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Steinway C - how do they compare? #316284
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Among the pianos I'm running across that are rebuilt or for rebuild is the Steinway C. What are people's impression of the scale design/performance of this piano? Does Steinway still make these in Europe?
thanks much for the info!

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Steinway still build the C in Hamburg. According to a lot of people, the model C is not necessarily Steinway's best, especially when compared with the "flagship" models B and D.

I played one (new) C in Munich at the local Steinway dealership, and I actually quite liked it. Having said that, one of the B's I played before that was rather a bad instrument, the other two B's were rather nice. The C definitely had the best place in the show room and therefore a significant advantage. Still, I found that particular instrument to be better than the B, in particular in its fuller sound (I find the B sounds "smaller" than quite a lot of instruments in the same size class). However, I think that for over 80 000 € (that would be USD 112 000) compared with 72 000 € for the B, there are better choices around ... However, if you find a used one in good condition and a sensible price - definitely worth a try.

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Dan, I suggest you get a D.

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I have always been a little underwhelmed by the S&S C. The last NY unit was built in 1913. This predates accellerated action, and the tapered soundboard. Older C's before 1864 had 85 notes. These are pretty old, even rebuilt, to sustain regular even moderate use.


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THanks Markus, LJC and Craigen, that is very helpful. Sounds like the Hamburg Cs are nice but are different than the old Cs that are around for rebuilding- I'll stick to looking for a good buy on a D or B
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Never played one, however some highly respected Steinway techs seem to be down on the C's compared to D's and B's as suggested above.

In the end, it's all about the individual piano, so if you find a C that moves you more than others, you have the room for it, and the price is right, toss the theory out the window and go for it.


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If done by the right rebuilder, the New York Steinway Cs turn out wonderfully. The Hamburg Cs are also fantastic instruments, and there are several American concert pianists that buy these over new American options, as well as over the Hamburg B.
My experience is that the bad rap that Steinway Cs get come from American new Steinway Dealers and techs who are trying to simply dismiss something they don't have easy access to, and sell what they have.
One of the problems with the Steinway C is that there are very few around, so the chances of finding one that has had a top rate rebuild is even smaller than for a B or D, both of which are more common.
I love Steinway Cs, and buy every one I find, and we almost always sell them before we even start rebuilding them.


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The Steinway C whether New York or Hamburg if restored at a high level can be incredible instruments. Having remanufactured over 10 different Steinway C s (somewhat rare) in the last few years (mostly New York)one needs to do a full remanufacture,in that the C being discontinued in New York in 1913 (special order to 1936) there is nothing savageable on these pianos except the case,case parts,plate,hardware and possibly the action rails and keyset.Many restorations don't do these vintage pianos justice espescially attempting to salvage the soundboard,ribs,bridges and damper action. The New York C is too old to not replace these items in restoration. I purchased a 1890 Steinway C recently that the institution whom owned it sent the piano back to Steinway factory in 1935 where Steinway remanufactured it with a new soundboard and everything else. It needs total restoration again. Over half of the Steinway C s that we have done we have had to make a new lid and flylid for these pianos which we can do in shop. Like any larger Steinway grands there is less consistency within this model. The scale remained the same 1886 to 1913.
A few on this forum have played my recent 1896 restored C. As Keith stated a righteous restoration on a vintage C doesn't hang around long. Many of the New York C s (which I have) are of Victorian art cases of the late 1800's.
Most of the players just want a black one with the traditional spade legs.


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I think the main reason for someone to choose a C over a B or D, is that the C has the same action geometry as the D, but its size is more like the B.

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What length is a C?


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The keyframe and keyset(key lenght) is longer on a D than the C so the action geometry would not be the same. The action geometry technically is different even between pianos of the same mdl. though dimension wise they are suppose to be the same.(hand made piano)


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I am sorry if my information was incorrect, but when I bought my B, and asked the salesperson and technician about the C, I think he told me, that the C had the same action as the Hamburg D and that this was the reason some concert pianists might prefer the C over a B for practicing.


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The C uses the same action stack, including hammers, as the D, although the keyset is different. There are three Steinway action stacks: The S, M, L, and O, (26 bass notes) the A and B, (20 bass notes) and the C and D (20 bass notes with a gap in the lowest tenor section). The hammers are heavier on the C and D.


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Earlier this summer I encountered a stunning 1919 model B at Remenyi in Toronto. It was a Steinway Heirloom Collection restoration and it was like a new piano. I posted about it at the time. However, I never mentioned that right beside it was a factory Heirloom restored model C from the very early 20th century, about 100 years old. This piano had been purchased new by the Royal Conservatory of Music, just up the street, and they still own it. They had sent it to New York to be restored. It was not for sale but was in the showroom beside the rest of the stock awaiting delivery back to it's home where it had lived since new. This was one awesome and beautiful piano, I must say. There was no price on this beauty as it wasn't for sale. It played and sounded like a D to me and had a gorgeous Victorian case, typical of the era.

It's the only C I've ever seen. Remenyi doesn't stock new ones to my knowledge for reasons given earlier in the thread.

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I played a couple of rebuilt C's when I was piano hunting a few years ago. One I came close to buying.

Regarding the New York C's, one respected tech opined that the scale of the C is inherently different than the B and D, oriented more toward a quieter, chamber-music sound. I don't have the specs to back this up, but I do take his word for it.

