Steinway K-52 Upright


Steinway Model K-52 Professional Upright Piano

MAKE: Steinway & Sons
52” Professional Upright
  2013 (Made in USA)
Used (One Owner)
Satin Ebony

Steinway K52 Traditional Professional Upright

Introduced in 1903, this piano features a larger soundboard than many grands, for a more resonant voice. The choice for professional players seeking an upright instrument — and perfect for all sizes of homes and apartments.  This venerable model is still being manufactured by Steinway & Sons and carries a current list price of MSRP=$46,900 for a satin ebony finish Model K52.

This one owner like-new preowned Steinway piano was manufactured at the Steinway & Sons factory in New York in 2013.  It has been thoroughly inspected and serviced by our shop technicians and found to be in excellent condition.  No work needed to be performed other than action regulation, voicing of the hammers, and detailing.  This piano offers a tremendous opportunity and considerable value for anyone considering the purchase of a late model Steinway Professional Upright.  It is as close to purchasing a brand-new K-52 as one can get.

Unlike other manufacturers that mass-produce their uprights, Steinway & Sons uprights are handcrafted in the same factory as our grand pianos, using the same techniques, conditioning processes, and craftsmen. The result is the world’s finest upright, living up to the Steinway & Sons name in every respect. Their upright pianos take advantage of over 125 patented features and processes, including their patented Diaphragmatic soundboard, Accelerated Action and Hexagrip pinblock.

Steinway Model K-52 History and Specifications:

Current MSRP = $46,900

The Steinway Model K-52 (52”) Professional Upright is the oldest essentially unchanged upright piano design currently in mass production. The modern Model K pianos have essentially the same dimensions and string scale of the original and the structural design has remained the same for well over a century.

The longest bass string in the Steinway K upright is longer than the longest bass string in the Steinway Model S (5’1”) grand, at 46 3/8” on the K versus 45 1/2” on the S. This is why this piano is often called the “upright grand”. It requires 12 months to craft a Steinway grand, 10 months for the K-52, employing precisely the same materials and superb workmanship as the grands. It is the only upright with a solid laminated maple closing rim to configure the soundboard into the shape and sound of a baby grand.

Unlike other manufacturers that mass-produce their uprights, Steinway & Sons uprights are handcrafted in the same factory as their grand pianos, using the same techniques, conditioning processes, and craftsmen. The result is one of the world’s finest uprights. One of the last great American piano manufacturers, Steinway & Sons pianos are still made in Long Island, New York and still represent quality American craftsmanship.

If you are looking for a preowned Steinway K-52 Upright Piano, this piano offers incredible value for the price and in an almost new condition that ensures that you will receive many years of service before any parts need replacement.

TRADITIONAL K-52 Specifications:

Height 52″ (132 cm)
Width 61″ (154 cm)
Depth 26.5″ (67 cm)
Net Weight 600 pounds (273 kg)

Back Frame: Solid birch mortised foot-piece. Solid birch soundboard lining. Grand-type maple laminated closing rim; unequaled vertical strength and stability.

Posts: 5 full-length tapered solid spruce braces with a volume of 3,600 cu. in. (58,993cm3): assures that backframe will remain straight, promoting stable and consistent tuning. Strategically positioned with bottom ends tenoned into birch foot-piece for positive vertical alignment. Spruce fill-blocks between posts at top of backframe capped with solid birch backing board for positive horizontal alignment.

Made from durable, resinous sugar pine to assure strong and constant support of string down-bearing on the soundboard. Rib ends are hand-fitted into their mounting surfaces virtually locking in the important soundboard crown.

Overstrung; twenty-six note bass/tenor break. Treble duplex. Tension: 37,500 lbs. (16,875 kg)

Sturdy gray iron; filled, CNC-milled, and sealed; bronzed and lacquered.

Tuning Pins
Premium blued steel with rust-resistant, nickeled heads.

Treble: Ten whole & one-half sizes from high-tensile Swedish steel. Bass: Swedish steel core wire wound with pure copper. Longest, pressure bar/bridge: 46 3/8″ (118 cm)

Premium wool top felt over premium wool under felt; treated to resist insects and moisture. Compression-wired to retain permanent shape. Hard rock maple hammer moldings and shanks.

Vertical-cut premium wool for effective dampening. Hornbeam heads for endurance.

White, quarter-sawn hornbeam parts are bushed with specially treated wool action cloth for freedom from friction. Parts are anchored in hard maple rails. Dependable, Direct-Blow design permits ALL parts of the action to lie above the brass capstan screws.

European spruce, individually weighed-off. Chip-proof, stain-resistant coverings for naturals; slip-proof, delicately abraded ebonized sharps. Tough, durable Linden wood buttons reinforce keys over balance rail permitting maximum tonal power with every strike. Longest: 16 1/8″ (40.9 cm)

Made from planks of stable, quarter-sawn poplar. Horizontal planks are freely mortised together, while their ends are permanently mortised into vertical planks made of birch, presenting a vented system for humidity escapement while allowing for necessary expansion and contraction. Hand-milled to be flat and true correlating with keyframe for snug fit. Strong, rugged construction provides a solid mount for keyframe and action allowing for precise and prolonged action regulation. Thickness: 1 3/4″ (4.45 cm)

Heavy, solid brass. Soft, sustaining, and full sostenuto.

Made in USA
Parent Company: Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc.
Company Location: USA