Introduced in 1911, the Model M was introduced as the "Studio Grand" for your home. Manageable size and great tone are the combination that helped established the Model M as one of the most versatile baby grands ever produced, satisfying the requirements of the home as well as practice rooms, and many institutional settings. By designing a piano at this scale, Steinway & Sons envisioned the Model M for the home and specific institutional and professional uses where space is limited.
Yet, the Steinway quality of sound and performance is not sacrificed. The Model M is known for its range of tone, quick responsive action and power in a compact size. Their size and sound continue to make them a top choice for many. Features: 13 Ply laminated hard rock maple rim 3 Solid spruce beams Hexagrip 7 ply laminated pinblock Tapered solid quarter sawn spruce soundboard Sugar pine ribs Agraffe double duplex design Nickel plated blued tuning pins Steinway hammers Hard rock maple moldings and shanks Maple action parts European spruce keys individually balanced and weighted Spruce plank keybed Solid brass hardware Birch cabinet. History: Heinrich Steinweg established his piano company in 1853 in New York.
In 1880, the Hamburg Steinway factory was opened. After nearly a century, the piano company has undergone family and ownership changes. Today, it operates under the three lines of Steinway, Boston and Essex.