Steinway P Mahogany 1894
This Mahogany Steinway upright piano, has wonderful mahogany veneers and some of the finest inlay I've ever seen on a piano.
Unlike other manufacturers that mass-produce their uprights, Steinway & Sons uprights are handcrafted in the same factory as their grand pianos, using the same techniques, conditioning processes, and craftsmen. The result is the world’s finest upright, living up to the Steinway & Sons name in every respect. Steinway upright pianos take advantage of over 125 patented features and processes, including patented Diaphragmatic® soundboard, Accelerated Action® and Hexagrip® pinblock.
This particular model has an enchanting tone and responsiveness, allowing unbridled freedom of musical expression. Height 46 ½" (118cm).
The 1098 allows for much of the quality and tone of a larger grand piano without needing an excessive amount of space.
The frame is constructed from solid birch and maple to provide a great deal of stability and vertical strength. The braces are taped to ensure that the back frame remains straight and allows for consistent tuning. The soundboard is constructed in a similar manor to that of a violin to allow an even and free response across the whole scale. The design and shape allows a great freedom of movement which creates a rich and longer tonal response. The keys are individually weighted and are created to be stain resistant and chip proof to ensure the lasting beauty and functionality of the piano. The key bed is hand milled to promote a snug fit and a solid mounting which allows uncompromising and prolonged and precise action.
The Steinway 1098 provides a clarity of sound which is unrivalled by any other upright brand of piano. It makes a beautiful feature in any room and generates a satisfaction and love of playing in the most untrained novice to the most experienced aficionado. With a little care and attention, it can provide wonderful sounds and timbre of music for generations.