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We offer the full range of new, Steinway & Sons pianos at our Leeds Showroom

Besbrode Pianos are sole agents for Steinway And Sons in Yorkshire

 
 
 
 
The Steinway Range of Pianos. Designed by Steinway And Sons.
 
 
 
"Since 1853 Steinway pianos have set an uncompromising standard for sound, touch, beauty and investment value. Every Steinway piano is individually handcrafted and takes over a year to build from the finest materials available, with knowledge passed down through many generations. A Steinway 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 pianos are the preferred choice of 9 out of 10 concert pianists."
 
Besbrode Pianos are able to offer the complete range of brand new Steinway pianos. We always have a selection of new Steinway grand and upright pianos ready to play at our showroom, however if you are looking for a specific model or finish, we recommend you contact us to ensure we have your model in store ready for you to try. Below we have outlined the specification for each Steinway piano model available and wood finishes available. All Steinway pianos are available in standard popular finishes. Steinway also offer a "Crown Jewel Collection", these are their piano models made from the most exquisite woods available in the world today. The owner of a Steinway Crown Jewel will own a work of art which is totally unique.
If you are interested in trying out what we believe to be the best pianos in the world, contact us for an appointment at our Leeds showroom. Call Steven Leeming on 0113 244 8344 or email info@besbrodepianos.com
 
 
 
 
 
Steinway Grand Piano : Model Specification  
 
Model A   |   Model B   |   Model C   |   Model D   |   Model M   |   Model O   |   Model S
Model V   |   Model K
 
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Steinway Model A Grand Piano

Steinway call this their "Parlour Grand". A smaller sized concert grand piano, intended for use in schools and colleges. A great choice when space is at a premium.

Available finishes in 2012:

Ebonised Satin  
Ebonised High Gloss  
Mahogany High Gloss  
Walnut Satin  
Walnut High Gloss  
Steinway call the Steinway Model A their
 
Crown Jewel Finishes:
African Pomele Mahogany  
Kewazinga Bubinga  
Cherry Satin Lustre  
East Indian Rosewood  
Santos Rosewood  
Macassar Ebony  
 
Weight:
  • 315kg ( 695 pounds )
Dimensions (cm):
  • Length: 188cm ( 6'2" ) Width: 147cm ( 57 3/4" ) Height: 102cm ( 40" )
 
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Steinway & Sons Model A grand piano : Technical Specification
 
The Rim:
The rim of the Steinway model A grand piano is made entirely from hard rock maple and mahogany; laminations; continuous bent, both inner & outer form one single rim; unequaled strength and stability.
 
Braces:
The Steinway model A grand piano has 4 braces made of solid spruce; 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 S & S iron wedge anchors brace ends securely to crossblock assuring permanent rim posture.
 
The Pinblock:
The Steinway model A grand piano incoporates the Hexagrip patented design; 6 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 which will hold its tuning longer.
 
Soundboard:
The soundboard on the Steinway model A grand piano is 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 6 mm as it approaches the rim 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:
The Ribs on the Steinway model A grand piano are made from durable spruce to assure strong and constant support of string down-bearing on the soundboard. Rib ends are hand-fitted into their mounting surfaces virtually locking in the important soundboard crown.
 
The Bridges:
The bridges on a Steinway model A grand piano are made accordingly: 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: Continuous with treble. Maple doweled, glued, and screwed to soundboard. .
 
Scale:
Overstrung; combination agraffe; Front AND rear duplex. Tension: 19,000 kg.
 
The Plate:
Sturdy grey iron; filled, CNC-milled, and sealed; bronzed and lacquered.
 
Tuning Pins:
Premium steel with rust-resistant, nickeled heads.
 
Strings:
TREBLE: from high-tensile Swedish and American steel. BASS: Swedish steel core wire wound with pure copper.
 
The Hammers:
Premium wool top felt over premium wool under felt; treated to resist insects. Compression-wired to retain permanent shape. Hard rock maple moldings. Shanks from select hornbean and maple.
 
