Steingraeber & Sons is constantly optimizing design and materials. We have our in-house computer programs, but we also have standing partnerships with the Universities of Bayreuth and Erlangen, and with the Zentrum Neue Materialien in Bayreuth.
It has been proven that only examination under microscope can guarantee the highest quality of woods. The photo (at left, below) shows a disqualifying crack from drying. Moreover,
only the best spruce trees are purchased, those grown at min. 800 m (2,624 ft.) above sea level and sheltered from the wind for 150+ years. Of these, only 8% find their way into a piano,
the remaining 92% being discarded!
Wolfgang Schäffler (left) and Lothar Thomma, two of over 30 innovative staff members of Steingraeber.
Steingraeber & Söhne now offers a new pedal for an old purpose: the ideal sound! A project of Prof. Jura Margulis und Steingraeber & Sons Bayreuth. More...
World uniqueness: Una corda and half-blow in just 1 pedal!
A system by Mr. Richard Dain, Hurstwood Farm Pianos, England. More...
Magnetic fallback without jack springs
Actions of grand pianos and upright pianos are totally different. Actions in grand pianos, for example, allow quick repetitions. The SFM action offers the ergonomic qualities of grand piano mechanisms in upright pianos. More...
Carbon fibre is climate resistant, extremely dynamic and almost permanently stable
This wood substitute is ideal in extreme climates, e.g., on board ships or in the desert. Richard Dain developed the raw material, Steingraeber & Sons the processing technology and acoustic installation with three options. More...
B-192 - A New Standard for Salon Grands
In honour of the Liszt Anniversary, Steingraeber & Söhne unveiled a new 192 cm (6’3”) grand at the 2011 Bayreuth Festival. It is closely modeled on the Steingraeber Liszt
grand, which is to say the C-212 and its predecessor, the 1873 Eduard Steingraeber 200. More...