Boston PE Piano


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Experience the new Boston PE Piano that features exclusive new materials, specifications and enhancements recently customized for this popular line of Steinway Designed Pianos.

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Boston PE Piano

  2. 2. About Boston Pianos <ul><li>The Steinway designed Boston Piano — long unrivaled in its class and unmatched in value — has been significantly enhanced with the introduction of the new Performance Edition. </li></ul><ul><li>The Boston Performance Edition features improvements in materials, specifications, and performance never before seen in the mid-price range. </li></ul>THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  3. 3. Boston UP-132PE Ebony Polish
  4. 4. A superior musical instrument can be recognized by the degree to which allows the player to express his or her unique vision without interference - as if nothing stands between the fingertips, and the notes that hang in the air. The Creative Journey Begins by Striking a Single Key THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  5. 5. Boston GP-163PE Mahogany Polish
  6. 6. We Achieve Our Own Goals Only <ul><li>A synthesis of high-technology and the highest musical standards, the Boston Piano began as a challenge: to create a piano with a level of performance and quality far superior to any instrument in its price range. </li></ul>THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE When We Surpass Them
  7. 7. Boston GP-215PE Ebony Polish
  8. 8. Space Becomes More Precious When It Is Filled With Your Own Personality <ul><li>Whether a player’s goal is to dazzle a concert hall, or simply to explore the joys of music in his or her own home, each Steinway designed Boston piano has been created to bring genuine world-class tone and responsiveness within reach. </li></ul>THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  9. 9. Boston GP-163PE Mahogany Polish
  10. 10. A Stronger Foundation, For Superior Development <ul><li>By providing the musician with a greater level of responsiveness, tone and playability, the Boston piano allows a player of any skill level to discover and develop his or her full potential. </li></ul>THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  11. 11. Boston GP-178PE Ebony Polish
  12. 12. Pleasing To The Eye, As Well As The Ear <ul><li>Fine Veneers underlie the elegance of the Boston pianos - available in walnut and mahogany satin or polished finishes, as an alternative to the classical ebonized - all designed to delight the eye and enhance the player’s experience. </li></ul>THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  13. 13. Boston GP-178PE Walnut Satin
  14. 14. A New World of Musical Creativity <ul><li>When you first touch the keys of a Boston piano, be prepared for an entirely new experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Unexpected power suddenly fills the room. The sound is full, rich, and beautifully balanced. </li></ul>THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  15. 15. Boston GP-156PE Ebony Satin
  16. 16. The Steinway Promise <ul><li>Every Boston is backed by the Steinway Promise. If you decide to trade in your Boston piano for a new Steinway & Sons grand piano at any time within ten years, you will receive a trade-in credit equal to the original purchase price*. </li></ul>*Restrictions Apply THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  17. 17. A Satisfying Musical Experience Begins With A Strong Foundation <ul><li>Specifications, </li></ul><ul><li>Features & </li></ul><ul><li>Advancements </li></ul>THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  18. 18. THE RIM
  19. 19. THE RIM <ul><li>The rim contributes to the stability of the piano, offering support for the soundboard. </li></ul><ul><li>The best materials are necessary for this rigorous job: the outer rim consists of several layers of mahogany, and the inner rim of the Boston grand piano is made of maple.  </li></ul>THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  20. 20. The Rim Maple Inner Rim Mahogany Outer Rim The high-quality hardwood is pressed with horizontally oriented grains, providing more stability, and exceptional richness of power and sound. THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  21. 21. Advantages of Maple Inner Rim <ul><li>Improves Tone </li></ul><ul><li>Pressed with horizontally oriented grains </li></ul><ul><li>Maple is harder and more dense than other woods </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a more substantial foundation for the soundboard than Luan </li></ul><ul><li>Provides greater power stability and dynamic range </li></ul>THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  22. 22. THE OCTAGRIP PINBLOCK U.S. PAT. 7,518,046
  23. 23. THE OCTAGRIP PINBLOCK <ul><li>One of many proprietary Steinway innovations, the patented Octagrip pinblock can only be found in Boston pianos. </li></ul><ul><li>The Octagrip pinblock is made of 11 layers of hard rock maple - glued in different grain angles of degrees - affording the tuning pins greater stability under tension and enabling the piano to stay in tune longer. </li></ul>THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  24. 24. What are the Benefits of the Octogrip Pinblock Octogrip Pinblock <ul><li>Lower Tuning Torque </li></ul><ul><li>Smoother Pin Turn </li></ul><ul><li>More accurate and Stable </li></ul>100% all maple laminations Eleven multi-directional plies Grain grips pins from 8 different directions Similar design to Steinway Hexagrip® pinblock Awarded Patent 4/14/09 THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  25. 25. THE STRINGS
  26. 26. THE STRINGS <ul><ul><li>Mapes Strings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The same strings used in Steinway piano </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Double blind tonal test proved that Mapes strings sound better, providing richer, deeper, more resonant tone than the Kawai-made bass strings which were previously used on Boston pianos. </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. THE PLATE
