Designed by STEINWAY & SONS, employing the unique patents and expertise that have made the STEINWAY heritage synonymous with musical excellence, the Boston line of grand and upright pianos captures the STEINWAY DNA and represents a singular achievement in instrument-building: a superior playing experience at a price level never before thought possible.
Whether woodshedding in the practice room or exploring the joy of music at home,
the STEINWAY–designed Boston brings genuine world-class tone and responsiveness within reach.
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The Boston European-style case embodies the classic look — with an upper panel that swings open, allowing the tone to escape and providing a large flat surface for sheet music. The European-style case comes with a slow-fall keylid and a middle pedal mute rail.
The Boston school-style case features a horizontal music shelf, top-lid and key-lid locks, and double-rubber casters. It too has a graceful look and includes a bass sustain middle pedal.
High-grade, straight-grained, quarter-sawn spruce is used for the soundboard’s resonant qualities and high strength-to-mass ratio. The soundboard is solid and not laminated, which creates the best resonance and projection of sound. In 1936, Steinway patented the diaphragmatic soundboard, which was designed to be thicker in the middle and gently tapered to the edges. The Boston soundboard has tapered thickness from bass to treble. A thinner soundboard in the bass area vibrates more freely, resulting in a richer, fuller tone.
Boston backposts are massive — providing a solid foundation for the resonating soundboard and tensioned vibrating strings, thus helping create a beautiful tone. Boston backpost locations are staggered — located where the string tension is greatest, instead of neatly equidistant. Massive staggered backposts help provide superb tone and maximum stability, ensuring the piano will last, tunings will be more stable, and piano tone will be enhanced for the years and decades to come.
A low tension string scale design gives a fuller, richer, warmer tone by allowing more of the lower partials to sing. It also has more sustain, is more powerful, has more dynamic range, and provides warmer and more mellow tones.
A Boston Performance Edition exclusive, eleven layers of hard-rock maple (used for its superior hardness, grain and stability properties) are glued in different grain angles of 60 degrees, keeping the tuning pins tight but allowing for fluid motion and enabling better quality and longer lasting tunings.
Each of the 88 keys of a grand or upright piano transmits its movement to a small, felt-covered wooden hammer which strikes one, two or three strings. In 1880, Steinway & Sons introduced pear-shaped hammers with reinforced shoulders and metal ligatures to ensure superior stability and a more powerful sound. This exclusive Steinway & Sons design is also a part of Boston grand and upright pianos. Boston’s Steinway-type action geometry yields faster reptition, better stability, and heightened responsiveness — allowing the musician to play with maximum expression and control.
“You can hear the effects of the Steinway & Sons
design from one end of the scale to the other.”
BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC
Hall Piano Company is the Premier Upright Piano Dealer for Boston Pianos
For years, Hall Piano Company has been the premier upright piano dealer for Metairie, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and all of Southeast Louisiana. Our services cater to any level musician, and we offer amazing piano sales on instruments like the Boston piano.
In 1992, Steinway & Sons introduced the Boston upright and grand pianos. The Boston was designed with the intention of making the classic characteristics of a Steinway piano more affordable, giving musicians a wider range of instruments from which to make a selection.
Today, both models of the Boston piano are available in a variety of sizes and finishes, with soundboards crafted from solid spruce. The upright and grand pianos are known for producing a rich and pleasing sound and offer the additional advantages of Steinway’s renowned expertise and craftsmanship and a reasonable price tag. Because of its affordability and classic Steinway characteristics, the Boston piano is often the piano beginners can gravitate toward.
Hall Piano Company has been the superior upright piano dealer in New Orleans and the Southeast region of Louisiana since 1958. We carry a plethora of elegant upright pianos in a range of styles and finishes to satisfy the tastes of any customer. Experienced pianists and beginning hobbyists alike are met with care and service that extends beyond your initial purchase: our piano store offers moving services and piano lessons for children and adults, and our staff is deeply involved with many community events like concerts and recitals. To inquire about upright piano sales or any of our other products and services, please contact us today!
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