Upright Pianos

Upright Pianos

Also known as verticals, upright pianos are space-efficient, and are usually placed with their back towards the wall of a room. A wide range of veneers and finishes are available, making it relatively easy to find something which is to your taste and budget. Prices of new upright pianos range from around £2,500 to £35,000 or more. Many people’s first experience of playing the piano is on an upright, and it’s the most popular option for beginners. A convenient feature of most modern uprights is the middle ‘practice’ pedal (aka muffler or celeste) which can be locked into place, enabling the pianist to play their chosen instrument without fear of disturbing others.

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Grand Pianos

Grand Pianos

Grand pianos offer a number of potential advantages over upright (vertical) pianos, especially those of length greater than around 5’6”. Aesthetically too, many would agree that a grand piano lends a certain presence which an upright piano lacks. A good grand piano offers a superior touch, or feel, when compared to an upright, with a potentially faster rate of repetition. Damping on a grand also tends to be crisper and more efficient. The quality of new grand pianos on the market varies widely, and prices accordingly range from around £6,000 to £60,000 or more. We are always happy to guide our customers through the maze of possibilities. This may be your first (and perhaps only) purchase of a grand piano. We’ve purchased thousands since 1931, so why not take advantage of our experience?

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Steingraeber Upright and Grand Pianos

Steingraeber Upright and Grand Pianos

Hand-made in Bayreuth, Germany these instruments are amongst the finest ever made. Limitless possibilities to customise your very own piano.

When you buy a Steingraeber piano, upright or grand, you also become part of a small close-knit family. Udo Steingraeber and his team are incredibly passionate about the pianos they produce. So are Steingraeber owners, each becoming an ambassador for this wonderful company. Steingraeber’s vision is not to be the largest piano company in the world, but simply the best. This means that Steingraeber pianos are produced in small numbers, by hand. Not in a “factory”, more a series of interconnected workshops, where time-served artisans work lovingly at their craft. Steingraeber pianos can be produced to your own specification and taste, and pilgrimages to Bayreuth are positively encouraged!

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Visit our friends here: www.steingraeber.de

Grotrian-Steinweg Upright and Grand Pianos

Grotrian-Steinweg Upright and Grand Pianos

Highest quality pianos from this respected family-owned company. Made entirely in Braunschweig, Germany. Truly a dream to play and own.

Grotrian is another word for integrity in the world of piano manufacture. No compromises in design, no piano parts of dubious provenance, no selling-out of the company heritage. By not doing things the easy way, it has meant that life as a manufacturer has been challenging at times. Nevertheless, Grotrian have remained resolutely true to their vision to produce the best instruments they possibly can, entirely in Germany. Inevitably, all of this means that Grotrian pianos are never going to be cheap, in any sense. It does mean however that you can feel completely confident when making an investment in one of these wonderful instruments.

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C. Bechstein

C. Bechstein

Noble instruments from the house of Bechstein – since 1853.  If you have always dreamed of owning a Bechstein, look no further.

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Petrof Upright and Grand Pianos

Petrof Upright and Grand Pianos

From the heart of Europe, Petrof has been making upright and grand pianos since 1864. Little known and much loved.

Made in the heart of Europe, Petrof have been making pianos since 1864, and it shows. Design know-how borne of long experience, and the use of high quality parts and materials throughout. Solid spruce soundboards are standard throughout the entire range, including the humblest upright piano. Renner hammer heads are a worthwhile optional extra on many models. Petrof pianos possess that special indefinable “European-ness” and a warmth and musicality of tone seldom found in pianos at this price-point. A very credible alternative to some of the well-known mass-produced instruments coming out of Japan and Indonesia.

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W. Hoffmann

W. Hoffmann

77Made in Europe by Bechstein, an interesting alternative to mainstream pianos such as Kawai.  Each instrument carries a five year Bechstein warranty.

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Visit our friends here: www.bechstein.com/whoffmann

Kawai Upright and Grand Pianos

Kawai Upright and Grand Pianos

Affordable upright and grand pianos from this popular Japanese manufacturer. A wide range of models to suit every budget.

Kawai have been in business since 1927 (they’ve got four years on us) and produce a wide range of upright and grand pianos. They are reliable, well designed, well made instruments offering good value for money. Many pianists favour Kawai pianos because they do not suffer from the excessive harshness of tone which besets many other mass-produced pianos in this sector of the market. There is a model to suit most needs and tastes, from the entry-level K-15E upright (which has become something of an industry benchmark) to the new GX-5 “grand for all seasons”. At 2.0m (6’7”) in length, it’s one of the finest instruments on the market at this price-point.

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Visit our friends here: www.kawai.co.jp