For more than half a century, this hand crafted Bösendorfer Grand piano has been one of the most popular models ever. Its sound and dynamics unfold effortlessly in a concert as well as in your living room. The excellent action provides sensitive controllability and translates the artist’s intention to energetic expression.
Finest musical nuances, warm sonorous bass and bright colours’ play resonate in timeless worlds of sound created by the artist. The audience is immersed in this universe joyfully musing about the vast variety of interpretations and genres heard. A moment of pure inspiration.
Resonance Case Principle
Very similar in principle to a violin the whole body – not exclusively the soundboard – supports sound formation. The actual core of the piano rim consists of a 10 mm quarter-sawn piece that is specially grooved by craftsmen to allow it to be bent to the silhouette around the inner rim. This is unique to Bösendorfer. When a note is played, the integrated spruce components become acoustically active, forming a complete resonating body that allows the whole instrument to project your play. An outstanding richness of tone colour and our legendary pure and brilliant sound is crafted this way. This complex construction is part of the Viennese tradition of piano making.
From delicate pianissimo to splendid fortissimo
A Bösendorfer Grand shows optimal controllability. Developed in cooperation with artists and technicians, this action is crafted to Bösendorfer’s own, refined specification. This action is built to transfer the finest articulation of masterful play. Controllability at play.
Unique bass strings
All bass strings are spun in the unique Bösendorfer way. A steel core string is the basis for 1 or two layers of copper. The carefully spun strings are a substantial element of the warm and sonorous Bösendorfer bass.
Independent Capo d’Astro
Bösendorfer is the only piano manufacturer that applies a detachable and independent Capo d’Astro in the upper register. This is how they assure an utmost precise adjustment in the upper register guaranteeing the original Bösendorfer Sound for generations: Unique sound for more than one generation.
Traditional Sand Cast
Bösendorfer uses the traditional sand casting to forge their frame. Their raw frames, produced in Austria, rest 6 months outside the factory. This is how all inner strain of the forging process are released allowing the frame to remain relaxed under 20 tons of string tension. Pure stability.
Tonal stability at its best: Bösendorfer’s open pinblock consists out of 3 layers of 7mm quarter sawn maple, glued cross-grained to each other. Settled on a base of red beech this construction offers a firm basis for the pins tied with strings. The top layer is refined with a 1.5mm walnut veneer. Their open pin block: a sound basis indeed.
Each string is individually attached with a handmade loop. Over time this improves tuning stability and is particularly service friendly.
The basis of each Bösendorfer Grand is spruce that is naturally dried by air and has proven to be the ideal tone wood. The four seasons, sun, wind and wide temperature differences gently prepare this wood for its final purpose: to resonate. At Bösendorfer we use more than 80% of spruce tone wood building our instruments, more than any other manufacturer. When you add the natural drying process to our manufacturing time, it actually takes 6 years until the Bösendorfer Grand arrives at your doorstep. Precious time, necessary to craft the unique Bösendorfer Sound.
Made in Austria
Bösendorfer Grands are not just an object of investment but of value that will last more than one generation. Their skilled Bösendorfer Artisans reveal the inner beauty of the Bösendorfer sound, unique in colour, dynamics and expression. Perfected throughout generations. It takes the dedication of Bösendorfer Artisans for up to a year to build this Bösendorfer Grand. A personal touch that you will sense the moment you play. Austrian quality, Viennese soul.
Uncompromising traditional handcrafting, beauty and the Viennese soul. Made in Austria for close to two centuries, since 1828. The sole limitation of your Bösendorfer Grand is its surrounding. Everything else is taken care of by us. Our instruments will unveil the fine nuances of the music you play – key by key, yet unseen and unheard.