Steinway Model L Grand Pianos | Medium Size | Big Sound
Size. Sound. The balance found with this piano makes it an excellent choice for many homes.
The Steinway & Sons Model L is among the larger sized Steinway ‘baby grands.’ The Steinway Model L scale is based very closely on its predecessor the Model O. The Model L, square tail, was designed to replace the same-size Model O which featured a round tail. The plate and sound board conforms to the square tail providing more soundboard space at the rear when compared to the older Model O. The ‘L’ was manufactured from 1924 until 2005. In 2005 the Model L name was discontinued by Steinway & Sons and replaced with the piano it had superseded all those years ago, the Model O.
Full Sound | Comfortable Size
The Model L (and Model O) are the largest in the range of Steinway Grand Pianos that are sized to suit the space requirements of a private residence. These models are extremely popular with private owners who enjoy having the excellence of a Steinway piano in a manageable size.
Rather interestingly the Model L was pretty much a New York specialty and was not manufactured in the Hamburg Steinway factory. However in 1984 and later in 1985, rims, soundboards and plates were shipped to the Hamburg factory from New York where they were completed into finished Model L Grand Pianos. This very limited New York/Hamburg run was specially made for the European institutional market. The Model L measures 5’10½” in length – a beauty of synergy between size and space. This makes it the fifth largest of the seven basic Steinway grand piano sizes. Dubbed a ‘baby grand’ and later the more prestigious-sounding name of ‘living room grand’ these pianos are a favorite of many accomplished pianists. When properly rebuilt a Model L features a full, rich tone and an action that is responsive and nuanced. Here at the Chupp’s Pianos Rebuilding Facility, we have restored many of these pianos for various private and institutional clients and can ensure that the piano is tailored to your specific playing preferences.
Steinway Model L Grand Piano Specifications
First Produced: 1923
Production Status: 1923 – 2006
[Discontinued in 2005 with reintroduction of Model O]
Scale design with 26-note bass section by Henry Ziegler
Length: 5′ 10 1/2″
Weight: 610 lbs [1983-2006]
Current Classification: Living Room Grand
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Undergoing RestorationThis Steinway & Sons Model L Grand Piano is a fine example of historic Steinway Factory 'golden era' quality. Steinway & Sons Model L Grand Piano #261967 is currently undergoing a full restoration. This will include restoring the original factory soundboard, restoring the original pinblock, fully rebuilding the action with the finest action parts, refinishing the cabinet with a hand-rubbed ebony finish and much more. This instrument once restored will be suitable for any concert pianist, institution or performance venue. Photos show what the piano will look like once fully rebuilt. Pictured with an optional Jansen Artists Bench in genuine leather. Interested in learning more? Get in contact with us today.
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