The Boston series of pianos resulted as a collaboration between piano manufacturers Steinway and Kawai, with Steinway supplying the design and Kawai managing the production. The Boston GP-178, in particular, is my favorite of this series largely because it possesses good string speaking length for great sound while remaining under 6 feet long. This 5’10” instrument is exceptional in touch, tone, and appearance, and in my humble experience and opinion superior to any of its other Asian-manufactured counterparts.
Its touch is definitely geared to please the demanding pianist. It has the perfectly firm touch
– a feeling of substance under the fingers while not “playing like a truck.
” I find it perfect for those who are desiring to develop good technique.
The Boston tone clearly shows off the Steinway design.
I found the tone of many Asian pianos that I’ve looked at to be too crisp and fundamental for my taste, but this piano contained more overtones, lending itself to a more full, lush, romantic sound. I was able to get my personal instrument even more so by having its hammers voiced by a Steinway technician before it ...