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.

Due to its precisely-differentiated characteristics, rich sound spectrum and even registers, the C-212 is frequently used for song recitals, chamber music, New Music concerts, and, needless to say, at universities of music (for example Hannover, Helsinki, Lucerne and Paris).

References (examples)

Belfort (Frankreich) Conservatoire neuer Kammermusiksaal 2015, Dresden Hochschule für Musik, Essen Folkwang Universität der Künste, Hannover Hochschule für Musik, Helsinki (Finland) Sibelius Akademie, Karlsruhe Hochschule für Musik, Linz (Austria) neue Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität, Łódź Academy (Poland), Luzern (Switzerland) Hochschule für Musik, Munich Hochschule für Musik, Stockholm (Sweden) Royal Swedish Academy Stockholm, Vienna (Austria) Musikuniversität


  • sound-reflecting casing wall, straight form in the rear
  • particularly sonorous discant resulting from:
    • precise high-frequency dimension of the treble-range soundboard
    • treble backstrings constructed using ‘Mischklang’ (unified sound) principle
    • sound bridges on the capo d’astro bars
    • induction-hardened capo d’astro bars
    • 2 frame flanges in the treble region for extra tension
  • hardened bridge pins in nickeled iron
  • agrafes hardened by steel pins
  • perfect touch
    • fast-responding keys (20% more up-weight)
    • sharp notes 1g lighter
    • reliable key tops (to avoid ‘aquaplaning’)
  • frame design without front cross struts (for New Music ‘extended techniques’)
  • responding touch by aluminium action rails with wooden fillings

Wood Types

Choose out of more than one hundred wooden veneers – polished, satin or oiled – or combine it with black or white polished elements. Living with your instrument should bring you joy!

Custom Grands

Let your imagination run wild! Our master piano builders at Steingraeber often make custom instruments based on our clients’ ideas. You can be right here with us as your dream piano comes to life.

Optional Extras

Sordino and Mozart Rail for a historic touch, self-playing-systems, black-and-white dampers for contemporary music, carbon fibre soundboards… Freedom to choose your own!