The Steinway Model M was designed to be a small baby grand well-suited to a home. Yet this piano is also a common choice for studios, churches, and other settings. At 5′ 7″ (170 cm) in length, this piano’s rich tone, responsive action, and manageable size makes it perfect for conservatories, and many homes as well.
Created like the soundboard of violins to give a free and even response throughout the entire scale, the STEINWAY Model M’s soundboard is 8 mm thick in the center and tapers to 5 mm as it approaches the rim and outer case before being double crowned. The design permits complete freedom of movement while displacing a greater amount of air, creating a richer and more lasting tonal response. Close-grained, quarter-sawn Sitka spruce — which has unusual stability and vibrance under stress and vibration — is used exclusively for the soundboard.
The better the materials, the better the sound. STEINWAY & SONS constructs its soundboard bridges exclusively from vertically laminated hardwood with a horizontal grain, capped with solid maple. Each bridge is notched by hand for precise, individual string-bearing. This design ensures optimal sound transmission from the strings to the soundboard, resulting in a sustained, resonant tone—creating the inimitable STEINWAY SOUND.
Up to 20 tons of string tension is being exerted within a piano at all times. It is the function of the cast iron plate to accommodate this extraordinary force and provide strength and stability throughout the life of the piano. STEINWAY & SONS uses its own “bell-quality” casting to support this string tension and reduce vibration, which in turn enhances the sound. This component is so integral to the construction of a STEINWAY piano that STEINWAY & SONS owns and operates its own foundry, which produces cast iron plates to its exacting specifications. The plate is sturdy gray iron; filled CNC–milled, and sealed; bronzed and lacquered.
With this being a larger piano, certain subtleties begin to make a difference to the well trained musical ear. In a room with acoustics suited for the M, the quality of resolution in the bass begins to take on more depth and aural profundity. In fact, the overall sound of the Model M’s entire range begins to sound somewhat more intense, more powerful.
As with all Steinway grand models, Steinway’s patented action allows for explicit articulation in playing. The action can be maintained and regulated by professionals to offer superb performance interaction abilities
This piano has received new Steinway hammers, shanks, flanges, whippens, and back action. Those parts are in good order and some other work has been completed to make this Steinway M ready for your home.
This beautiful satin ebony Steinway M is in great condition. Bring home the classic sound of a Steinway grand piano at a fraction of the cost of buying new.
Piano is photographed with a hard top Jansen grand bench which it may have one of those but an adjustable padded leather artist bench has been ordered for it ($950.00) value. https://pljansen.com/benches/
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About 15 years ago the piano received new Steinway hammers, shanks, flanges, whippens, and back action. Parts are in very good working order and have had the following work:
-New Able knuckles installed
-Full regulation back to original specifications
-All flanges repinned to proper friction specification
-Lubricate all points of friction
Other work completed:
-Buff and polish all the hardware and cap stands
-Case thoroughly cleaning and rejuvenated and all scratches touched up. Finish is about a 6 out of 10. We can refinish in another coat of solid color of your choosing if you would like to bring it back to its original glory!
-Interior and exterior thoroughly cleaned
-New front and center rail key bushings
-Strings set to bridge the bridge and spaced and leveled
Warranty InformationThis piano comes with our extended five year warranty on all moving parts and labor. If a climate control system is installed, it must be maintained properly year round. Piano must be tuned at least once a year for the warranty to be valid.
Shipping InformationThis piano includes delivery to anywhere in the continental US. Delivery to Canada, Hawaii, and Alaska is available for very reasonable rates.
All pianos have lifetime full purchase value upgrade.
All pianos are subject to local sales tax.