Dampers:
Horizontal-cut premium wool for effective dampening. Bubinga 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 bubinga dowels housed in inflexible seamless brass tubing to assure precise & stable regulation. Exclusive single, combination phosphor bronze repetition and fly spring provides constant crisp touch response. 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. Front center is crowned contrasting the reverse-crowned action frame for snug fit. This design intensifies key movement and prevents "slapping" during heavy playing. Large beech dowel ends provide a solid mount for adjustable brass touch-regulating screws. Thickness: 1-3/4" (42 mm).
 
Pedals:
Heavy, solid brass. Soft, sustaining, and full sostenuto.
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If you are interested in trying out a brand new Steinway model A grand piano, why not come down to the showroom to give one a try. Contact us for prices.   Tel: 0113 244 8344   Email:info@besbrodepianos.com
 
 
 
 
 
Steinway Model B Grand Piano

Steinway call this their "Music Room Grand". It is created for a larger space with recital halls, auditoriums or recording studios in mind.

Available finishes in 2012:

Ebonised Satin  
Ebonised High Gloss  
Mahogany High Gloss  
Walnut Satin  
Walnut High Gloss  
Steinway call the Steinway Model B their Music Room Grand. It is created for a larger space with recital halls, auditoriums or recording studios in mind.
 
Crown Jewel Finishes:
African Pomele Mahogany  
Kewazinga Bubinga  
Cherry Satin Lustre  
East Indian Rosewood  
Santos Rosewood  
Macassar Ebony  
 
Weight:
  • Weight: 345kg ( 760 pounds )
Dimensions (cm):
  • Length: 211cm ( 6'10 1/2" ) Width: 148cm ( 58" )
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Steinway & Sons Model B grand piano : Technical Specification
 
The Rim:
The Steinway Model B rim is made entirely from hard rock maple; 16 laminations; continuous bent, both inner & outer form one single rim; unequaled strength & stability. Thickness: 2 3/4" (6.99 cm)
 
Braces:
4 solid spruce with a volume of 2,265 cu. in. (37,117cm3); 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 S & S iron wedge anchors brace ends securely to crossblock assuring permanent rim posture.
 
The Pinblock:
Hexagrip patented design; 7 laminations of quartered hardrock maple 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 8 mm thick in the center and tapered to 5 mm as it approaches the rim 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 spruce, a wood having unusual stability and vibrance under stress and vibration, is used exclusively for the soundboard.
 
Ribs:
Made from durable, resinous sugar pine to assure strong and constant support of string down-bearing on the soundboard. Rib ends are hand-fitted into their mounting surfaces virtually locking in the important soundboard crown.
 
The 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: Continuous with treble. Maple doweled, glued, and screwed to soundboard. .
 
Scale:
Overstrung; combination agraffe; Front AND rear duplex. Tension: 39,047 lbs. (17,571 kg)
 
The Plate:
Sturdy gray iron; filled, hand-milled, and sealed; bronzed and lacquered.
 
Tuning Pins:
Premium blued steel with rust-resistant, nickeled heads.
 
Strings:
TREBLE: Twelve whole & one-half sizes from high-tensile Swedish steel. BASS: Swedish steel core wire wound with pure copper. Longest, agraffe/bridge: 59 1/4" (151 cm)
 
The Hammers:
16.5-pound (7.48 kg) premium wool top felt over premium wool under felt; treated to resist insects and moisture. Compression-wired to retain permanent shape. Hard birch moldings. Shanks from select resilient maple.
 
Dampers:
Horizontal-cut premium wool for effective dampening. Maple heads for endurance.
 
Action:
White, quarter-sawn maple parts are bushed with specially treated wool action cloth for freedom from friction. Parts are anchored in hard maple dowels housed in inflexible seamless brass tubing to assure precise & stable regulation. Exclusive single, combination phosphor bronze repetition and fly spring provides constant crisp touch response. Specially designed to respond 14% faster fortissimo & 6% faster pianissimo by using an exclusive combination of half-round balance rail bearings and strategically placed key leads.
 
