Setting a new standard

Whether you are a world renowned musician or a passionate and discerning individual, the synergy between music, artist and instrument is essential. To excel, a piano has to offer an unlimited scope of expression possibilities. The instrument has to be much more than a tool. It has to inspire!

In a time where pianos are heavily standardized, the Chris Maene Factory launched a bold new generation of grand pianos that offer an innovative and refreshing alternative. Combining in-depth knowledge of more than 300 years of piano manufacturing with the most modern and state of the art techniques, the Chris Maene straight-strung pianos are unprecedented and unique. Based on a completely new straight-strung design and handcrafted to perfection, the instruments have no equal.

For the first time in decades musicians can discover a genuinely new world of sound. 

The making of

Discover the building of the Chris Maene Straight Strung Concert Grand.

On My New Piano - Daniel Barenboim on straight-strung grand

Maestro Daniel Barenboim travels around the world with his piano. The Barenboim-Maene straightstrung concert grand can be heard on his solo recording “On My New Piano”, which is released on November 4 by Deutsche Grammophon via Universal Music Canada.

Technical Data

 

  • Model: CM // 284 (Concert Grand)
  • Dimensions: L 284 cm / W 157 cm
  • Compass: 90 keys, GGG – c’’’’
  • Keyboard: Kluge, Remscheid, Germany (built according to Chris Maene specifications)
  • Black keys: ebony wood
  • White keys: non-slippery and non-reflecting composite material
  • Bass strings: Bespoke brass wound bass strings, hand made and custom calculated (proprietary software by Quality Strings, www.qualitystrings.com)
  • Action: Renner action and hammers / Built according to Chris Maene specifications
  • Soundboard: Patent Chris Maene / Red spruce from the Alps / Hand polished



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