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Regarding the New York C's, one respected tech opined that the scale of the C is inherently different than the B and D, oriented more toward a quieter, chamber-music sound. I don't have the specs to back this up, but I do take his word for it.

I've heard that couple times as well.

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I would agree with the impression that by its character the C is a (large) chamber concert instrument rather than a small concert instrument. There is no comparison to the sometimes somewhat "brutal" bass on the Steinway D - which is obviously good for large concert halls and playing with an orchestra (and playing the right repertoire on it), but in my opinion not ideally suited for chamber music.

Since someone asked: the C is 227cm (that would make it 7'5", I think), as compared to the B being 211cm and the D 274cm long.

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The last 2 Steinway C s which we had remanufactured even using Renner Hamburg Steinway
hammers (very dense) came out darker sounding in character(still nice) than previous Bs and Ds that we've done the same exact restoration
soundboard,ribs,bridges action stack etc. Not knowing exactly whether a lower tension scale,cutoff bar(only in the C and D),different lenght unisons in the 2nd treble section attributes to this Who knows?. Maybe Del knows. Too many variables to say for sure in considering what causes the differential in sound in Steinways.


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I have played 2 restored Steinway C's and both were restored by Tom Shaw in Charlottesville Virginia. I thought they were almost as large a sound as a D, equal in that wonderful Steinway growl in the bass, and not at all "Chamber music"-like. Very powerful! I find a greater difference between a B and a C than between a C and D. The C and D are much closer in tone, volume and timbre.

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I know Keith K. probably won't post this here to "toot his own horn", so I will have to. This rebuilt Steinway C from Piano Craft popped up on my facebook feed. Holy cow, it sounds fantastic. I think it might be the same instrument they were in the process of rebuilding last Summer when I visited them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyj...8hGZWCdxrygiwlhigr8O80DiSls1Q68Ot8Zg9cxs

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Originally Posted by violarules
I know Keith K. probably won't post this here to "toot his own horn", so I will have to. This rebuilt Steinway C from Piano Craft popped up on my facebook feed. Holy cow, it sounds fantastic. I think it might be the same instrument they were in the process of rebuilding last Summer when I visited them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyj...8hGZWCdxrygiwlhigr8O80DiSls1Q68Ot8Zg9cxs


It REALLY does sound fantastic!

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The cabinet style , legs and music desk are not my thing at all but the tone -- through my Neumann KH120s and Benchmark DAC 3- that's exquisite sounding ! So rich and very clear.

What a fantastic job, congrats. And congrats to whoever is the lucky buyer.


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Friends, and esp. Keith:
As usual, a truly gorgeous piano that sounds as good as it looks !
The pianist is superb - wonderful inner voices.
Bravo all round.
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Beautiful mellow tone! To me, this long sustained sweet and clear tone is just so familiar, although my beloved Steinway C is a modern Hamburg one and sounds little brighter. Hope to hear some lowest bass notes on this rebuilt NY model C to compare. Modern Hamburg C's basses are just marvellous.


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Originally Posted by violarules
I know Keith K. probably won't post this here to "toot his own horn", so I will have to. This rebuilt Steinway C from Piano Craft popped up on my facebook feed. Holy cow, it sounds fantastic. I think it might be the same instrument they were in the process of rebuilding last Summer when I visited them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyj...8hGZWCdxrygiwlhigr8O80DiSls1Q68Ot8Zg9cxs


Its a gorgeous rebuild. Probably the same one that was at being rebuilt when I was there in May. Such warmth, intimacy and roundness to the tone that is such a stark contrast to the glassier sounding pianos more commonly heard these days.
Congratulations to Keith!


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One rebuilt C I encountered recently, at a quite respectable shop, had a rather small sound, a sticking damper, and a very bad "flame mahogany" finish in the wrong red with urethane coating. Made me wonder if the cabinet refinisher had ever seen an original piano. DON'T USE URETHANE.

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BTW, this is how a new modern Hamburg Steinway C sounds:

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Originally Posted by violarules
I know Keith K. probably won't post this here to "toot his own horn", so I will have to. This rebuilt Steinway C from Piano Craft popped up on my facebook feed. Holy cow, it sounds fantastic. I think it might be the same instrument they were in the process of rebuilding last Summer when I visited them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyj...8hGZWCdxrygiwlhigr8O80DiSls1Q68Ot8Zg9cxs

Originally Posted by Karl Watson
Friends, and esp. Keith:
As usual, a truly gorgeous piano that sounds as good as it looks !
The pianist is superb - wonderful inner voices.
Bravo all round.
Karl Watson,
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Wow! Beautifully finished piano and what a beautiful balanced and lush sound...
and what a gorgeous performance of the Schumann Arabesque by Pianist Hai Jin!
Just an outstanding job done by PianoCraft on this historic NY Model C. Thanks for sharing!


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Well thank you very much for the nice comments. Here are a couple more recordings of that piano that I hope you all enjoy.

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What wonderful color coming from this piano. Bright, present, and clear, and still this much color. There is artistry in her playing, there surely is artistry in the voicing of what is a very strong instrument. I think the voicer deserves a serious shout-out. Who is he or she?

The bass is gorgeous and nicely balanced to the rest of the piano. The bass strings sound too clean to come from Steinway's domestic supplier. My guess is either JD Grandt or Heller.

Congratulations on a wonderful accomplishment.

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