Performance Edition pianos designed by Steinway & Sons in New York for all uses, from family enjoyment in the home to intensive institutional use at Conservatories and Music Schools.

Boston Player Grands - Designed by Steinway & Sons in New York

Steinway & Sons has partnered with QRS in Seneca, PAthe world's oldest and most established manufacturer of player piano systems suitable for installation in Boston Baby Grands. QRS was founded over 100 years ago, manufacturing player piano rolls during the first heyday of the player piano. In the early years, many famous artists including George Gershwin recorded their performances for QRS player piano rolls. As a result of this history, they have by far the largest music library in the world for player pianos.

Today with the huge resurgence in player baby grands, QRS has the most advanced technology for seamlessly and invisibly installing player systems into any grand piano, including Steinway's Boston piano. Their extensive music library of over 10,000 titles resides in the cloud and is easily accessible through a simple app on devices like an iPad or iPhone. The reproduction is incredibly realistic, capturing all of the nuances of the artists' performances, unlike the player rolls in the early 1900's. Virtually all genres of music are available.

Designed by Steinway & Sons in New York, the Boston line of grand pianos comprises Steinway's most significant design patents and features, developed over their 160+ year history. Designed to compete in the mid-price point, Boston pianos are infused with much of Steinway's DNA, including over 30 design patents and innovations from the storied New York piano maker. 

Boston grands are all built with Steinway's wide-tail design and tapered Spruce soundboard. The action geometry is identical to Steinway's patented accelerated action with all hard-rock maple wood action parts (no plastic) for the best tactile feel and response. Many other Steinway patents differentiate Boston from other brands. 

The Boston piano is ideal for the buyer looking for a mid-priced piano at a very high level of quality due to Steinway's design and materials specifications. Each comes with a 10 year parts and labor warranty and matching bench. Each Boston is concert-prepped and tuned prior to delivery by a Steinway-trained expert staff technician. A second complimentary tuning in the home or studio is included within 60 days after delivery.

Each new Boston grand also includes a full trade-up certificate to a new Steinway grand piano, including the Steinway Spirio high resolution player grand, anytime within 10 years of purchase, thus guaranteeing your trade value.

Models & Key Features

  • Model GP156 - 5'1" Player Baby Grand (shown)
  • Model GP163 - 5'4" Player Baby Grand
  • Model GP178 - 5'10" Player Grand
  • Model GP193 - 6'4" Player Grand
  • Performance Edition II
  • Ebony Polish and Ebony Satin Finishes
  • Other Finishes by Special Order
  • QRS PNO3 Player System with Music Library
  • Steinway Wide-tail Design
  • Steinway Tapered Solid Spruce Soundboard
  • Steinway Accelerated Action Geometry
  • All Maple Action Parts (no plastic)
  • Steinway Octagrip Pinblock
  • 10 Year Full Trade-up Certificate Included
  • Matching Bench Included
  • 10 Year Parts and Labor Warranty Included
  • One Free In-home Tuning Included