Month: January 2017

Unique Steinway model O case design

JUST IN STOCK: Surprising Steinway model O 1907

A Steinway grand piano with a difference. Marcus explores the unique case of this Steinway model O grand piano. The desk can be closed with the music stand up, so that the piano is slightly quieter. However, this partially closed desk, partially fades if placed in sunlight. The piano is from 1907, and was fully restored in […]

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Bechstein B Grand Piano Frame 02

IN STOCK: Fully restored vs reconditioned Bechstein 6ft 7in

Marcus reviews the difference between a 6’7″ Bechstein model V that has been fully restored and a Bechstein model B which was reconditioned in our workshop. As described in the video, key components are the tuning pin tightness, this is a major sign of humidity wear, and loose rollers, a vital part of the grand piano mechanism on […]

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feurich upright piano silent system,

Silent Feurich upright piano compared to a non-silent upright

Marcus describes the difference in mechanism between a silent upright piano and a standard one. The main difference is in the action: with the silent system, the let-off distance is increased, meaning that it’s not so sensitive when playing softly.  On a normal upright this can as little as 3mm, making very sensitive playing. With the silent system, this […]

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Kawai Shigeru grand piano fallboard

Comparison between a Shigeru Kawai 2011 & Steinway model O grand pianos

As Marcus discusses, both pianos are designed to the highest standard. It is difficult to say which piano is better. The more modern Shigeru Kawai is likely to have a ‘slightly’ more sensitive touch. Whilst the Steinway model O is a matured instrument, especially the soundboard. Which we have yet to replace, but repair. So as to preserve […]

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Steinway model O grand piano

IN STOCK: Steinway Model O and M grands – comparison

Marcus discusses the difference between a Steinway model O and a Steinway model M, both fully restored from similar periods. The Steinway model O is from 1922 whilst the model M is from 1929. A close and similar period of Steinway manufacture. We would like to add that these pianos come with a 10 year guarantee for faults […]

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Yamaha pianos for sale. S6 grand piano

Comparison between Yamaha S6 and Steinway model B grand pianos

These top quality pianos are similar in length, 211-212 centimeters long. Marcus compares them in this video. A fully restored Steinway model B grand piano is in the top price band for a fully restored piano, whereas a handmade Yamaha S6 is rarer. Both pianos are in immaculate condition, the 2006 Yamaha S6 was hardly used […]

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Bechstein Model v piano

Bechstein model V

A fully restored Bechstein V grand piano. We regularly have them in stock. Bechstein pianos have a clear tone, each note rings with clarity. When well adjusted and concert tuned, they are fine instruments. We recommend them a German  alternative to Steinway, Bluthner, Bösendorfer. Amongst the top makes of piano available on the market. Touch wise they are precise, clear toned instruments. Of […]

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