The Steinway & Sons Model M
Compact with a beautiful tone. Popular for its accommodating size and wonderful sound.
The first Steinway & Sons Model M Grand Pianos built in 1911 measured 5’6″ in length. By 1917 the length was increased to what it is today, 5’7″. With a scale designed by famed piano engineer Henry Ziegler, these pianos were first manufactured in New York. It wasn’t until 1926 that production of this model began at the Steinway Factory in Hamburg, Germany. Now dubbed a ‘Studio Grand’ by Steinway & Sons, these well-rounded instruments are the epitome of Baby Grand piano design.
Designed with a scale based on the larger Model O, the Model M was crafted to provide a slightly smaller and easier to manage alternative to other Steinway Baby Grands. The Model M is still being manufactured today and is a popular staple of both the New York and Hamburg Steinway piano lineups. Steinway Model M Grands are very popular in home settings and are also commonly found in institutional and other professional uses. The 5’7″ Model M is definitely not a piano to underestimate, with a power and range of tone coupled with a quick responsiveness that is sure to please. [Listen to one of our restored Model M Grands, here.]
Here at Chupp’s Piano Service, we have found that Model M pianos are very popular with advanced pianists and Steinway aficionados. The Model M is one of the most common of Steinway’s lineup of grand pianos – and for good reason. We regularly restore and retail these fine instruments to universities, concert pianists and anyone who appreciates the high quality and beauty that culminates in the name ‘Steinway.’
The Model M measures 5’7” in length – ideal for more intimately-sized spaces. The ideal ‘baby grand’ piano.
Steinway Model M Grand Piano Specifications
First Produced: 1911
Scale Designer: Henry Ziegler
Production Status: Current
Built in both New York & Hamburg Factories
Length: 5’7″(1917 – present)
Width: 4’9 3/4″ (? – present)
Weight: 560 lbs (1936 – present)
Medium or Studio Grand
Nickname: “Baby Grand”
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One of the most popular Steinway grand piano designs, the well balanced Model M ‘baby grand piano’ is a great choice for those with limited space and who value the iconic touch and tone that can only be experienced with a historic Steinway & Sons grand piano. Nestled between the smaller Model S and the larger Model O/L, the Model M is a natural favorite of home owners and institutions alike. Chupp’s Pianos is proud to offer both fully restored and original factory condition Steinway & Sons Model M Pianos for sale today.
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