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Model D Overview

Indisputably the one and only piano model in the world by which all others are judged. One is hard-pressed to find any other piano model being used for performance on a major concert stage anywhere in the world. The official piano of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, New England Conservatory, the Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute, Oberlin College, and over 200 All-Steinway Schools across America, the Steinway Model D has become synonymous with “piano”. The vast majority of professional classical recordings are on Model Ds, and it is well documented that over 95% of concert performances worldwide, when performing with orchestra, feature the Model D exclusively. This model is simply the best possible piano for any pianist–amateur or professional.

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Who's it for?

  • For those seeking the ultimate Steinway concert grand experience, characterized by heightened touch sensitivity, an extended dynamic range, prolonged sustain, and a richer palette of tonal colors.

  • Those seeking unequaled pride of ownership, musical inspiration, and joy of playing.
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Who's it not for?

  • Not for the budget-minded or average size living space. Requires 11 feet of floor space including the bench.

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Model D Specifications

At 8′ 11¾” (274 cm) in length, this majestic musical instrument — the pinnacle of concert grands — is the overwhelming choice of the world’s greatest pianists and for anyone who demands the highest level of musical expression.  The Model D is now available as a SPIRIO | r – with the ability to record, archive, and edit performances.


Length: 8′ 11¾” (274 cm)
Width: 61¾” (156 cm)
Net Weight: 990 pounds (480 kg)


5 solid spruce braces with a volume of 2,907 cu. in. (47,637 cm3); Spruce provides tensile strength with less weight. Maple dowels fasten braces to rim producing a single homogenous foundation upon which is built the entire tonal component. A cast iron treble bell, affixed to rim’s underside at treble bend, holds plate firmly in position by means of a steel bolt. The Steinway & Sons iron wedge anchors brace ends securely to crossblock assuring permanent rim posture.


Overstrung; combination agraffe; Front AND rear duplex.

Tension: 45,373 lbs. (20,418 kg)


Made from durable, resinous sugar pine to ensure strong and constant support of string down-bearing on the soundboard; rib ends are hand-fitted.

Tuning Pins

Premium blued steel; rust-resistant, nickeled heads


Treble: Twelve whole & one-half sizes from high-tensile Swedish steel.

Bass: Swedish steel core wire wound with pure copper.

Longest: Agraffe/bridge: 79¼” (201 cm)


Premium wool top felt and under felt; treated to resist insects and moisture. Compression-wired to maintain permanent shape. Hard rock maple hammer moldings and shanks.


Horizontal-cut premium wool for effective dampening with maple heads for endurance.


European spruce, individually weighed-off. Chip-proof, stain-resistant coverings for naturals; slip-proof, abraded ebonized sharps. Durable Linden wood buttons reinforce keys over balance rail, permitting maximum tonal power with every strike. Longest key: 24½” (62.2 cm).


Made from planks of quarter-sawn spruce. Horizonal and vertical birch planks present a vented system for humidity escapement. Crowned and reverse-crowned action frame gives a snug fit, intensifies key movement, and prevents “slapping” during heavy playing. Large maple dowel ends provide a solid mount for adjustable brass touch-regulating screws. Thickness: 1¾” (4.45 cm).


Heavy, solid brass. Soft, sustaining, and full sostenuto.


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