A unique look at how modern Grand Piano rims are made. In this process, Pearl River shines by making both the inner rim and outer rim at the same time, ensuring a perfect fit when joined. Pearl River uses Beech for the rim plies, a superior, harder wood than many competitors. The stronger rim provides superior support for the crown of the soundboard and also reflects more of the pianos' tone back into the piano, allowing a longer, "singing" tone to be achieved. All Pearl River grand pianos are made this way!