UP-118E Performance Edition

Where Beauty meets Performance.


Request Model Information



Whether woodshedding in the practice room or exploring the joy of music at home, the BOSTON Upright Pianos brings genuine world-class tone and responsiveness within reach. 
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 UP-118E PE

Hide group


Not seeing what you're looking for?

Connect with a Piano Consultant

The New Model UP-118E PE Customer

Who's it for?

  • Piano teachers and serious students seeking the best in compact production vertical piano performance


Who's it not for?

  • Buyers seeking a low-cost entry level vertical style piano.
  • Want even more vertical piano power (consider Boston UP-132E).
Man with a piano cut out

Finishes/Cabinet Types

Model Description Finish

UP-118E EP

Ebony Polished Upright


UP-118E ES

Ebony Satin Upright


UP-118E WP

Walnut Polished Upright


UP-118E WS

Walnut Satin Upright


UP-118E MP

Mahogany Polished Upright


Request Model Information

Model UP-118E PE Specifications

The Boston 118E Performance Edition combines the best in beauty and performance in an affordable piano. At a height of 46½" (118 cm) and a depth of 23½" (60 cm), the small profile allows you to fit this piano into almost any room.



Height: 118 cm (46½”)
Width: 151 cm (59¼”)
Depth: 60 cm (23½”)
Net Weight: 255 kg (561 lb)


Full-length laminated spruce posts assure that the backframe will remain straight and consistent and tuning will remain stable. Spruce fill-blocks between posts at the top and bottom of the backframe, capped with a maple backboard for positive vertical alignment. Solid filler blocks (no hollow spots). 5 posts. Total cross sectional area: 400 cm2 (62 in2). Thickness of post: 8 cm (3⅛”). Width of post: 10 cm (4″).


Overstrung: Lower tension scale for longer sustaining tone and longer life of the whole piano. 17,425 kg (38,415 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 liner to support the important soundboard crown and prevent the piano from losing its tone. Number of ribs: 10

Tuning Pins

Nickel-plated steel, cut threaded.


Treble: Highest grade steel (in half size increments). Number of sizes: 14. Lowest tenor note: 28. Bass: Steel core wire wound with solid copper. Number 1 speaking length: 115.0 cm (45.3″)


Premium wool topfelt over premium wool underfelt. Weight of topfelt: 9.4 kg (20.8 lb). Compression-wired to retain permanent shape. Mahogany moldings. Hammer-shanks from select resilient maple or horn-beam. 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. Length of key: 34.8 cm (13.7″).


Made from laminated hardwood. Strong, rugged construction provides a solid mount for the keyframe and action allowing for precise and prolonged action regulation. Keybed thickness is 42 mm.


Soft (half-blow), muffler, and sustaining (damper) pedals.

Boston UP-118


Request Model UP-118E PE Information

The Piano Buyer’s Guide

Pianists deserve a resource that’s easy to follow and gets them closer to the piano of their dreams without the confusion in between. Our Piano Buyer’s Guide offers tips, facts, and insights into the world of pianos so you can get the answers you need to make the wisest decision.

Download the Guide

Frame 5