Author: Evan RobertsEvan is Marcus' youngest of three. He often lay down underneath the Richard Lipp grand piano whilst his father played in the evenings. Whilst growing up weekends were spent helping polish, clean and order the workshop. Recently maintaining the store pianos. Evan has sold, valued and restored pianos and oversees all web activity.
Steinway 1909 – the contour of the grain, shows through the bland polishing shows potential for refinishing. Slightly larger pins, swing style music desk. Also fully restored, not by us. Tuning pins are tight, more regulation will be needed. A bass string has been replaced to match the tone very well. Steinway 1898 – […]
A brief video of a piano in stock, a 1924 Bosendorfer grand piano in mahogany. Replaced ivories with synthetic ivory keys. Due to high demand in black pianos, we would normally re-finish the piano in black polyester, however, we are keeping this one in its current finish to keep the sale price low. Full French polish can also […]
We regularly restock our Yamaha pianos. Our provider from Japan, sources them from domestic environments, in most cases they have not been overly played, if so worn parts are restored by our provider before we recieve them. Very popular in Europe, we prefer the older 70s and early 80s models, which we pick by serial number and condition. We only […]
We prefer this to the new 161 with the LED light. We aren’t sure the fixed LED light is a good idea in the long term. We are yet to get response on the maintenance of the LED lights, if it should wear. We prefer to have them non-fixed and placed separately. We have a […]
A view of some of our grand pianos in stock 27th April 2017. Including: Steinway, Bluthner, Bechstein, Yamaha, Feurich grand pianos. Click here to see our current stock!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Whereas the sustain pedal on the right hand side of the pedal row on a piano sustains the notes of a piano. It sustains every note you play once pressed, merging them together. A sostenuto pedal makes the first notes played sustain and everything else plays without sustaining them. Usually played to sustain bass notes […]
Yamaha grand pianos are widely available in the UK. However, they tend to be available in black polyester. White ones are less popular, but since less are made, they go quite quickly. 1970’s-early 80’s Yamaha C2 pianos are a golden standard for Yamaha pianos. We can highly recommend this piano for practice, studio recording. For small to […]
Both pianos are 170 cm long 5″7′ long. Both restored with perfect ivory keys, new German strings. The Steinway grand has been restored to the original design with German Abel hammers, German strings, and felt colour matching. Also included is a Canadian maplewood multilayered pinblock for extra tuning durability. Steinway made this Rosewood two pedal piano […]