Steinway Piano / Seattle Piano
A well-constructed piano adds a level of beauty, elegance and sophistication to your home, and suitably provides a lifetime of musical enjoyment. There are many brands, styles, and companies to choose from when seeking to purchase a piano in Seattle, and selecting the right piano can be a very pleasant and rewarding experience for the informed buyer. That’s why our retail stores have Steinway Piano Exclusivity in Seattle.
Since 1853, Steinway pianos have set an uncompromising standard for sound, touch, beauty, and investment value. Each Steinway piano is handcrafted during the course of up to full year – creating an instrument that remains the choice of 9 out of 10 concert artists, countless pianists, composers, and performers around the world.
Whether your Steinway piano will be played by an accomplished musician or a child just beginning piano lessons, or even if it will simply become a beautiful addition to your home, Sherman-Clay will help narrow the field of choices and make your Steinway piano selection process easier.
Selecting a Steinway Piano
Grand vs. Vertical
There are of course many crucial factors to consider when selecting your piano. In addition to your own personal musical requirements, room size is also an important factor. A Steinway piano’s sound volume and quality is directly related to the size of the soundboard and length of its strings. The larger the piano, the better it will sound. If you have the available budget and space, then a grand piano would be the optimal selection.
The major difference between a grand piano and a vertical piano is the position of the soundboard. In a grand piano, the soundboard and strings are positioned horizontally; in a vertical piano, they are positioned vertically. Therefore, verticals are commonly called vertical pianos. Another difference is the key action—in a grand piano the action works with gravity and is more responsive than a vertical.
Servicing Your Steinway Piano
Servicing your piano is an important part of piano ownership and should never be disregarded. There are many options for servicing your piano in Seattle, but you should also be aware of the three basic steps in proper maintenance: tuning, which brings the piano back to pitch; voicing, which affects the piano's quality of sound; and regulation – the adjustment of the action mechanism which affects the touch of the piano.
Click here to see our full selection of Steinway Pianos: