French Magazine, Diapason, conducted a comparison "shootout" with some of Europe's prestigious handmade pianos and Boston, by Steinway & Sons, was included in the lineup. Not only did Boston win, it was the only piano to receive 6 stars ond only one other piano received 5 stars. Steinway design is a force to be reckoned with!
Comments on the Boston Translated from the original article using Google Translate
Made in Japan, but designed and supervised by Steinway, with a vast color continuum, the Boston UP 132 is similar in many respects to a grand piano. Thus, its low possed character in the nuance piano, far from the dull aspect of more common instruments; and its medium is indicated by a natural without crispation. The Boston allows to sing, thanks to an enviable length of sound. Equal on all registers, a pleasant firmness, the keyboard responds very satisfactorily. The use of staccato does not tire either the ear or the fingers: Obviously, here is a good instrument to work. The projection of the sound, remarkable, is free of any saturation. Lid remover, casters, gold elements of a beautiful effect, testify to meticulous finishes. It is advisable to play open chest, the sound becoming richer, wider, better defined - this constrains, for lack of space, to play without partitions. A superb piano, highly recommended.