The Semi-Concert Grand Piano
Opulent. Powerful. Providing a concert sound for a less sizable space, Steinway & Sons Model C Semi-Grand Pianos are a blend of size and sound that creates a very versatile instrument. ‘Modern’ Steinway Model C semi-concert grand pianos measure 7’5″ in length. This is less than the 9′ Model D, yet is much larger than the very well respected and coveted Model B. These ‘semi-concert’ grand pianos produce a robust, warm bass tone and an overall wide tonal range that reaches to the farthest corners of concert halls. Steinway Model C grand pianos were first produced between 1878 and 1905 before normal production was discontinued at the New York Steinway Factory. These pianos continued to be produced in smaller, custom requested runs between 1906 and 1936 and they are still manufactured at the Hamburg Steinway Factory. Often produced in intricate art case designs, these instruments have grown increasingly rare. When properly rebuilt, these vintage, golden age Steinway pianos truly are a unique and magnificent musical instrument.
A Unique and Powerful Piano
A beautiful addition to larger homes or more intimate performance venues, this impressive piano comes with the acoustic advantages afforded by its size, such as a strong bass range due to long strings and a powerful projection made possible due to the large soundboard area. Out of the seven basic sizes of Steinway grands, the Model C is the second only to the Model D. In fact, ‘modern’ Model C grands features a scale design that is scaled down directly from the Model D. Rebuilt Steinway & Sons Semi-Concert Grand Model C Grand Pianos feature an iconic Steinway tone that resonates with power and fullness. Our restored Steinway & Sons pianos are perfect for the home or concert venue. Due to their large size and limited run, fully rebuilt Steinway Model C Grands are a rare and select find.
The Model C | Steinway’s Parlor Concert Grand
Steinway Model C Grand Piano Specifications
First Produced: 1878
Production Status: Discontinued in New York | Current in Hamburg
Length: 7’5″ (1893 – present)
Width: 5′ (1893 – present)
Weight: 900 lbs: (1893 – present)
Current Classification: Concert Grand
“This new style C, 7 1/4 octaves, is the grandest creation in power, sonority and sympathetic singing quality, ever achieved in a Parlor Concert Grand…it is quite equal to the large Concert Grand D in any Concert hall of ordinary size…” – William Steinway, January 1, 1887