The True Concert Grand Piano
Grandiose. Expressive. The quintessential grand piano.
The Steinway & Sons Model D is the apex of Steinway magic. A true concert grand piano these 9′ instruments are as impressive visually as they are acoustically. The true ‘king of instruments’ Steinway Model D Concert Grands Pianos are the standard by which other concert pianos are judged and compared. These standard-setting instruments grace the stages of high-level concert venues across the globe. Based on the earlier concert grand from Steinway known as the Centennial Grand, the Model D was and is a culmination of Steinway piano design.
Featuring a roaring, robust bass and an amazingly broad and beautiful overall tone, these instruments feature a power that reaches to the farthest corners of any concert hall. Accomplished musicians love its majestic size and spine-tingling timbre. The action is incredibly responsive and capable of providing the highest level of artistic expression. Designed to fill the space of great concert halls, these models are sometimes found in private homes. This is not common, due to their expansive dimensions and premium price point.
Weighing almost 1,000 pounds, these heavy, imposing instruments feature a rim constructed of seventeen continuously bent hard rock maple laminations. This creates a rim that is incredibly strong and stable. The scale is overstrung and features both front and rear duplexes. All of Steinway’s legendary innovations have culminated in this one amazing concert level instrument.
The Leading Concert Choice
Steinway concert grands are the overwhelming choice of professional concert pianists, universities, and venues around the world. Model D grands feature an incredibly responsive action and the broad range of tone needed to compliment any repertoire. Although they many times sport a basic black, satin ebony finish, it is not uncommon to find these instruments in intriguing and eye-catching natural finishes. We have restored several very rare, Brazilian Rosewood Model D concert grands which have been sold to discerning clients around the globe.
The modern Model D measures 8’11¾“ in length, and 61¼“ in width. Out of seven basic sizes of Steinway Grands, the Model D is by far the largest. Providing the highest level of percussive musical expression, these beautiful instruments are the stuff of legend. Playing a fully restored, ‘golden age’ Steinway Model D is something that cannot be fully described and for many pianists is a lifelong goal. Click here to listen to a fully restored Steinway D.
We have over forty years of experience in the piano industry and have restored many concert level pianos for professional pianists, concert venues, and universities. Contact us today for an appointment and play one of these amazing pianos for yourself! We feature one of the largest selections of fully restored Steinway & Sons grand pianos in the Midwest and our facilities are open for private selection appointments.
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Steinway Model D Grand Piano Specifications
First Produced: 1884
Production Status: Current
Scale design by C. F. Theodore Steinway
Modified by Henry Ziegler
Length: 8’11 3/4″ (1965 – present)
Width: 5′ 1 1/4″ (1914 – present)
Weight: 990 lbs (1987 – present)
Leading Choice of Professional Pianists
Current Classification: Concert Grand
“Style D has an entirely new interior construction with double cupola steel frame and continuous ring bridge. The improvement in power and sonority of tone is simply marvelous.” – William Steinway, September 1, 1884.
“A Steinway rebuilt by Chupp’s Piano Service is worthy of the world’s greatest artists and most prestigious stages.
But above all, it is worthy of the name Steinway.” – Dr. John Mortensen, Steinway Artist
Chupp’s Piano Service | Specializing in Restored Steinway Grand Pianos | Family Quality since 1975