BOSTON GP-163 PE II OVERVIEW
Introducing the new Performance Edition II by Boston, featuring a Pommele Sapele veneer on the inside rim (ebony pianos only), bronze-painted and lacquered plate, black felts, and a rescaled bass and treble strings.
Designed by STEINWAY & SONS, employing the unique patents and expertise that have made the name STEINWAY synonymous with excellence, the Boston line of grand and upright pianos represents a singular achievement in instrument building: a superior playing experience at a price level never before thought possible.
From Our Inventory
Available Model GP-163 PE II
The New Model GP-163 PE II Customer
Who's it for?
- Teachers and serious students seeking the finest production grand piano design, offering more dynamic range than our baby grand selection
- Upright piano owners, looking for the benefits of a grand-style piano.
Who's it not for?
- The budding artist needing the dynamic range and power of a larger sized grand.
Model GP-163 PE II Specifications
The Boston PE II builds on the best-in-class features that Boston is known for, including a Hard Rock Maple inner rim and Octagrip™ pinblock. At 5' 4" (163 cm), the GP-163 Performance Edition is small enough to fit in any home, but possesses the sound of a much larger grand — thanks to its widetail design.
Length: 163 cm (5′ 4″)
Width: 151 cm (59 3/4″)
Height: 102 cm (40″)
Net Weight: 322 kg (708 lb)
Radiating braces solidify the piano’s structure. Their triangular layout provides more support than parallel designs. This rigid system improves tuning stability and soundboard crown retention, and lengthens piano life. 3 braces.
Overstrung; combination of agraffe, with front and rear duplex. Rescaled bass and treble for lower tension scale for increased sustain, better tone clarity, and deeper clearer bass. 17,445 kg (38,460 lb) tension.
Made from durable spruce to assure strong and constant support of the strings bearing down on the soundboard. Ribs are fully let-in to the inner rim to support the important soundboard crown and prevent the piano from losing its tone. Number of ribs: 10
Nickel-plated steel, cut threaded.
Treble: Highest grade steel (in half size increments). Number of sizes: 13. Lowest tenor note: 27. Mapes Bass Strings: Steel core wire wound with solid copper. Made by Mapes in Tennessee, U.S.A. Note 1 speaking length: 119.4 cm (47″).
Premium wool topfelt over premium wool underfelt. Weight of topfelt: 9.5 kg (20.9 lb). Compression-wired to retain permanent shape. Mahogany moldings. Tapered hornbeam hammershanks. Computer-designed pear-shaped hammers with reinforced shoulders result in superior tone, increased durability and greater voicing ability.
Genuine spruce, individually balanced and weighted. Synthetic ivory and ebony key covers. New synthetic ebony has ebony-like surface texture and appearance that absorbs perspiration from the fingers. The fine synthetic ivory of the white keys has the same properties of friction, porosity, conductivity, and appearance as ivory.
Made from laminated hardwood faced with spruce. Strong, rugged construction provides a solid mount for the keyframe and action allowing for precise and prolonged action regulation. Large maple dowel ends provide a solid mount for adjustable brass touch-regulating glides. Keybed thickness: 42mm.
Heavy solid brass castings. Soft, full sostenuto and damper (sustaining).