Keys:
Bavarian spruce, individually weighed-off. Chip-proof, stain-resistant coverings for naturals; slip-proof, delicately abraded ebonized sharps. Tough, durable Linden wood buttons reinforce keys over balance rail permitting maximum tonal power with every strike. Longest: 21" (53.3 cm)
 
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. Front center is crowned contrasting the reverse-crowned action frame for snug fit. This design intensifies key movement and prevents "slapping" during heavy playing. Large maple dowel ends provide a solid mount for adjustable brass touch-regulating screws. Thickness: 1-3/4" (4.45 cm)
 
Pedals:
Heavy, solid brass. Soft, sustaining, and full sostenuto.
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If you are interested in trying out a brand new Steinway model B grand piano, why not come down to the showroom to give one a try. Contact us for prices.   Tel: 0113 244 8344   Email:info@besbrodepianos.com
 
 
 
 
 Steinway Model C Grand Piano

The Steinway Model C is Steinway's Concert Grand Piano Model. This model is designed for smaller sized concert halls.

Available finishes in 2012:

Ebonised Satin  
Ebonised High Gloss  
The Steinway Model C is Steinway's Concert Grand Piano Model. This model is designed for smaller sized concert halls.
 
Weight:
  • Weight: 400kg
Dimensions (cm):
  • Length: 227cm ( 7'5" ) Width: 155cm ( 6'1" )
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If you are interested in trying out a brand new Steinway model C grand piano, why not come down to the showroom to give one a try. Contact us for prices.   Tel: 0113 244 8344   Email:info@besbrodepianos.com
 
 
 
Steinway Model D

The Steinway Model D is the orchestral Concert Grand Piano, The jewel of Steinway's crown.

Available finishes in 2012:

Ebonised Satin  
Ebonised High Gloss  
The Steinway Model D is the orchestral Concert Grand Piano, The jewel of Steinway's crown.
 
Weight:
  • Weight: 480kg ( 990 pounds )
Dimensions (cm):
  • Length: 274cm ( 8'11 3/4" ) Width: 156cm ( 6'1 1/4" )
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Steinway & Sons Model D grand piano : Technical Specification
 
The Rim:
The Steinway Model D rim is entirely made entirely from hard rock maple; 18 laminations; continuous bent, both inner & outer form one single rim; unequaled strength & stability. Exceptional richness of power and sound. Thickness: 3 1/4" (8.26 cm)
 
Braces:
5 solid spruce with a volume of 4,052 cu. in. (66,400cm3); 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 S & S iron wedge anchors brace ends securely to crossblock assuring permanent rim posture.
 
The Pinblock:
Hexagrip patented design; 7 laminations of quartered hardrock maple 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 6 mm as it approaches the rim 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 spruce, a wood having unusual stability and vibrance under stress and vibration, is used exclusively for the soundboard.
 
Ribs:
Made from durable, resinous sugar pine to assure strong and constant support of string down-bearing on the soundboard. Rib ends are hand-fitted into their mounting surfaces virtually locking in the important soundboard crown.
 
The 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: Continuous with treble. Maple doweled, glued, and screwed to soundboard.
 
Scale:
Overstrung; combination agraffe; Front AND rear duplex. Tension: 45,373 lbs. (20,418 kg)
 
The Plate:
Sturdy grey iron; filled, hand-milled, and sealed; bronzed and lacquered.
 
Tuning Pins:
Premium blued steel with rust-resistant, nickeled heads.
 
Strings:
TREBLE: Twelve whole & one-half sizes from high-tensile Swedish steel. BASS: Swedish steel core wire wound with pure copper. Longest, agraffe to bridge: 79 1/4" (201 cm)
 
The Hammers:
18.5-pound (8.39 kg) premium wool top felt over premium wool under felt; treated to resist insects and moisture. Compression-wired to retain permanent shape. Hard birch moldings. Shanks from select resilient maple.
 
Dampers:
Horizontal-cut premium wool for effective dampening. Maple heads for endurance.
 
Action:
White, quarter-sawn maple parts are bushed with specially treated wool action cloth for freedom from friction. Parts are anchored in hard maple dowels housed in inflexible seamless brass tubing to assure precise & stable regulation. Exclusive single, combination phosphor bronze repetition and fly spring provides constant crisp touch response. Specially designed to respond 14% faster fortissimo & 6% faster pianissimo by using an exclusive combination of half-round balance rail bearings and strategically placed key leads.
 
