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 Institutional Uprights UP118S and UP120S

Designed by Steinway & Sons in New York, these Boston Institutional Uprights were originally designed for the rigours of university music school and conservatory practice room use. They comprise the best selling Steinway studio uprights and are used by numerous schools across the country, including Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Mercer University and Gordon State College, to name just a few. They are also favored practice room pianos by numerous All-Steinway schools with their great combination of big sound, responsive action and value.

Comprised of Steinway's most advanced design patents and features, developed over their nearly 170 year history, Boston (and Essex) pianos are the ONLY mid-priced pianos to be infused with Steinway design-DNA. 

Boston uprights are designed with over 30 Steinway patents and designs, including custom tapered solid Spruce soundboards for full, rich sound. 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. The massive back post construction on the back is not found in any non-Steinway piano and creates superior stability and longevity. Steinway's patented Octagrip pinblock of quartersawn maple for tuning stability, is the latest innovation in today's third edition of Boston pianos - the "Performance Edition II". 

Boston upright pianos are ideal for both individual players as well as institutions looking for a high quality, mid-priced piano with Steinway and Sons' design from the ground up. These instruments include a 10 year parts and labor warranty and a matching bench. Each Boston is concert prepped and tuned prior to delivery by our Steinway-trained expert staff technicians. A second complimentary tuning in the home or studio is included within 60 days after delivery.

Each new Boston upright also includes a full trade-up certificate to a new Steinway grand or upright piano anytime within 15 years of purchase, thus guaranteeing your trade value. 

Models & Key Features

  • Model UP118S - 46" Upright (Shown)
  • Model UP120S - 47" Upright (NEW)
  • Black Oak Satin Finish (UP118S)
  • Ebony Polish or Walnut Satin Finish (UP120S)
  • Performance Edition II
  • Toe-block Design for Easy Moving
  • Steinway Patented Octagrip Pinblock
  • Mapes Bass Strings from USA
  • Steinway Custom Tapered Solid Spruce Soundboard
  • Steinway Accelerated Action Geometry
  • All Hard Rock Maple Action Parts (no plastic)
  • 15 Year Full Trade-up Certificate Included
  • Matching Artist Bench Included
  • 10 Year Parts and Labor Warranty Included
  • One Free On-site Tuning Included