Boston by Steinway & Sons GP-178 PE
At 5ft 10in (178cm), the GP-178 Performance Edition is the perfect grand for any teaching studio or music room.
The Steinway-designed Boston piano – long unrivalled 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, specifications and performance never before seen in the mid-price range.
In comparison to other pianos, the Boston has less string tension which allows for a larger, tapered soundboard, creating longer sustain and more singing quality in the tone. Other engineering enhancements, which include optimal placement of ribs, braces and bridges, also contribute to the Boston’s superior tone and greater stability.
The Boston grand offers a larger soundboard in comparison to other pianos of the same length, due to its innovative ‘wide tail’ design. This wider construction of the case means that a 5ft 10in Boston grand has the same soundboard area as a typical 6ft 2in grand piano.
Each Boston piano soundboard is crafted of Sitka spruce, long proven to be the most resonant material available. Boston soundboards are also precisely tapered, which allows them to vibrate more freely. In conjunction with a number of special technologies – unique patents of Steinway & Sons – the result is a powerful, sustained tone.
Fine veneers enhance the elegance of the Boston pianos, which are available in walnut and mahogany satin or polished finishes, as an alternative to the classic ebonized finish. All of them are designed to delight the eye and enhance the player’s experience.