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This specific grand piano has a luxury Maccassar Ebony finish that is Guaranteed to stand out and the sound of the grand piano is exceptional and unique.This would be perfect for a professional grand piano player
Steinway CROWN JEWEL - MODEL (5 ) (155cm) Maccassar Ebony
The one-piece continuous bent rim, 2 1/4" thick, is one of the most significant technicalinnovations in piano building. The rim provides the foundation for thebeauty, stability, and quality of each Steinway grand piano. The rim of the Steinway Model S is comprised of 10 layers of hard rock maple with both inner and outer rimbeing pressed together in a single operation which provides the structuralintegrity that enables a Steinway piano to endure for generations. This uniquerim construction has been an integral part of every Steinway grand pianosince it was developed and patented by Steinway & Sons in 1878.
The soundboard lies at the heart of a Steinway grand or upright piano,which is why great care is needed both in its design and in the selection of thewood. To meet the highest quality standards, only superior Sitka spruce witha regular grain and prescribed minimum number of annual growth rings isacceptable. The production of the Steinway Diaphragmatic Soundboard isbased on a 1936 patent to achieve optimum performance in dynamic range andmaximum sustain. Under this patent, the soundboard is gradually taperedfrom the center to the edge, permitting freedom of movement and creating asound of unparalleled richness, sonority, and sustain.
Created like the soundboard of violins to give a free and even response throughout the entire scale, the Steinway Model S soundboard is 8 mm thick in the center and tapers to 5 mm as it approaches the rim and outer case before being double crowned. The design permits complete freedom of movement while displacing a greater amount of air, creating a richer and more lasting tonal response. Close-grained, quarter-sawn Sitka spruce which has unusual stability and vibrance under stress and vibration is used exclusively for the soundboard.
The better the materials, the better the sound. Steinway & Sons constructsits soundboard bridges exclusively from vertically laminated hardwood with ahorizontal grain, capped with solid maple. Each bridge is notched by handfor precise, individual string-bearing. This design ensures optimal soundtransmission from the strings to the soundboard, resulting in a sustained,resonant tonecreating the inimitable Steinway Sound. In 1963, Steinwayintroduced the Hexagrip Pinblock, which is engineered to enable pianos tohold their tuning longer and with incredible precision.
The Hexagrip patented design features 7 laminations of quartered hardrock maple stock. Grain is symmetrically distributed at successive angles of 45┬║ and 90┬║, employing uniform grain direction around the circumference of the tuning pin to provide ultimate pin grippage. The exclusive design provides the tuning pin with smoother movement under torque, a more uniform retaining action, and a piano that holds its tuning longer.
Treble bridges are hard rock maple vertical laminations capped with solid hard rock maple; they are planed, graphite coated, drilled and notched by hand for precise individual string bearing, with a design defies splitting.
Up to 20 tons of string tension is being exerted within a piano at all times. It is the function ofthe cast iron plate to accommodate this extraordinary force and provide strength and stabilitythroughout the life of the piano. Steinway & Sons uses its own ΓÇ£bell-quality casting to supportthis string tension and reduce vibration, which in turn enhances the sound. This componentis so integral to the construction of a Steinway piano that Steinway & Sons owns and operates itsown foundry, which produces cast iron plates to its exacting specifications. The plate is sturdy gray iron; filled CNCΓÇômilled, and sealed; bronzed and lacquered.
Length: 5' 1" (155 cm)
Width: 57┬╛" (147 cm)
Net Weight: 540 pounds (252 kg)
3 solid spruce braces with a volume of 1,050 cu. in. (17,202 cm3); Spruce provides tensile strength with less weight. Maple dowels fasten braces to rim producing a single homogenous foundation upon which is built the entire tonal component. A cast iron treble bell, affixed to rim's underside at treble bend, holds plate firmly in position by means of a steel bolt. The steinway & sons iron wedge anchors brace ends securely to crossblock assuring permanent rim posture.
Overstrung; combination agraffe; Front AND rear duplex.
Tension: 32,332 lbs. (14,550 kg)
Made from durable, resinous sugar pine to assure strong and constant support of string down-bearing on the soundboard; rib ends are hand-fitted.
Premium blued steel; rust-resistant, nickeled heads
Treble: twelve whole & one-half sizes from high-tensile Swedish steel.
Bass: Swedish steel core wire wound with pure copper.
Longest:Agraffe/bridge: 45┬╜" (116 cm)
Premium wool top felt and under felt; treated to resist insects and moisture. Compression-wired to maintain permanent shape. Hard rock maple hammer moldings and shanks.
Horizontal-cut premium wool for effective dampening with maple heads for endurance.
European spruce, individually weighed-off. Chip-proof, stain-resistant coverings for naturals; slip-proof, adbraded ebonized sharps. Durable Linden wood buttons reinforce keys over balance rail, permitting maximum tonal power with every strike. Longest key: 19" (48.3 cm).
Made from planks of quarter-sawn spruce. Horizonal and vertical birch planks present a vented system for humidity escapement. Crowned and reverse-crowned action frame gives a snug fit, intensifies key movement and prevents ΓÇ£slapping during heavy playing. Large maple dowel ends provide a solid mount for adjustable brass touch-regulating screws. Thickness: 1┬╛" (4.45 cm).
Heavy, solid brass. Soft, sustaining, and full sostenuto.
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