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BALDWIN PRO SERIES
VERTICAL MODEL B242
Baldwin has been “America’s Favorite Piano” ever since company founder D.H. Baldwin vowed to manufacture “the best piano that can be built” over 100 years ago. From concert stages to recording studios to family music rooms, Baldwin Pro Series pianos continue to set the industry standard for innovative design, classic styling and outstanding performance.
A COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE
Baldwin’s commitment to the art of crafting quality vertical pianos has long been recognized by individuals who demand the best. Regardless of the genre, a Baldwin piano speaks the language of music with eloquence and passion. Golden tones ring with definition and authority. Keys respond to the most subtle command. No matter which Baldwin you choose, you’ll own an instrument that is preferred by many of today’s finest pianists, composers, conductors , symphony orchestras and performance venues.
STUNG BACK
Baldwin pianos feature solid construction reinforced backs constructed of the finest materials. This enhances both the structural attributes of the piano and its sound characteristics, helping to produce full, rich tone.
SAND CAST PLATE
Baldwin plates are made using a sandcast process which results in high-strength, stress-free castings. This sandcast process, combined with the use of premium iron ore, produces a plate that does not contribute unwanted resonance, thereby helping to create the classic “Baldwin Sound.”
SOUNDBOARD
To ensure a soundboard of consistently superior quality, Baldwin selects only the finest spruce available. A time-tested, traditional design contributes to the responsive character of the soundboard, providing outstanding tonal quality.
BRIDGES & RIBS
Baldwin Pro Series bridges are constructed of solid maple. This design contributes to the sustaining tonal quality of the Baldwin piano. Ribs, crafted of premium spruce, are hand selected and matched to each soundboard for maximum stability.
BALDWIN STRINGS
Baldwin strings provide consistently rich and detailed fundamental tones and harmonic overtones.
PINBLOCK
The Baldwin Pro Series piano pinblock consists of multiple plies of hardwoods. By alternating the grain direction of each ply, tuning pins are snugly held. Because the plies are joined with a waterproof adhesive, the integrity of the Baldwin grand pinblock is not adversely affected by humidity.
ACTION
Consisting of more than 7,500 parts, the Pro Series action features the exceptionally responsive touch that professional players prefer. Baldwin only uses premium hammers to ensure world-class, note-to-note consistency and excellent tonal range.
KEYS & KEYBED
Baldwin keybeds are constructed of cross-grained hardwoods. This design ensures long term dimensional stability. Baldwin keys feature all-hardwood reinforcement parts. Sharp keys have a refined radius for superb feel.
Available in the following finishes
High Polished Ebony, Satin Cherry and Satin Walnut
GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS:
Dimensions 42" height; 55.8" width; 24 11/16" Depth
Hammers 100% Virgin Wool
Strings High Grade Music Wire from Roslau
Speaking Length 48"
Soundboard Solid Spruce
Soundboard Area - Sq. In. 1,815
Bridge Material Hard Maple
Bridge Design Precision Notched by Hand
Rib Material Spruce
Action Full Blow – Direct Stealth Design
Keys Solid Spruce, Individually Weighed
KeyBed Multi-Laminate Hardwood
Pedals 3 Solid Brass, Soft, Sustain and Full Sustenuto
Back Post Spruce
Plate Cast Iron Sand Cast
Pinblock Material Maple
Number of Plies 19 Laminated Plies
Tuning Pins Nickel Plated, cut thread
Warranty 10 years parts/10 years labor
MSRP
In order to continually improve the design, quality and performance of our instruments and to make use of the best materials at all times, Gibson reserves the right to change specifications without notice. Additionally, because Gibson brand guitars are handcrafted, it is normal for wood grains, finishes and some measurements to vary from those listed on this Web site. As always, the prices listed are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Please contact an authorized Gibson dealer in your area for the most current pricing.