Keys:
Bavarian spruce, individually weighed-off. Chip-proof, stain-resistant coverings for naturals; slip-proof, delicately abraded ebonized sharps. Tough, durable Linden wood buttons reinforce keys over balance rail permitting maximum tonal power with every strike. Longest: 24 1/2" (62.2 cm)
 
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. Front center is crowned contrasting the reverse-crowned action frame for snug fit. This design intensifies key movement and prevents "slapping" during heavy playing. Large maple dowel ends provide a solid mount for adjustable brass touch-regulating screws. Thickness: 1-3/4" (4.45 cm)
 
Pedals:
Heavy, solid brass. Soft, sustaining, and full sostenuto.
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If you are interested in trying out a brand new Steinway model D grand piano, why not come down to the showroom to give one a try. Contact us for prices.   Tel: 0113 244 8344   Email:info@besbrodepianos.com
 
 
 
 
Steinway Model M Grand Piano

The Steinway Model M is a grand piano small enough to fit in your home or flat.

Available finishes in 2012:

Ebonised Satin  
Ebonised High Gloss  
Mahogany High Gloss  
Walnut Satin  
Walnut High Gloss  
The Steinway Model M is a grand piano small enough to fit in your home or flat.
 
Crown Jewel Finishes:
African Pomele Mahogany  
Kewazinga Bubinga  
Cherry Satin Lustre  
East Indian Rosewood  
Santos Rosewood  
Macassar Ebony  
 
Weight:
  • Weight: 275kg ( 560 pounds )
Dimensions (cm):
  • Length: 170cm ( 5'7" ) Width: 147cm ( 57" 3/4")
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Steinway & Sons Model M grand piano : Technical Specification
 
The Rim:
The Seinway Model M piano is made entirely from hard rock maple; 13 laminations; continuous bent, both inner & outer form one single rim; unequaled strength & stability. Thickness: 2 1/4" (5.72 cm)
 
Braces:
3 solid spruce with a volume of 1,659 cu. in. (27,186cm3); Spruce provides tensile strength with less weight. Maple dowels fasten braces to rim & crossblock producing a single homogenous foundation upon which is built the tonal component. Note: Treble bell is not required in smaller grands of lesser tensions.
 
The Pinblock:
Hexagrip patented design; 7 laminations of quartered hardrock maple 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 8 mm thick in the center and tapered to 5 mm as it approaches the rim 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 spruce, a wood having unusual stability and vibrance under stress and vibration, is used exclusively for the soundboard.
 
Ribs:
Made from durable, resinous sugar pine to assure strong and constant support of string down-bearing on the soundboard. Rib ends are hand-fitted into their mounting surfaces virtually locking in the important soundboard crown.
 
The 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 and splined base. Maple doweled, glued, and screwed to soundboard. .
 
Scale:
Overstrung; combination agraffe; Front AND rear duplex. Tension: 33,823 lbs. (15,040 kg)
 
The Plate:
Sturdy gray iron; filled, hand-milled, and sealed; bronzed and lacquered.
 
Tuning Pins:
Premium blued steel with rust-resistant, nickeled heads.
 
Strings:
TREBLE: Eleven whole & one-half sizes from high-tensile Swedish steel. BASS: Swedish steel core wire wound with pure copper. Longest, agraffe/bridge: 49 1/4" (125 cm)
 
The Hammers:
16.5-pound (7.48 kg) premium wool top felt over premium wool under felt; treated to resist insects and moisture. Compression-wired to retain permanent shape. Hard birch moldings. Shanks from select resilient maple.
 
Dampers:
Horizontal-cut premium wool for effective dampening. Maple heads for endurance.
 
Action:
White, quarter-sawn maple parts are bushed with specially treated wool action cloth for freedom from friction. Parts are anchored in hard maple dowels housed in inflexible seamless brass tubing to assure precise & stable regulation. Exclusive single, combination phosphor bronze repetition and fly spring provides constant crisp touch response. Specially designed to respond 14% faster fortissimo & 6% faster pianissimo by using an exclusive combination of half-round balance rail bearings and strategically placed key leads.
 
