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In the photo to the left, Steinway factory soundboards wait to be inserted into their respective cabinets. These soundboards are made with the best evenly grown spruce wood with hard rock maple base and treble bridges attached. The room is darkly lit with temperatures and moistures controlled.
There are no more perfectly built soundboards on the planet.
The Steinway company has learned that quality in every aspect of the piano making process will not only insure the highest respect when it comes to name brand recognition, but will also contribute to the making of grand and baby grand pianos that sound beautiful and that will stand the test of time.
Photographs by Robert Callaghan, RPT
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