With a length of 215 cm, this instrument is the largest model in the Boston range of grand pianos. Like all Boston pianos, it features the patented Octagrip™ pinblock and the maple rim, offering the highest level of playing comfort for pianists and amateur artists as well as institutions.
- Finish: polished black
- Length: 215cm
- Width: 155cm
- Weight: 404kg
The Boston piano designed by Steinway – long unrivaled in its class and unmatched in value – has been significantly enhanced with the introduction of the new Performance Edition. The Boston Performance Edition features improvements in materials, specification, and performance that have never been seen before in the mid-price range.
A maple inner rim, otherwise found in only the finest pianos, increases structural integrity and improves the tone by isolating the soundboard. The patented Octagrip™ pinblock provides a smoother pin turn and more consistent pin torque, leading to more precise tuning.
When you purchase a Boston piano, you have the option of returning it for 100% of the original purchase price if you invest in a new Steinway grand piano within ten years.
Technical details and features
All Boston grand pianos have duplex scaling – one of the most famous inventions by Steinway & Sons, which provides a full, balanced and especially long-lasting tone. The duplex systems installed in the cast iron plate provide a rich array of overtones and harmonic diversity.
In order to meet the highest quality standards, only the finest Sitka spruce is used to build the Boston’s soundboard – wood with a straight grain and a defined minimum number of annual rings per centimeter. Based on the design of Steinway & Sons in 1936, the Boston soundboard is not uniformly thick, but tapers toward the ends. This allows it to vibrate more freely and generate a fuller sound.
In addition, each Boston grand piano features extended housing, no matter what its size. This is an innovation by Steinway & Sons that makes it possible to widen the rear of the housing. Compared to other instruments of the same length, Boston grand pianos therefore have a much larger soundboard. For example, a Boston grand piano measuring 178 cm can be fitted with a soundboard that would normally be used for a standard grand piano measuring 189 cm in length.
A range of Steinway patents and designs were incorporated into the construction of Boston at the outset. In 2009, the introduction of the revised Boston Performance Edition heralded a number of extraordinary innovations, two of which are of particular importance. The rim of the Boston clearly bears the genetic fingerprint of Steinway & Sons. While the outer rim consists of several layers of mahogany, only maple is used for the inner rim. As a result, the housing is not only more stable, but it also offers a much more pleasant sound – the fundamental goal of the Steinway system. In efforts to optimize the new generation of Boston grand pianos, engineers came up with the patented Octagrip pinboard, whose design is based on the Hexagrip pinboard principle conceived by Steinway & Sons. This feature can only be found on Boston pianos.
Fine woods provide the Boston pianos with a beautiful shell: walnut and mahogany will impress those who want an alternative to traditional black or white – after all, Boston pianos should provide their owners with joy for the eyes as well as the ears.