Grand W 175 Pianos

Grand W 175 Specifications

Dimensions & Weight

Length: 5'9" Height: 38 1/2" Weight: 690 lbs.

Rim Construction

A full 2 3/4" thickness of selected hard maple layers, laminated, cross banded and held with moisture-resistant glue, then held at a constant temperature and humidity for a least four weeks to ensure proper moisture content.

Pinblock

The finest quality Delignit pinblock is used to guarantee an extraordinary life expectancy.

Sound Board

The sound board is made of clear, close-grained, quarter-sawn, solid spruce. It is varied in thickness by reason of acoustical design. The ribs are of select, quarter-sawn spruce graduated in width and thickness, and feathered for flexibility and frequency of response. Each rib receives a special individual crown for its location in the sound board structure. The ribs of the Charles R. Walter Grand are also unique in their method of being mortised into the inner rim. This process is individualized for each rib of the piano, producing the perfect balance of stiffness and flexibility required in every square inch of sound board. The exclusive sound board design gives a very even tone from low bass to high treble.

Strings

The treble strings and the core wires of the wrapped strings are of the highest grade music wire. The wrappings of the strings are solid copper wire. String length and diameter of inner and outer wraps are all carefully computed to achieve the very smooth inharmonicity scale so characteristic of all Walter pianos. The longest speaking length of the W175 Grand is 49 1/4".

Action

The Walter Grand contains the finest grand action, custom made by Renner for the W175 piano.

Keys

Specially designed Kluge keys go into every Charles R. Walter Grand. Each is individually lead-weighted (balanced) for a smooth, even touch.

Hardware

All external trim, including the heavy casters, are of solid brass.

Case Parts

All case parts are of lumber-core and solid hardwood construction.

Finish

All parts of the piano are carefully sanded, given multiple coats of specially formulated lacquer, hand-rubbed and polished.

Warranty

The Charles R. Walter W175 Grand has a TEN (10) YEAR FULL WARRANTY against defects in parts, materials and workmanship.