Steinway C Manila for sale
Posted on March 11th, 2017
Steinway C Manila for sale, 8′ Concert Grand Piano for sale
We at ManilaPianos Inc. have a Hamburg Steinway C Grand Pianos for sale. People are always looking for these “upgrated” pianos. We have rebuild all our older Steinways with genuine Hamburg Steinway (Renner made) parts. Renner Blue hammers and so on. Come and check our selection out! This is the second largest Steinway after the Concert D.
This grand piano we have is from 1870, at that time it was Steinway’s largest concert grand piano, later replaced by the Steinway D.
This piano we have needs a complete rebuild, if you will see it now you might not think it can look like the picture on the side when done, or for that matter any style you prefer.
We can do anything from a finish in simple polished ebony for around 4,000.000 pesos to a finish with 24 karat gold plated with mother of pearl inlay for 15,000.000.
History of this piano:
On January 1,1887 William Steinway wrote to dealers this piano;”This new grand piano, the result of years of study, is 7’5″ in length and is the exact counterpart, in shorter form, of our Model D. This C is the grandest creation in power,sonority and sympathetic singing quality ever achieved on a non concert grand.
While it proved most saleable at retail for parlor use, it is quite equal to the large concert grand model D in any concert hall of ordinary side, being surpassed by the D only in very large halls and opera houses. It is a scaled down D, not a scaled up B.”
This magnificent 7’5″ (225cm) Art Case grand piano is often referred to as “the perfect piano.” It’s a wonderfully balanced and versatile piano that does extremely well in intimate settings, teaching studios, and mid-sized venues.
For more than a century and a half, the world’s most accomplished pianists have preferred to express their musical genius on Steinway & Sons pianos. The list includes the giants in classical, jazz, and popular music; the men and women who have shaped the world’s musical heritage.
Today, more than 98 percent of the world’s active concert pianists choose to perform on Steinway pianos. The joy of playing and owning a Steinway piano, however, is not the exclusive domain of the virtuosi. Rather, it is a world open to all who share a love of music, fine craftsmanship and enduring quality.
That which distinguishes Steinway pianos, more than all else, is summed up in our dedication to a single ideal: make the finest pianos in the world. It has never entered our minds to compromise quality.
Where some have substituted mass-produced, synthetic components to speed production or reduce costs, we apply technologies and new materials only when they provide proven enhancements in the piano. We adhere to these principles for one reason — compromise quality, and you risk the sound, the touch, and ultimately, the integrity of the instrument.
While we adhere to the traditional values of craftsmanship, Steinway & Sons has also consistently led through innovation. The very earliest pianos crafted by Steinway were distinguished by their inventive features — many of which helped define the modern piano. Today, each Steinway piano is a summation of our commitment to innovation.
A Steinway grand piano takes nearly a year to create. Nothing is hurried. Even the carefully selected woods that make up the rims, top, soundboards, and actions cure for months in our yard, kilns, and conditioning rooms before they stabilize at a rigidly specified moisture content.
The rim of the instruments consists of layers of hard rock maple and with our bell-quality, full cast-iron plate, withstands the enormous amount of tension exerted by the strings.
Ultimately, the pieces — massive and delicate — come together through the interweaving of the craft and technology until the instrument is complete. However it is not a Steinway until voicing gives it the special quality that makes it unique.
Here, every subtle nuance is drawn out by balancing and adjusting the keys and shaping, hardening or softening each hammer. In the end, the new piano is transformed from more than 12,000 individual parts into an instrument… and from an instrument into a Steinway.
About this magnificent Instrument:
Continuous hard rock maple; 16 laminations; continuous bent, both inner & outer form one single rim; unequaled strength & stability. Thickness: 3.5″
4 solid spruce with a volume of 2,265 cu. in. (37,117cm3); 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 S & S iron wedge anchors brace ends securely to crossblock assuring permanent rim posture.
Patented design; 7 laminations of quartered hardrock maple stock. Grain symmetrically distributed at successive angles of 45° or 90° employing grain direction uniformly around the circumference of the tuning pin to provide the ultimate in pin grippage. As a result of this exclusive design, the tuning pin has smoother movement under torque, a more uniform retaining action for solid setting, and a piano which will hold its tuning longer.
Created like the soundboard of violins to give a free and even response throughout the entire scale, it is so constructed as to be 8 mm thick in the center and tapered to 5 mm as it approaches the rim and outer case before being DOUBLE CROWNED. This design permits complete freedom of movement, while acting as a homogenous unit to displace a greater amount of air, thereby creating a richer and more lasting tonal response. Close-grained, quarter-sawn Sitka spruce, a wood having unusual stability and vibrance under stress and vibration, is used exclusively for the soundboard.
Made from durable, resinous sugar pine to assure strong and constant support of string down-bearing on the soundboard. Rib ends are hand-fitted into their mounting surfaces virtually locking in the important soundboard crown.
Treble: Hard rock maple vertical laminations capped with solid hard rock maple; planed to prescribed height, graphite coated, drilled, and notched by hand for precise individual string bearing. Design defies splitting. Bass: Continuous with treble. Maple doweled, glued, and screwed to soundboard.
Overstrung, 20 note bass section, C.F Th. Steinway design.
Sturdy gray iron; filled, hand-milled, and sealed; bronzed and lacquered.
Premium blued steel with rust-resistant, nickeled heads.
236 strings, single AAA-EE, covered bi-chord FF-E, tricord steel F-c5
22 pound (10 kg) premium Renner Blue Wide Body wool top felt over premium wool under felt; treated to resist insects and moisture. Compression-wired to retain permanent shape. Hard birch moldings. Shanks from select resilient maple.
Horizontal-cut premium wool for effective dampening. Maple heads for endurance.
3 action rails, white, quarter-sawn maple parts are bushed with specially treated wool action cloth for freedom from friction. Parts are anchored in hard maple dowels housed in inflexible seamless brass tubing to assure precise & stable regulation. Exclusive single, combination phosphor bronze repetition and fly spring provides constant crisp touch response. Specially designed to respond 14% faster fortissimo & 6% faster pianissimo by using an exclusive combination of half-round balance rail bearings and strategically placed key leads.
Bavarian spruce, individually weighed-off. Chip-proof, stain-resistant coverings for naturals; slip-proof, delicately abraded ebonized sharps. Tough, durable Linden wood buttons reinforce keys over balance rail permitting maximum tonal power with every strike. Longest: 21″ (53.3 cm)
Made from planks of stable, quarter-sawn spruce. Horizontal planks are freely mortised together, while their ends are permanently mortised into vertical planks, presenting a vented system for humidity escapement while allowing for necessary expansion and contraction. Front center is crowned contrasting the reverse-crowned action frame for snug fit. This design intensifies key movement and prevents “slapping” during heavy playing. Large maple dowel ends provide a solid mount for adjustable brass touch-regulating screws. Thickness: 1-3/4″ (4.45 cm)
Heavy, solid brass. Soft, sustaining, and full sostenuto.
Weight 900 pounds.
This Steinway Model C grand piano is completely remanufactured by us including new soundboard, new bridges, pin block and a new action. This piano has the bell sound Steinways are known for. This Steinway is presently on its way to our showroom, not ready to be played. The finish is polished ebony, completely refinished to its original glory.
MANILAPIANOS INC. IS ASIA’S LARGEST STEINWAY REBUILDING CENTER