"David Stanwood brings more than technological innovation to the piano. His action system takes any piano, especially the great instruments of the world, into unchartered prodigious territory. I have owned a Bosendorfer Imperial, Steinway D, and now a vintage Faust Harrison Steinway C. When Mr. Stanwood reconstructed its action I was not prepared for the door he had opened to music making. The dynamics and sensitivity of the piano's action are not only more responsive, the range of musical expression is significantly widened. Each key produces a more desired tone that is in exquisite relationship with all the other sounded notes, chords have more unity and simultaneous participation of each note, shifts in mood are facilitated rather than resisted, subtle micro differences in musicality suddenly arise, macro clarity of intended variation are more readily accessed, and finally, there is an immediate entry into the always sought flow experience where musical desire and created outcome take place as if the fingers were in direct communication with the strings. Anyone wanting to go to the furthest limits of musicality and performance can not afford to be without this groundbreaking contribution to the piano. I now refer to my
instrument as a "Stanwood-Steinway". It is more than a perfect piano - it is the best of the past and future of all pianos.
David Stanwood is a national treasure. Piano music has entered a new frontier of expression."