  28. 28. THE PLATE <ul><li>Every single piece of the piano vibrates when being played - except the plate, which is dedicated to a single function: ensuring total stability. </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks to a special grey-iron material developed by Steinway and its special vacuum fabrication - the plate can withstand the enormous string tension of several tons. </li></ul>THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  29. 29. THE HAMMERS
  30. 30. THE HAMMERS <ul><li>Each of the 88 keys of a grand or upright piano transmits its movement to a small, felt-covered wooden hammer which strikes one, two or three strings. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1880, Steinway & Sons introduced pear-shaped hammers with reinforced shoulders and metal ligatures to ensure superior stability and a more powerful sound.  </li></ul><ul><li>This exclusive Steinway & Sons design is also part of the Boston grand piano and upright pianos. </li></ul>THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  31. 31. THE ACTION
  32. 32. THE ACTION <ul><li>No other component of a grand or upright piano is as critical to playing performance as the &quot;action&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>Only a flawlessly made action can offer the piano player the greatest level of expressiveness. </li></ul><ul><li>It is made of wood and is characterized by a faster repetition, better stability and a heightened responsiveness which gives the player better control. </li></ul><ul><li>The rosette-shaped, extruded aluminum action rail results in increased stability and less frequent regulation. </li></ul>THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  33. 33. THE DUPLEX SCALE <ul><li>One of the most famous inventions of Steinway, the 1872 duplex scale provides Boston grand pianos with a full, beautiful sustained tone.  </li></ul><ul><li>The Boston duplex scale adds a harmonic richness of tone and a variety in sound to the instruments.  </li></ul><ul><li>Once lauded by the well-known physicist and acoustics specialist Hermann von Helmholts, every owner of a Boston grand piano can enjoy the richer tone and longer sustain made possible by the Boston duplex scale. </li></ul>THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  34. 34. THE BRIDGES
  35. 35. THE BRIDGES <ul><li>The soundboard bridges of the Boston Grand and upright pianos are based on the same soundboard bridges first patented by Steinway in 1880.  </li></ul><ul><li>They are made of vertically laminated hard rock maple with a solid maple cap which allows for optimum sound transmission.  </li></ul><ul><li>The result is a batter sound, and increased volume. </li></ul>THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  36. 36. THE BRIDGES Grands Treble: Vertically Laminated Hard Maple and Mahogany Solid Hard Rock Maple Cap Bass: Solid Hard Rock Maple Verticals Treble and Bass Bridges are of Solid Hard Rock Maple THE BRIDGES THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  38. 38. Superior Wood For Excellent Sound <ul><li>Each Boston piano soundboard is crafted of solid Sitka spruce, long proven to be the most resonant materials available. </li></ul><ul><li>Boston soundboards are also precisely tapered, which allows them to vibrate more freely. </li></ul><ul><li>In conjunction with a number of special technologies - unique patents of Steinway & Sons - the result is a powerful, sustained tone. </li></ul>THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  39. 39. THE SOUNDBOARD <ul><li>The soundboard is the soul of the instrument.  Therefore, it is essential to pay close attention to the construction and the selection of the materials.  </li></ul><ul><li>Only the finest, straight-grained sitka spruce, with a minimum of 8 annual growth rings per inch, is used to construct the Boston piano's soundboard. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on a Steinway design from 1936, the Boston soundboard is not uniformly thick, but rather is tapered to vibrate more freely and provide more volume. </li></ul>THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  41. 41. THE WIDE-TAIL DESIGN <ul><li>All Boston grand pianos share the wide tail design. </li></ul><ul><li>This innovation by Steinway makes a wider case possible, to create a bigger soundboard area, giving the piano player the impression of playing on a larger piano. </li></ul><ul><li>The result will please both the player and the listener with a richer sound. </li></ul>THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  42. 42. The Construction Creates Resonance <ul><li>In comparison to other pianos of the same size, the Boston grand piano offers a larger soundboard due to its innovative “wide tail” design. </li></ul><ul><li>This wider construction of the case means that 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. </li></ul>THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  43. 44. Boston Upright Pianos
  44. 45. The Same Standard of Excellence, in A Grand or Upright <ul><li>Even if you don’t have the space for a grand piano, Boston upright pianos offer the same standards of excellence which characterize all instruments designed by Steinway & Sons. A Boston upright will give you the same opportunities to express your musical skill. </li></ul>THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE
  45. 46. Upper panel swings and folds forward, creating a wide music desk like the Steinway K-52. Offering superior sound escapement Upper Panel
  46. 47. New Slow-Fall Hardware For Key Cover
  47. 48. New Brass Casters THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE Old Style - Painted Steel Performance Edition- Solid brass
  48. 49. All Performance Edition grands and uprights will have synthetic ivory white and black coverings
  49. 50. THE BOSTON <ul><li>With the Boston piano, you have the freedom to express yourself as softly, as loudly, as fluidly as you wish - with no barriers to your passion or style. </li></ul><ul><li>This freedom can form the strongest possible foundation for a quality musical education, unleashing the potential of new students and veteran players alike. </li></ul>THE SOUND OF EXPERIENCE PERFORMANCE EDITON
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