Steingraeber & Sohn Model 138

The Steingraeber & Söhne 138 Upright Piano is a truly exceptional and tall piano that has been awarded ‘The Best in the World’ in Paris and is considered as the ‘Tallest Upright Piano in the World’. Its excellent performance, and stunning sound is unrivalled, as the Steingraeber & Söhne 138 upright piano offers the acoustic equivalent of a 6 ft salon grand piano! Many a concert hall, church and university has utilised the professional nature of the Steingraeber & Söhne 138 upright piano. This model is chosen instead of a grand, for its balanced and precise touch, medium tone and expressive, diverse sound.

What we like

● Has up to 20% more upweight for fast-responding keys
● Wide range of modulation
● Transparent and differentiated tone quality
● Keyboard has the same response and action of a grand piano
● Made with reliable key tops and solid ebony to avoid aquaplaning
● Equipped with a music desk


All our prices include vat.


What you should know about Steingraeber & Söhne 138 Upright Piano

Steingraeber & Söhne are a German manufacturer of custom-made pianos loved by professionals, instructors and music enthusiasts alike. Established in 1852, Steingraeber & Söhne pride themselves on creating instruments with only the finest, highest quality materials available. With excellence and traditional craftsmanship at the heart of the brand, Steingraeber & Söhne pianos create the perfect harmony between pianists and pianos. The Steingraeber & Söhne 138 upright piano is specifically designed to improve performance, allowing each pianist to become one with the piano. Its highly responsive touch action and reactive keys can create much greater accuracy and precision for players, in even the most demanding of musical pieces.

The Steingraeber & Söhne 138 Upright Piano creates such a powerful sound, particularly in the bass, with a very rounded and clear tone, which is normally a characteristic of much larger pianos. This model is additionally available with options including a sostenuto pedal, and enhanced chamber-music dampening for the two-string bass section, depending on your requirements. With over one hundred wooden veneers, polished and satin finishes to choose from, this instrument is highly customisable, offering owners to create their dream, aesthetically pleasing piano. In addition, Steingraeber & Söhne can create completely custom-made models for every customer, to their own tastes. The Steingraeber & Söhne 138 Upright Piano is the perfect choice for even the most discerning of pianists, and anyone who wants to experience one of the finest pianos ever made.

In music conservatories, small halls, and even in churches this upright replaces grands, to which the motto, “Better a top-notch upright than a mediocre grand” applies!

Available upon request with stronger dampening for chamber music.

Available as Models 138 K Classic and B Baroque and in a choice of rare and exotic finishes.


  • Height of 138 cm
  • Depth of 66 cm
  • Width of 152 cm
  • Weight of 294 kg

A bit about Steingraeber & Söhne Pianos

In the UK, Steingraeber pianos can still be arguably defined as the best kept secret in the piano world. Since 1852, these wonderful instruments have been made to very limited numbers in Bayreuth, Germany and their list of proud owners include Franz Liszt whose last piano can be found in the grand yet welcoming residence of the Steingraeber family. Udo Schimdt-Steingraeber and his talented team of artisans produce exquisite instruments which, for those in the know, are considered to be amongst the finest pianos made today. We have sold several of their instruments to famous musicians who up until their visit to our showroom, were not aware of their existence. They are also responsible for many innovations including the optional SFM ‘grand feel’ action on their uprights and the unique pedalling system for wheelchair bound players.

Free First Tuning

Markson Pianos are passionate about music and sound, with a reputation for the highest exacting standards. When you purchase a new piano with us, we will promise to offer the first tuning of your new piano completely free of charge! With our professional piano tuning services, you are assured of the best quality sound for the years to come.

Five Year Warranty

At Markson Pianos, all of our new piano models are guaranteed for up to five years to protect your investment, whilst ensuring that you will always have the best quality piano for your practices and recitals. This will correct any issues with manufacturing, repairs or replacements, so that you can rely on your new piano.

Brands We Stock

We offer an extensive range of new pianos from the top makers of Europe and Asia, with the opportunity to compare model from these manufacturers side by side in person at our spacious central London showroom.