Steinway Model S | Small yet Powerful
Diminutive. Classic. A grand sound for a small space.
Out of the seven basic sizes of Steinway & Sons Grand Pianos, the Model S is the smallest. Measuring 5’1″ in length, these miniature grand pianos are a scaled down version of its slightly larger sister, the Model M. The first Steinway Model S #280968 was completed at the New York Steinway & Sons factory on October 1st, 1935. The Hamburg Steinway factory soon followed and the first Hamburg Steinway S was completed in 1936. The small design of the Model S was a response to the growing demand for pianos sized for use in smaller rooms inside of homes.
People choose a grand over an upright due to its beautiful design, quality of tone and touch. The feel and response of the action mechanism of a grand piano provide the key difference, and the action of a Steinway is generally considered the gold standard. If you are looking for a piano that takes up a small amount of space, but still affords the delicate touch and distinctive feel that only a grand piano can deliver, look no further than a Model S grand. Model S Grand Pianos are a favorite practice piano for pianists the world over due to its convenient size yet beautiful, full-bodied tonal range.
The Model S measures 5’1” in length – your choice for a grand when space is limited. We regularly see Steinway & Sons Model S Grands here at our rebuilding facility and showroom. If you are looking for a particular type of piano, get in contact with us today. With over four decades of experience, we are experts at locating the piano that is the perfect fit for you.
Steinway Model S Grand Piano Specifications
First Produced: 1935
Production Status: Current
Scale design by Paul H. Bilhuber
Width: 4’9 1/2″
Weight: 540 lbs
Current Classification: City Grand
First built in response to the construction of smaller homes and rooms, the Steinway Model S is the smallest grand piano Steinway has ever manufactured. Sales of this model are said to have helped the company survive the Great Depression, although some internal Steinway reports question this claim.