeybedMade from laminated hardwood. Strong, rugged construction provides a solid mount for the keyframe and action allowing for precise and prolonged action regulation. Keybed thickness is 42 mm.
KeyframeSpruce with hardwood inserts in the balance rail and front rail for added stability.
PedalsHeavy solid castings. Soft (half-blow), damper (sustaining), and muffler.
OtherMusic desk: Professional music desk. Two-position upper panel for tone escapement and solid music support. Fallboard: Soft fall fallboard. Casters: Solid brass casters.Locks: No locks. PropSticks: Top prop sticks.

More About the Boston UP-118E PE...
The Boston 118E Performance Edition combines the best in beauty and performance in an affordable piano. At a height of 46½ inches (118 cm) and a depth of 23½ inches (60 cm), the  small profile allows you to fit this piano into almost any room.

Designed by Steinway & Sons, employing the unique patents and expertise that have made the Steinway heritage synonymous with musical excellence, the Boston line of grand and upright pianos captures the Steinway DNA and represents a singular achievement in instrument-building: a superior playing experience at a price level never before thought possible.

Boston UP-118E EP also features

  • Octagrip® Pinblock
  • Tapered Solid Spruce Soundboard
  • Massive Staggered Backposts
  • All Wooden Action Parts
  • Mute Pedal
  • Brass Casters
  • Polished Brass Hardware
  • Slow-Fall Fallboard
  • Rotating Upper Panel Enhances Tone
  • Longer Music Rest Supports More Music
  • Classic Coved Top
  • Synthetic Ivory and Ebony Key Covers
  • Lower Tension String Scale for Increased Tonal Clarity, Depth, & Sustain
  • Ebony, Walnut and Mahogany Polish Finishes and Ebony and Walnut Satin Finishes

Design
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.

Soundboard/Backposts
High-grade, straight-grained, quarter-sawn spruce is used for the soundboard's resonant qualities and high strength-to-mass ratio. The soundboard is solid and not laminated, which creates the best resonance and projection of sound. In 1936, Steinway patented the diaphragmatic soundboard, which was designed to be thicker in the middle and gently tapered to the edges. The Boston soundboard has tapered thickness from bass to treble. A thinner soundboard in the bass area vibrates more freely, resulting in a richer, fuller tone. 

Boston backposts are massive — providing a solid foundation for the resonating soundboard and tensioned vibrating strings, thus helping create a beautiful tone. Boston backpost locations are staggered — located where the string tension is greatest, instead of neatly equidistant. Massive staggered backposts help provide superb tone and maximum stability, ensuring the piano will last, tunings will be more stable, and piano tone will be enhanced for the years and decades to come.

String Scale
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.

Pinblock
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 tunings.

Action/Hammers
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.

Specifications

Dimensions

Height: 118 cm (46½")
Width: 151 cm (59¼")
Depth: 60 cm (23½")
Net Weight: 251 kg (553 lb)

Encasement

Cabinet Style
European

Finish
High Polish: Ebony, Mahogany, Walnut
Satin: Ebony, Walnut

Hardware
Solid brass — polished and lacquered

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