Steinway L

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Steinway & Sons Model L Grand Piano

MAKE: Steinway & Sons
 5’-10.5” Grand Piano
  1964 (Made in USA)
 Used (Refurbished)
 Satin Ebony

This Steinway Model L Grand Piano was originally manufactured in the USA in 1964 at the Steinway & Sons factory in New York.  The Model L is well known for its quality design and construction.  For over eighty years, it was one of the most popular models ever manufactured by Steinway, featuring a rich, full tone and an action that is responsive and subtly refined.

The Model L measures 5’10½” in length, a size that provides the perfect balance between size and space for those looking for a baby grand for the home. Dubbed the ‘living room grand’ by Steinway, these pianos are a favorite of many accomplished pianists, and are also excellent pianos for use in institutional practice rooms and even performance venues.

We thoroughly inspected and serviced this piano before placing it on our showroom floor.  The traditional satin ebony finish is in good shape and has been detailed by our shop.  The pedals and all brass and metal work have been polished, and the piano comes with a matching artist bench.

We replaced the hammers with brand new high-quality Renner Bluepoint hammers, replaced the shanks and flanges, and regulated the action.  The new hammers have been voiced, the piano has been tuned to concert pitch and it is ready to be delivered and set-up in your home.  If you are looking for a classic American Grand that offers full sound in a comfortable size, this is it.

Steinway Model L Grand Piano History and Specifications

First Produced: 1923
Production Status: 1923 – 2006
Classification: Living Room Grand

Built primarily by Steinway in New York
Scale design with a 26-note bass section by Henry Ziegler
[Discontinued in 2005 with the reintroduction of Model O] Length: 5′ 10 1/2″
Width: 4’10”
Weight: 610 lbs [1983-2006]

The Steinway & Sons Model L is among the larger sized Steinway ‘baby grands’ that Steinway designed and manufactured. The Model L scale design is based very closely on its predecessor the Model O which it replaced in the mid 1920’s. The Model L with its square tail, was designed to replace the same-size Model O which featured a rounded tail. The cast iron plate and soundboard conform to the square tail providing additional soundboard space at the rear of the instrument when compared to its predecessor. The Steinway Model L was manufactured from 1924 until 2005. The Model L was discontinued by Steinway & Sons in 2005 and replaced with the same model piano it had superseded all those years ago, the Model O.

The Model L (and Model O) are extremely popular with pianists who enjoy owning and experiencing the excellence of a Steinway piano in a manageable size and are the largest in the range of Steinway Grand Pianos that are sized to suit the space requirements of a private residence.

The Model L was pretty much a New York specialty and was not manufactured at the Hamburg Steinway factory. However, in 1984 and later in 1985, rims, soundboards and plates were shipped to the Hamburg factory from New York where they were completed into finished Model L Grand Pianos. This very limited New York/Hamburg run was specially made for the European institutional market.