Grotrian-steinweg

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Grotrian-steinweg

Post by davw1963 » 22 Aug 2003, 20:35

Dear readers,

Would you recommend buying a Grotrian Steinweg grand either 5'4'' or 6'4''? It would be a new model.

any thoughts. . . .

many thanks,

David W. :D

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Post by Barrie Heaton » 23 Aug 2003, 12:08

I have never worked on a new one However, all the ones I have tuned are very good most are over 50 years old, they are very well made and stay in tune well. All are grands never seen an upright. I would go for the 6.4 if it was me.


As to the tone and touch that is up to you I do like the tone to me they have a nice rich bass and good mid range the top treble is good on some of the ones I work on but not so good on others but that is an age thing


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Post by davw1963 » 23 Aug 2003, 21:22

Dear B.

Thanks ever so much for your reply!

Your words help strengthen my resolve to go for the 6'4'' too!

All the best,

David W. :)

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Post by Melodytune » 27 Aug 2003, 22:31

Like Barrie I have tuned a few of these pianos, again grands not uprights and they do stay well in tune.

I have someone re-conditioning one for a long-standing customer of mine who has been impressed with his piano. The treble is currently very weak but this is due to the hammers being well used/worn. I look forward to tuning the piano again when the work has been done.
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Post by davw1963 » 28 Aug 2003, 12:29

Dear Chris,

thanks very much for your reply re: Grotrian Steinweg.

My experience with the new grands is that the treble is way too loud!. . . .an needs voicing down. .ha ha....thats the beauty of pianos I guess.

Cheers!

David W.

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