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Boston GP-156 PE


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Summary

Steinway design and class-leading materials set the Boston apart from similarly priced competitors, offering pianists a unique combination of high-performance and value.
 

Dimensions

Length 156 cm (5’ 1 1/2”)
Width   151 cm (59 3/4”)
Net Weight  311 kg (684 lb)
 

Design

Steinway Action Geometry
When you practice on a Steinway designed action, you develop muscle-memory and technique for playing on the world's finest pianos. Genuine spruce keys and all-maple wood action parts (no platstic). Steinway style pear-shaped hammers, made of premium wool and compression-wired to retain permanent shape, provide superior tone, increased durability, and greater voicing ability.
 
"Wide-Tail" Premium Soundboard
When it comes to soundboards, bigger is indeed better. Wider case construction allows for an exponentially larger soundboard than other pianos of the same length. This design provides deeper tone, longer sustain, and more projection. Soundboard made of premium spruce with class-leading material specifications promote best tone and longer life. 
 
Octagrip™ Pinblock 
Based on the Steinway Hexagrip® Pinblock, this design utilizes 11 layers of hard rock maple that are glued together with the grain of each layer at a 60 degree agle to the next. This design ensures the "grippiest" part of the wood, the end-grain, holds tuning pins from all sides, providing class-leading tuning stability and smooth pin rotation for tuning precision. 
 
Vertically Laminated Bridges
Patented in 1880 by Theodore Steinway, who noted that replacing a solid bridge with one made from multiple layers of wood "more energetically propagated" vibration from the strings into the soundboard. Although this design is found today on nearly all high-performance pianos, Steinway is the only company to incorporate it in their mid-priced Boston and Essex brand pianos.
 
Continuous Bent Maple Inner Rim
Continuous-bent maple inner-rim with mahogany outer rim. Like Steinway, the dense rim construction of the Boston provides class-leading performance. This design holds vibration in the soundboard longer for best tone and sustain. It also makes the piano last longer and perform better later in life.  
 
Lower-Tension, Duplex Scale Design
Lower tension design allows strings to vibrate more freely for stronger tone and longer sustain. It also promotes longer piano life. Front and rear duplexes form 3 speaking lengths for each note in the treble. The main speaking length sounds the desired note, while the duplexes sound upper harmonics of the main note. The result is the strongest singing tone possible.