Steingraeber & Söhne 130 SFM piano

Height (cm) 130
Width (cm) 148
 Depth (cm) 69
Branch Veenendaal

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130 PS-Repetition, (Professional Studio) with the addition of faster acceleration in the bass register

Top quality wood

The quality of the wood is of vital importance for a piano maker and Steingraeber & Söhne does not take any risks. It is stored at a carefully controlled and constant humidity of 40%. Steingraeber exclusively uses 'Bergfichte', slowly grown spruce wood with the annual rings close together, for soundboards, at least 25 years old. "The soundboard is not only an amplifier, but also the source of the sound. Therefore, the resonance of the wood must correspond to the register of the piano for which it is being used.
The solid red and white beech wood used for the combs is left to rest for another three years after entering the factory before being processed. Named the best piano in the world 7 times: In the last ten years, Steingraeber & Söhne pianos have been awarded 'Le Choc' - a prize for the best instrument - 7 times by the French magazine 'Le Monde de la Musique'.
Principles of classical keyboard construction
To achieve optimal results, everything is assembled in the studios at Steingraeber & Söhne, down to millimeters: The soundboard, bridge and cast iron frame are adapted to the soundboard and not the other way around. The frame is first coated with paint and from the print on the tuning block (which, depending on the model, consists of 20 to 32 layers of beech wood) you can read whether the connection for optimal communication between the different parts is perfect.
All this is extremely important because, as they say at Steingraeber: "the energy from the string must be transferred to the soundboard as efficiently as possible. with as little or no loss as possible." That is why even the smallest detail is not forgotten. For example, the pins that hold the strings in place on the bridge are made from exceptionally hard steel by a specialized company. Sticking the comb is also a job that requires special attention and craftsmanship. At Steingraeber, too, this is still manual work that requires a lot of 'Fingerspitzengefühl'.

Manufacturing process
At Steingraeber & Söhne, the total production time of a piano takes four months.