Narrow keyboards 6.0 and 5.5 inches
Steingraeber Bayreuth proposes alternatives
Within 300 years of piano making keyboards changed regarding the widths of the keys, their weighting and its “key dip”. Today’s keyboards have an octave of 6.5 inches = 165.1 mm. In 2022 / 2023, Steingraeber built a new model 122 piano with a 5.5 keyboard for a cus-tomer in London with very small hands and high pianistic standards. Steingraeber converted an older Steinway grand piano to a keyboard size of 6 inches for the Nuremberg Academy of Music.