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This specific grand piano has a luxury ebonised satin 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
┬áSteinway MODEL ΓÇÿSΓÇÖ (5ΓÇÖ 1ΓÇØ) (155cm) Grand Piano Ebonised Satin
The one-piece continuous bent rim, 2 1/4" thick, is one of the most significant technical┬áinnovations in piano building. The rim provides the foundation for the┬ábeauty, stability, and quality of each Steinway grand piano. The rim of the Steinway Model S is comprised of 10 layers of hard rock maple ΓÇö with both inner and outer rim┬ábeing pressed together in a single operation┬á which provides the structural┬áintegrity that enables a Steinway piano to endure for generations. This unique┬árim construction has been an integral part of every Steinway grand piano┬ásince it was developed and patented by Steinway & Sons in 1878.
The soundboard lies at the heart of a Steinway grand or upright piano,┬áwhich is why great care is needed both in its design and in the selection of the┬áwood. To meet the highest quality standards, only superior Sitka spruce with┬áa regular grain and prescribed minimum number of annual growth rings is┬áacceptable. The production of the Steinway Diaphragmatic Soundboard is┬ábased on a 1936 patent to achieve optimum performance in dynamic range and┬ámaximum sustain. Under this patent, the soundboard is gradually tapered┬áfrom the center to the edge, permitting freedom of movement and creating a┬ásound of unparalleled richness, sonority, and sustain.┬á
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 ΓÇö which has unusual stability and vibrance under stress and vibration ΓÇö is used exclusively for the soundboard.
The better the materials, the better the sound. Steinway & Sons constructs┬áits soundboard bridges exclusively from vertically laminated hardwood with a┬áhorizontal grain, capped with solid maple. Each bridge is notched by hand┬áfor precise, individual string-bearing. This design ensures optimal sound┬átransmission from the strings to the soundboard, resulting in a sustained,┬áresonant toneΓÇöcreating the inimitable Steinway Sound. In 1963, Steinway┬áintroduced the Hexagrip Pinblock, which is engineered to enable pianos to┬áhold their tuning longer and with incredible precision.┬á
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 of┬áthe cast iron plate to accommodate this extraordinary force and provide strength and stability┬áthroughout the life of the piano. Steinway & Sons uses its own ΓÇ£bell-qualityΓÇØ casting to support┬áthis string tension and reduce vibration, which in turn enhances the sound. This component┬áis so integral to the construction of a Steinway piano that Steinway & Sons owns and operates its┬áown 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)┬á
Width: 57┬╛" (147 cm)┬á
Net Weight: 540 pounds (252 kg)┬á
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:┬áAgraffe/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£slappingΓÇØ 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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