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UP-132E Performance Edition

Rich and Powerful

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Whether woodshedding in the practice room or exploring the joy of music at home, the BOSTON Upright Pianos bring 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.

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Who's it for?

  • Piano teachers and students seeking the best in production vertical piano performance--no compromises

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Who's it not for?

  • Buyers seeking a low-cost entry level vertical style piano
  • Looking for a lower profile size upright piano

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UP-132E EP

Ebony Polish Upright

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Model UP-132E PE Specifications

The largest Boston upright piano at a height of 52" (132 cm), the UP-132E Performance Edition provides a rich and powerful sound that rivals many grand pianos. 

Dimensions

Height: 132 cm (52″)
Width: 154 cm (60½”)
Depth: 67 cm (26¼”)
Net Weight: 302 kg (664 lb)

Braces/Posts

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: 477 cm2 (73.9 in2). Thickness of post: 9 cm (3½”). Width of post: (3) 9 cm (3½”), (2) 13 cm (5⅛”).

Scale

Overstrung: Lower tension scale for longer sustaining tone and longer life of the whole piano. 17,633 kg (38,875 lb) tension.

Ribs

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: 11

Tuning Pins

Nickel-plated steel, cut threaded.

Strings

Treble: Highest grade steel (in half size increments). Number of sizes: 13. Lowest tenor note: 30. Bass: Steel core wire wound with solid copper. Number 1 speaking length: 121.7 cm (47.9″)

Hammers

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.

Keys

Genuine spruce, individually balanced and weighted. Synthetic ivory and ebony key covers. Length of key: 40.3 cm (15.9″).

Keybed

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.

Pedals

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

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