Vose Roswood Square Grand #13432
Square Grand Pianos are historic and some of the first pianos made in our country. A few things need to be kept in mind when playing a Square Grand. Avoid heavy blows to the delicate ivory keys and avoid letting any children to bang on the keyboard. The action is non-conventional and playing too heavily will stress the critical parts. There are only 2 strings per note instead of 3 as found in conventional grand pianos and the damper lever system is mounted on top of the strings. All of these items make a square grand unique in the way it plays. And given that it's not designed for concert pitch tuning, it takes some getting use to. The rosewood cabinets that they used back then are exquisite and many of the material used in its construction are no longer available. An old piano builder once mentioned that it use to take the shop a year and a half to build a square grand. They seem to be disappearing and is always a joy to see one continued to be enjoyed by a family and passed down as time goes on.