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Steinway & Sons – Model K

Steinway&Sons Model K. Every Steinway&Sons piano has its own distinctive character, created by the combination of superior design and materials with fine hand craftsmanship.

Every Steinway&Sons piano has its own distinctive character, created by the combination of superior design and materials with fine hand craftsmanship. The fact that Steinway&Sons owners are so reluctant to part with their treasured piano is the best possible assurance that an investment in a steinway is one of the safest investments in a lifetime.

‘The Steinway piano is such an incomparable instrument. Due to its virtues, I am able to express all my musical feelings’ Daniel Barenboim

Since 1853 Steinway&Sons pianos have set an uncompromising standard for sound, touch, beauty and investment value. Every Steinway&Sons piano is individually handcrafted from the finest materials available, with knowledge passed down through many generations. The results are a piano with a unique musical character and a proven history of financial appreciation which will last for generations. A Steinway&Sons piano is an enduring investment and we invite you to personally discover why it has become the standard by which all other pianos are judged.

Steinway&Sons Model K. The ultimate upright piano. A favourite with teachers and other professionals. The model ‘K’ offers power and tone far superior to many grand pianos.

Back
Back frame solid beech mortised foot-piece. Solid beech soundboard lining. Solid maple closing blocks with expansion cuts; unequaled vertical strength and stability.

Braces
Posts: 5 full-length tapered solid spruce; assures that backframe will remain straight and consistent and stable tuning. Strategically positioned with bottom ends tenoned into beech foot-piece for positive vertical alignment. Spruce fill-blicks between posts at top of backframe capped with solid beech backing board for positive horizontal alignment.

Pinblock
Hexagrip patented design; 4 laminations of quartered hardrock maple and bubinga stock. Grain symmetrically distributed at successive angles of 45° or 90° employing grain direction uniformly around the circumference of the tuning pin to provide the ultimate in pin grippage. As a result of this exclusive design, the tuning pin has smoother movement under torque, a more uniform retaining action for solid setting, and a piano which will hold its tuning longer.

Soundboard
Created like the soundboard of violins to give a free and even response throughout the entire scale, it is so constructed as to be 9 mm thick in the center and tapered to 5,6 mm as it approaches the back and outer case before being DOUBLE CROWNED. This design permits complete freedom of movement, while acting as a homogenous unit to displace a greater amount of air, thereby creating a richer and more lasting tonal response. Close-grained, quarter-sawn Sitka or European spruce, a wood having unusual stability and vibrance under stress and vibration, is used exclusively for the soundboard.

Ribs
Made from durable, resinous spruce to assure strong and constant support of string down-bearing on the soundboard. Rib ends are fitted into their mounting surfaces virtually locking in the important soundboard crown.

Bridges
Treble: Hard rock maple vertical laminations capped with solid hard rock maple; planed to prescribed height, graphite coated, drilled, and notched by hand for precise individual string bearing. Design defies splitting. Bass: Solid rock maple mounted to cantilevered at splined base. Maple doweled, glued, and screwed to soundboard.

Scale
Overstrung; Front duplex. Tension: 15,000 kg.

Plate
Sturdy gray iron; filled, hand-milled, and sealed; bronzed and lacquered.

Tuning pins
Premium steel with rust-resistant, nickeled heads.

Strings
TREBLE: Swedish and American steel. BASS: Swedish steel core wire wound with pure copper.

Hammers
Premium wool top felt over premium wool under felt; treated to resist insects. Compression-wired to retain permanent shape. Hard walnut moldings. Shanks from select hornbean.

Dampers
Horizontal-cut premium wool for effective dampening. Maple heads for endurance.

Action
White, quarter-sawn hornbean parts are bushed with specially treated wool action cloth for freedom from friction. Parts are anchored in hard wood rails. Dependable Direct-Blow design permits ALL parts of the action to lie above the capstan screws. Specially designed to respond 14% faster fortissimo and 6% faster pianissimo.

Keys
European spruce, individually weighed-off. Chip-proof, stain-resistant coverings for naturals; slip-proof, delicately abraded ebonized sharps.

Keybed
Made from planks of stable, quarter-sawn spruce. Horizontal planks are freely mortised together, while their ends are permanently mortised into vertical planks, presenting a vented system for humidity escapement while allowing for necessary expansion and contraction. Hand-milled to be flat and true correlating with keyframe for snug fit. Strong, rugged construction provides a solid mount for keyframe and action allowing for precise and prolonged action regulation.

Pedals
Heavy, solid brass. Soft, sustaining, and full sostenuto.

• Height 132cm

• Lenght 150cm

• Depth 67cm

• Weight 273kg

Available finishes

• Ebonised Satin

• Ebonised High Gloss

• Mahogany High Gloss

• Walnut High Gloss

• Pommele Mahogany

Prices on Application.

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