Boston Grand Piano GP-178
  • 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
  • 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
  • If you’re looking for a good piano for a serious musician or teacher on or off a budget, I highly, highly recommend this instrument

    • by SarahElizabeth
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      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 ...


      • was delivered to my home.

        I love this piano’s dynamic range too; it’s very responsive, yielding both delicate tones and massive waves of sound… and everything between. I found that this piano, to me, has a desirable balance throughout the scale, possessing both a good, ringing treble and a powerful, lucid bass.

        A lovely aspect of this instrument is the fact that is both durable and beautiful. My high-gloss ebony model stops even non-music-lovers in their tracks, but few would guess how easy it is to maintain this instrument.

        I found that a cotton

        flannel cloth and a spritz of water was all that I needed to get the polyester finish back to its original luster; the non-yellowing imitation ivory keys required only similar clean-up, and a twice-yearly tuning and a vacuuming of the inside once or twice a year finished the maintenance process. If you’re looking for a good piano for a serious musician or teacher on or off a budget, I highly, highly recommend this instrument.

        It’s also a great buy as an instrument to “grow into” as well. The Boston GP-178 a beautiful and high-performance piano that’s actually affordable.

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