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Steinway & Sons

The Steinway Model O was introduced in the latter part of the year 1900. The Model O is very similar to the Model L and they are among the largest of Steinway’s ‘baby grands’. These pianos were first manufactured from 1900 to 1924. Very early Model O Grands lacked adjustable rear duplexes, an issue that was quickly remedied. The New York Steinway factory discontinued the Model O Grand in 1923 in favor of the new Steinway Model L. Very similar in both size and performance, the main difference between these two models is that the Model L features a more squared off tail design. This featured was introduced to allow for a larger soundboard area.

A Model O is a good bit larger than a Model S or Model M, giving it an edge when it comes to sound and tonal quality. These pianos feature a bass that is powerful and deep with a clear treble and overall rich tonal range. These pianos were designed with the limitations of smaller room sizes in mind but do not compromise on the quality of the playing experience. Later dubbed a ‘living room grand’, these pianos produce the iconic Steinway sound while taking up less room than a Model A or B.