What is a capo d Astro Bar?
The capo d’astro is a metal bar cast as part of the frame. The bottom of the bar has a rounded, V-shape which the strings pass under. The bar presses down on the strings, defining their speaking length.
Where is the serial number on a Steinway piano?
On Steinway grand pianos the serial number can be found on the cast iron plate between the tuning pins above the keyboard. On Steinway upright pianos the serial number can be located on top of the wrestplank above the cast iron plate when you open the lid.
How long does it take to make one Steinway piano?
It takes nine months or longer to carefully craft each grand or upright piano that comes out of the historic Steinway factory. Eighty percent of the production process is done by hand and completed by meticulously trained craftsmen.
What are old piano harps made of?
The piano plate, sometimes called the frame or harp, is typically made from cast iron due to its high compression strength. The strings of the piano are attached to the plate in conjunction with the wooden frame and soundboard, and which the tension of the strings are supported.
How much does a Steinway Model D cost?
$148,700 to $163,600
Model D: Measuring 8′ 11 3⁄4″, the Model D Steinway grand piano is designed for the concert stage and is overwhelmingly chosen by concert pianists. The flagship Model D ranges from $148,700 to $163,600.
What is the smallest Steinway baby grand?
Model S Baby Grand
Baby Grand. At 5′ 1″ (155 cm), this piano is the smallest of the Steinway grands. This design was introduced in the 1930s to invite the majesty of the Steinway sound into almost any space.
How can you tell what year a Steinway piano is?
You can determine how old your Steinway piano is by locating the model letter and 6 digit serial number. The 6 digit serial number corresponds to the year of manufacture of your Steinway piano.
How do I find out what year my Steinway piano is?
To locate and learn the age of your Steinway, use our serial number directory showing year with associated models produced. Providing this number to both an appraiser and a potential restoration shop is going to be vital information and will help accelerate the process of finding out your piano’s value.