Keys:
Bavarian spruce, individually weighed-off. Chip-proof, stain-resistant coverings for naturals; slip-proof, delicately abraded ebonized sharps. Tough, durable Linden wood buttons reinforce keys over balance rail permitting maximum tonal power with every strike. Longest: 19" (48.3 cm)
 
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. Front center is crowned contrasting the reverse-crowned action frame for snug fit. This design intensifies key movement and prevents "slapping" during heavy playing. Large maple dowel ends provide a solid mount for adjustable brass touch-regulating screws. Thickness: 1-3/4" (4.45 cm)
 
Pedals:
Heavy, solid brass. Soft, sustaining, and full sostenuto.
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If you are interested in trying out a brand new Steinway model M grand piano, why not come down to the showroom to give one a try. Contact us for prices.   Tel: 0113 244 8344   Email:info@besbrodepianos.com
 
 
 
 
Steinway Model O Grand Piano

The Steinway Model O is a great grand piano for the professional musician. Still small enough to fit in smaller spaces.

Available finishes in 2012:

Ebonised Satin  
Ebonised High Gloss  
Mahogany High Gloss  
Walnut Satin  
Walnut High Gloss  
The Steinway Model O is a great grand piano for the professional musician. Still small enough to fit in smaller spaces.
 
Crown Jewel Finishes:
African Pomele Mahogany  
Kewazinga Bubinga  
Cherry Satin Lustre  
East Indian Rosewood  
Santos Rosewood  
Macassar Ebony  
 
Weight:
  • Weight: 280kg ( 616 pounds )
Dimensions (cm):
  • Length: 180cm ( 5'10 3/4" ) Width: 146.5cm ( 57 3/4" )
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Steinway & Sons Model O grand piano : Technical Specification
 
The Rim:
The Steinway Model O piano is made entirely from hard rock maple and mahogany; laminations; continuous bent, both inner & outer form one single rim; unequaled strength and stability.
 
Braces:
4 solid spruce; 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. The S & S iron wedge anchors brace ends securely to crossblock assuring permanent rim posture.
 
The Pinblock:
Hexagrip patented design; 6 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 6 mm as it approaches the rim 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 spruce to assure strong and constant support of string down-bearing on the soundboard. Rib ends are hand-fitted into their mounting surfaces virtually locking in the important soundboard crown.
 
The 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: Continuous with treble. Maple doweled, glued, and screwed to soundboard.
 
Scale:
Overstrung; combination agraffe; Front AND rear duplex. Tension: 19,000 kg.
 
The Plate:
Sturdy gray iron; filled, CNC-milled, and sealed; bronzed and lacquered.
 
Tuning Pins:
Premium steel with rust-resistant, nickeled heads.
 
Strings:
TREBLE: from high-tensile Swedish and American steel. BASS: Swedish steel core wire wound with pure copper.
 
The Hammers:
Premium wool top felt over premium wool under felt; treated to resist insects. Compression-wired to retain permanent shape. Hard kotibe moldings. Shanks from select hornbean and maple.
 
Dampers:
Horizontal-cut premium wool for effective dampening. Bubinga 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 maple dowels housed in inflexible seamless brass tubing to assure precise & stable regulation. Exclusive single, combination phosphor bronze repetition and fly spring provides constant crisp touch response. 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. Tough, durable Linden wood buttons reinforce keys over balance rail permitting maximum tonal power with every strike.
 
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. Front center is crowned contrasting the reverse-crowned action frame for snug fit. This design intensifies key movement and prevents "slapping" during heavy playing. Large beech dowel ends provide a solid mount for adjustable brass touch-regulating screws. Thickness: 1-3/4" (42 mm).
 
Pedals:
Heavy, solid brass. Soft, sustaining, and full sostenuto.
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If you are interested in trying out a brand new Steinway model O grand piano, why not come down to the showroom to give one a try. Contact us for prices.   Tel: 0113 244 8344   Email:info@besbrodepianos.com
 
 
 
 
Steinway Model S Baby Grand Piano

This is a small grand piano for home use when space is limited.

Available finishes in 2012:

Ebonised Satin  
Ebonised High Gloss  
Mahogany High Gloss  
Walnut Satin  
Walnut High Gloss  
The Steinway model S is a  small grand piano for home use when space is limited.
 
