Steingraeber is found in the bustling city of Bayreuth, which wears its illustrious musical heritage (both Wagner and Liszt are buried there) lightly..
Unlike some European makers, it’s hard to miss Steingraeber, being just off Steingraeber Passage.
Let’s see, isn’t there a piano company around here someplace?
My street cred must be higher, and my timing was right because this time Udo Steingraeber took me around. You cannot imagine a more involved, knowledgeable, enthusiastic proponent for the world of high end pianos and his in particular.
The Steingraeber factory also exudes history, being in continuous use for, well I forget the exact number, but a number of years.
Steingraeber places GREAT emphasis on the perfect mating between inner and outer rim. They go so far as to create the outer rim, using the exact inner rim that will be on the same piano, as a mold. Here 2 inner and outer rims are being created at the same time, numbered and matched forever.
This is an active, living breathing maker, not content to build historical artifacts. Here I must add that I found this trait in all the makers I visited, but Steingraeber is particularly active offering carbon fiber soundboards and the new phoenix bridge.
This piano has both