Steingraeber & Sohne C 212

C-212 is the direct descendant of the Steingraeber Liszt Grand Piano (1873), the legendary model 205, and was adapted to twenty-first century requirements. The allure of the Steingraeber 205, which has fascinated pianists like Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss and Daniel Barenboim, has been preserved. Because of its differentiated sound spectrum and registers, this model is in use for lieder recitals, in music conservatories and at Chamber Music and New Music festivals.

Description

C-212 is the direct descendant of the Steingraeber Liszt Grand Piano (1873), the legendary model 205, and was adapted to twenty-first century requirements. The allure of the Steingraeber 205, which has fascinated pianists like Franz Liszt, Richard Strauss and Daniel Barenboim, has been preserved. Because of its differentiated sound spectrum and registers, this model is in use for lieder recitals, in music conservatories and at Chamber Music and New Music festivals.

  • increased treble sustain

–  small tweeter dimensioning of the treble board

–  backstrings of the treble in triade-overtones

–  capo d’astro bars with strengthening bridges

–  induction-hardened capo d’astro bars

  • sound-reflecting rim
  • hardened bridge pins in nickeled iron
  • agrafes hardened by steel pins
  • straight bass bridge for a higher soundboard amplitude
  • perfect touch

–  fast-responding keys (20 % more upweight)

–  sharps 1 g lighter than white keys

–  reliable key tops without aquaplaning

  • frame design without hindering cross-braces for techniques for Contemporary music
  • responding touch by aluminium action rails with wooden fillings

 

  • sound-reflecting casing wall, straight form in the rear
  • particularly sonorous discant resulting from:
    • precise high-frequency dimension of the treble-range soundboard
    • treble backstrings constructed using ‘Mischklang’ (unified sound) principle
    • sound bridges on the capo d’astro bars
    • induction-hardened capo d’astro bars
    • 2 frame flanges in the treble region for extra tension
  • hardened bridge pins in nickeled iron
  • agrafes hardened by steel pins
  • perfect touch
    • fast-responding keys (20% more up-weight)
    • sharp notes 1g lighter
    • reliable key tops (to avoid ‘aquaplaning’)
  • frame design without front cross struts (for New Music ‘extended techniques’)
  • responding touch by aluminium action rails with wooden fillings

Technical data and features

Technische Daten

C-212

Maximum length

max. Länge

7′ / 213 cm

 

Maximum width/height

 

max. Breite/Höhe

61” / 40”

155 / 102 cm

Knee room

Kniefreiheit

25” / 63,5 cm

Net weight

Gewicht netto

ca. 363 kg

Gross weight (cardboard)

Gewicht brutto

ca. 423 kg

 

Sounding space

 

Klingende Resonanzbodenfläche

13.257 cm2

2.055 sq. inch

1st bass string speaking length

Ton 1

58 1/4″

Dual weighting = touch weight naturals/sharps

Spielgewicht: Unter-/ Obertaste

48/47 g

Counterweight

Aufgewicht

21-27 g

5 layers maple pin block

Stimmstock, 5 Schichten Ahorn

standard

Ebony sharps

Obertasten aus Ebenholz

standard

Mineral keytops for naturals

Untertasten mineralisch

standard

Comprehensive genuine wood guarantee

Umfassende Echtholzgarantie

standard

Environmentally-friendly processing

Umweltfreundliche Verarbeitung

standard

Humidity-safe glued joints

Tropenfest

standard

Special drying for extremely low humidity

Sondertrocknung (Wüstenklima)

standard

Keyboard lid bracke

Klappenbremse

standard

Sostenuto pedal

Tonhaltepedal (Sostenuto)

standard

Concert grand castors, with two brakes

Konzertrollen inkl. 2 Bremsen

optional

3rd pedal -/hand-operated muffler

Pedal-/Handmoderator

upon request

Adjustable lyre-stays

Einstellbare Lyrastützen

standard

Una Corda regulation of capstanscrew

Una-Corda-Pilotenregulierung

standard

Key frame adjusting screw from undern. in the bass

Waagebalken-Stellschraube von unten im Bass

standard

Mozart Rail (touch depth 8-10 mm)

Mozart-Zug (Spieltiefe 8-10 mm)

optional

Sordino (pedal or kneelever)

Sordino-Zug (Pedal oder Kniehebel)

optional

Phoenix bridge agraffes and hitch pins

Phoenix Stegagraffen und Anhangstifte

optional

Carbon fibre soundboard

Kohlefaser Resonanzboden

optional