Bösendorfer Grand Piano 170

More than a Century of Artistic Expression

Vienna, 1908

Ludwig Bösendorfer draws the first sketches of the Grand Piano 170 for the highly cultured salon society of Imperial Vienna. The result is an enchanting instrument for the private cheerful gatherings of the bourgeois, and nobility. More than a century later, this Bösendorfer Grand still enjoys popularity. A true Bösendorfer Sound experience even after more than a century of music’s history.

Bösendorfer Silent Edition
This Bösendorfer Grand is also available as Bösendorfer Silent Edition. Get inspired by the Bösendorfer Sound at day, at night. We exclusively use the state of the art Yamaha Silent System SH. Mechanical and acoustic qualities are neither altered nor changed in the slightest. Musical inspiration acoustic and digital in nature: a sound wave oscillating in two worlds.

Description

Bösendorfer ranks among the world’s oldest and most prestigious piano manufacturers. Rich in tradition and world-famous for their intricate hand-craftsmanship, high quality instruments and unmistakably inspiring sound, they have been refining the art of Viennese piano-making since 1828.

Thriving in the epicenter of European culture, Bösendorfer has uniquely been able to experience and absorb the influences of Viennese culture. Vienna has been the major center of the arts in Europe for over 500 years, making it a destination for great musicians and artists, and resulting in fantastic architecture throughout the city. More importantly, Vienna has been a destination, inspiration and home to many famous musicians and composers—including Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, Liszt, Strauss and Schönberg…to name a few. The influence of Viennese architecture, as well as these renowned artists and musicians is prevalent in the design and sound of Bösendorfer’s pianos.

Building a Bösendorfer is a labor of love. Dedicated craftsmen have passed their traditions and skills down from generation to generation, and as such have continued to perfect the beautiful design, sound and quality that make a Bösendorfer piano truly unique. Within every Bösendorfer piano lies not only more than a full year’s work, but also the knowledge that has been passed down and refined since the company’s founding. Every Bösendorfer piano is special, built with care, devotion and professionalism—”The Bösendorfer among the grands.”

Characteristics::

  • Resonance case principle and solid spruce rim construction for advanced projection
  • Independent Capo d’Astro for perfect adjustment in the descant registry
  • Sophisticated processing of European raw materials exclusively
  • Resonance body out of Austrian tone wood spruce
  • Hand spun Bösendorfer bass strings
  • Handcrafted in Austria
  • Single stringing
  • 3 pedals

Specifications:

  • Length 5’7″
  • Width 4’11”
  • Weight 700 lbs
  • 88 Keys

Optional:

  • Bösendorfer Silent Edition
  • Chrome finish