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Bosendorfer grand

Post by chrisw » 06 Sep 2019, 20:47

Found myself looking at a Bosendorfer grand selling for £78000 today. Luckily it is too big for our house and certainly way outside any budget I would have for a new piano. What surprised me was that it had an open wrest plank, if that is the correct way to describe it.

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Post by chrisw » 19 Sep 2019, 09:10

Following the post on the Steingraeber silent system I have been on the Steingraeber website and it appears they are another "traditional" manufacturer that still seem to prefer open wrest planks. I can only draw the conclusion that they do not have the machinery to drill through both a frame and wrest plank together. Why would you wish the wooden wrest plank to take all the loading of the tuning pins without help from the frame ? Also it appears that Steingraeber wrest planks are composed only of three wood layers. I would have to be persuaded that these more traditional practices were just as good as the more modern practices and materials.

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Post by Barrie Heaton » 24 Sep 2019, 19:25

Open planks tend to be more stable tuning wise as you get more feel of what the pins are doing. Stineways wile they have a full-frame there are no bushings so jut the same as an open plank tuning wise

Cheaper makes tend to used multi-laminated planks, and if the pins are too tite, then they tend to be jumpy. Bosendorfer pianos are a dream to tune.

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Re: Bosendorfer grand

Post by chrisw » 24 Sep 2019, 19:33

Thanks for the info Barrie.

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