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Our Grand Pianos

Our five grand piano models enjoy the benefit of more than 160 years’ experience and reflect our commitment to achieving the perfect sound: transparent, rich in overtones and extremely versatile. You will find a more-detailed description of the dynamic resonating materials we use under ‘Production Principles‘. Our pianos have almost unlimited endurance.

Active hitch pins on all models purposefully enhance overtones according to the ‘Mischklangprinzip’, through which tone colours are seamlessly brought together to create a unified and rich sound-world. In addition, the Concert Grand Piano E, D-232 and C-212 models are furnished with pressure bridges (capo d’astro) to enhance the instruments’ treble range. Transparency of tone is ensured through a tightly-controlled soundboard with an expansive bass bridge, while maximum dynamic range is obtained by the use of tough, durable instrument casing which consists of up to 36 horizontal and 18 vertical layers of beech wood. Furthermore a Steingraeber speciality, the uniformly flexible, yet straight and suspensionless bass bridge, reinforces the resonant capabilities of the soundboard. All frames are designed without cross struts at the front, offering great advantages for ‘una corda’ playing, as well as for ‘extended techniques’ often called for in New Music.

Twenty percent more up-weight as well as non-slip key tops (white keys made of mineral ivory substitute – 10,000 year-old mammoth ivory is also an option – and black keys of solid ebony), make the touch and feel of our grand pianos absolutely perfect. Finally, differences in the lever lengths of black and white keys (1 gram less per black key) are equalised during counterbalancing, all of which rounds off an incomparable playing experience.


The Concert Grand Piano E

Many pianists praise it as being one of the most distinctive and outstanding instruments on the market today. At the latest test of eleven concert grand pianos from all of the top manufacturers, Le Monde de la Musique (Paris) wrote that “… these days it would be hard to find a better instrument for interpreting Bach, Mozart and Beethoven.”


D-232: The Semi-Concert Grand Piano

At Steingraeber we think of the D-232 Semi-Concert Grand as the brother of the concert grand E. Its sound reflection zones, symmetrical shape, and tightly-controlled soundboard area all give rise to an exceptional cantabile sound and wide-ranging dynamic control from the most quiet pppp to the most energetic ffff.


C-212: The Chamber Concert Grand Piano

The C-212 was introduced at the beginning of 2009 and is a direct descendant of the 1873 Steingraeber Liszt Grand Piano Model 205. We have recently adapted it to the dynamic requirements of the 21st century. However we have also preserved the chamber-music appeal of the 205, which, for 140 years, has captivated pianists from Franz Liszt and Richard Strauß to Daniel Barenboim.

B-192: The Salon Grand Piano

A new standard for salon grands: Its powerfully rich tone is mainly the result of very long bass strings, on a similar scale to those of a chamber music concert grand. The designs of the C-212 and B-192 are so closely-related that even their actions are identical.

A-170: The Salon Grand Piano

We don’t think of our smallest grand piano as a ‘baby grand’, simply because it has received many ‘Best in its Class’ awards that praise the sound as being much bigger than the instrument looks. In terms of construction, this phenomenal achievement lies in the unusually-wide shape of the A-170, which allows room for the use of very long bass strings.

Wood types, custom pianos, optional extras…

100 types of wood – polished, satin or oiled, different cabinet styles, Sordino, Mozart Rail, self-playing systems, and much more. There are literally hundreds of ways to design your dream grand piano.

You will find further information under each piano and under ‘Innovations‘.

For Institutional Use

Extra-tough anthracite matt lacquer (inner fallboard polished), large music desk, robust iron frame, hygroscopic key tops… These custom pianos are adapted to the needs of music universities and opera houses.