Elegance in Every Note:
Boston UP-132E PE Upright Piano

Introducing the Boston UP-132 EP upright piano, a masterpiece that stands tall at a height of 52" (132 cm). As the largest Boston upright piano, the UP-132E PERFORMANCE EDITION commands attention and delivers a remarkable sound that rivals many grand pianos. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this instrument is a testament to the renowned expertise of STEINWAY & SONS. The design incorporates the unique patents and heritage that have made the STEINWAY name synonymous with musical excellence.

The result is a piano that produces a rich and powerful sound, captivating musicians and audiences alike. With the Boston UP-132 EP upright piano, you can enjoy the unparalleled combination of grand piano-like performance and the convenience of an upright, making it the perfect choice for discerning pianists who seek exceptional quality in a more compact form.

BOSTON UP-132 EP features

  • Octagrip® Pinblock
  • Tapered Solid Spruce Soundboard
  • Massive Staggered Backposts
  • All Wooden Action Parts
  • Mute Pedal
  • Brass Casters
  • Polished Brass Hardware
  • Slow-Fall Fallboard
  • Rotating Upper Panel Enhances Tone
  • Longer Music Rest Supports More Music
  • Classic Coved Top
  • Lower Tension String Scale for Increased Tonal Clarity, Depth, & Sustain
  • Ebony Polish Finish





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Height: 132 cm (52")

Width: 154 cm (60½")

Depth: 67 cm (26¼")

Net Weight: 300 kg (661 1b)


Cabinet Style: European

Finish: High Polish: Ebony

Hardware: Solid brass — polished and lacquered


Mahogany foot-piece soundboard lining and backboard. Specially-designed grand-type mahogany closing rim; unequaled vertical strength and stability and improved acoustics. Backposts have staggered spacing to enhance tone and provide support where needed.


Full-length laminated spruce posts assure that the backframe will remain straight and consistent and tuning will remain stable. Spruce fill-blocks between posts at the top and bottom of the backframe, capped with a maple backboard for positive vertical alignment. Solid filler blocks (no hollow spots). 5 posts. Total cross sectional area: 450 cm2 (69.8 in2). Thickness of post: 9 cm (3½"). Width of post: 10 cm (4").


Octagrip™ pinblock made of 11 layers of hard rock maple - glued in different grain angles of 60 degrees - affording the tuning pins greater stability under tension and enabling the piano to stay in tune longer.


Close and straight-grain solid (not laminated) spruce. Minimum 3 annual growth rings per cm (minimum 8 per inch). Tapered from treble to bass, to provide a rich tone in the bass, and a brilliant and crisp tone in the treble, creating a well-balanced and lasting tonal response. Tapered from 9 mm to 8 mm. Vibrating area: 1.14 m2 (1,767 in2). Closing rim evens out the soundboard's response to all frequencies, eliminating "hot" spots. Emulates shape of grand soundboard.


Made from durable spruce to assure strong and constant support of the strings bearing down on the soundboard. Ribs are fully let-in to the liner to support the important soundboard crown and prevent the piano from losing its tone. Number of ribs: 11


Treble: Solid maple, curved to fit the crown of the soundboard. Bass: Solid maple mounted to cantilevered base. Doweled, glued, and screwed to soundboard. One continuous base and treble bridge.


Overstrung: Lower tension scale for longer sustaining tone and longer life of the whole piano. 16,104 kg (35,428 lb) tension.


Cast from grey iron, bronze-painted and lacquered. Vacuum cast. Tuning Pins Nickel-plated steel, cut threaded.


Treble: Highest grade steel (in half size increments). Number of sizes: 13. Lowest tenor note: 30. Bass: Steel core wire wound with solid copper. Number 1 speaking length: 121.7 cm (47.9")


Premium wool topfelt over premium wool underfelt. Weight of topfelt: 9.4 kg (20.8 lb). Compression-wired to retain permanent shape. Mahogany moldings. Hammer-shanks from select resilient maple or horn-beam. Computer-designed pear-shaped hammers with reinforced shoulders result in superior tone, increased durability and greater voicing ability.


Solid maple (all wood, no plastic) for all moving parts. Extruded aluminum action rails for increased stability and less frequent regulation. Dependable direct-blow design.


Genuine spruce, individually balanced and weighted. Synthetic ivory and ebony key covers. Length of key: 40.3 cm (15.9").


Made from laminated hardwood. Strong, rugged construction provides a solid mount for the keyframe and action allowing for precise and prolonged action regulation. Keybed thickness is 42 mm.


Spruce with hardwood inserts in the balance rail and front rail for added stability.


Soft (half-blow), muffler, and sustaining (damper) pedals.


  • Music desk: Professional music desk.
  • Two-position upper panel for tone escapement and solid music support.
  • Fallboard: Soft fall fallboard.
  • Casters: Solid brass casters.
  • Prop Sticks: Top prop sticks.
  • Bench: Matching wood-top bench.