Crown Jewel Finishes:
African Pomele Mahogany  
Kewazinga Bubinga  
Cherry Satin Lustre  
East Indian Rosewood  
Santos Rosewood  
Macassar Ebony  
 
Weight:
  • Weight: 252kg ( 540 pounds )
Dimensions (cm):
  • Length: 155cm ( 5'1" ) Width: 146cm ( 57 1/2" )
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Steinway & Sons Model S grand piano : Technical Specification
 
The Rim:
The Steinway Modl S piano is made entirely from hard rock maple; 12 laminations; continuous bent, both inner & outer form one single rim; unequaled strength & stability. Thickness: 2 1/8" (5.40 cm)
 
Braces:
3 solid spruce with a volume of 1,224 cu. in. (20,058cm3); Spruce provides tensile strength with less weight. Maple dowels fasten braces to rim & crossblock producing a single homogenous foundation upon which is built the tonal component. Note: Treble bell is not required in smaller grands of lesser tensions.
 
The Pinblock:
Hexagrip patented design; 7 laminations of quartered hardrock maple 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 8 mm thick in the center and tapered to 5 mm as it approaches the rim 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 spruce, a wood having unusual stability and vibrance under stress and vibration, is used exclusively for the soundboard
 
Ribs:
Made from durable, resinous sugar pine to assure strong and constant support of string down-bearing on the soundboard. Rib ends are hand-fitted into their mounting surfaces virtually locking in the important soundboard crown.
 
The 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 and splined base. Maple doweled, glued, and screwed to soundboard.
 
Scale:
Overstrung; combination agraffe; Front AND rear duplex. Tension: 32,332 lbs. (14,550 kg)
 
The Plate:
Sturdy gray iron; filled, hand-milled, and sealed; bronzed and lacquered.
 
Tuning Pins:
Pins Premium blued steel with rust-resistant, nickeled heads.
 
Strings:
TREBLE: Twelve whole & one-half sizes from high-tensile Swedish steel. BASS: Swedish steel core wire wound with pure copper. Longest, agraffe/bridge: 45 1/2" (116 cm)
 
The Hammers:
16.5-pound (7.48 kg) premium wool top felt over premium wool under felt; treated to resist insects and moisture. Compression-wired to retain permanent shape. Hard birch moldings. Shanks from select resilient maple.
 
Dampers:
Horizontal-cut premium wool for effective dampening. Maple heads for endurance.
 
Action:
White, quarter-sawn maple parts are bushed with specially treated wool action cloth for freedom from friction. Parts are anchored in hard maple dowels housed in inflexible seamless brass tubing to assure precise & stable regulation. Exclusive single, combination phosphor bronze repetition and fly spring provides constant crisp touch response. Specially designed to respond 14% faster fortissimo & 6% faster pianissimo by using an exclusive combination of half-round balance rail bearings and strategically placed key leads.
 
Keys:
Bavarian spruce, individually weighed-off. Chip-proof, stain-resistant coverings for naturals; slip-proof, delicately abraded ebonized sharps. Tough, durable Linden wood buttons reinforce keys over balance rail permitting maximum tonal power with every strike. Longest: 19" (48.3 cm)
 
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. Front center is crowned contrasting the reverse-crowned action frame for snug fit. This design intensifies key movement and prevents "slapping" during heavy playing. Large maple dowel ends provide a solid mount for adjustable brass touch-regulating screws. Thickness: 1-3/4" (4.45 cm)
 
Pedals:
Heavy, solid brass. Soft, sustaining, and full sostenuto.
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Steinway Model K Upright Piano

A large, powerful upright.

Available finishes in 2012:

Ebonised Satin  
Ebonised High Gloss  
Mahogany High Gloss  
Walnut Satin  
Walnut High Gloss  
The Steinway Model K, a large, powerful upright.
 
Weight:
  • Weight: 305kg
Dimensions (cm):
  • Height: 132cm Width: 152.5cm Depth: 68cm
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Steinway Model V Upright Piano

A first-step, smaller upright of unmistakable Steinway quality.

Available finishes in 2012:

Ebonised Satin  
Ebonised High Gloss  
Mahogany High Gloss  
Walnut Satin  
Walnut High Gloss  
A first-step, smaller upright of unmistakable Steinway quality.
 
Weight:
  • Weight: 267kg
Dimensions (cm):
  • Height: 125cm Width: 152.5cm Depth: 67.5cm
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