Author: Evan Roberts

Evan 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.

Bosendorfer Strauss 170 5ft 7in c1911 Fully restored; Roberts Pianos Oxford

This fine piano has been fully restored and is available for rental. It belongs to a client who can't house it at the moment. However, it may come up for sale later on if the client can't house it. We will also give all the first year's rental off any other piano in stock. Before [...]
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IN STOCK ASSESSMENT: Seiler Favorit 116cm upright c1985 bright walnut

Most pianos may not see too many Seiler pianos in their day to day playing as they are less common than other German makes such as Steinway, Bösendorfer, Bechstein, or Japanese made pianos. such as Yamaha and Kawai. They are in the German tier of top quality made pianos available. We try and promote these [...]
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Feurich 123 upright piano made in Austria – please also see workshop video:

For more information please click on this link to the workshop video: https://youtu.be/8U_R6k8NhYE
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JUST IN STOCK assessment of a Gors and Kallmann upright piano 1925

We are pleased to have an original letter from Bluthners of London verifying that it was originally imported by them. It is a fine example of a top quality German upright piano. We are currently French polishing it.
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Richard Lipp upright piano

Some restored and reconditioned upright pianos in stock

  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 – […]

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Bosendorfer grand piano in mahogany case

SOLD: Bosendorfer 170 1924; 85 notes; reconditioned

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 […]

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Yamaha container

Container of Yamaha’s just in stock

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 […]

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white feurich 161 grand piano

IN STOCK White Feurich 161 baby grand piano

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 […]

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Video thumbnail Steinway, Bechstein, Blutleer and other pianos in stock

Steinway, Bechstein, Bluthner and other grands in stock 27th April 2017

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!

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Feurich grand piano

5 money-saving questions to ask your piano removal company (Guest Post from buzzmove.com)

As anyone with a piano knows, moving your prized possession isn’t cheap. But choosing a cheap removals company risks sub-par service and potential damage. So how do you break this seeming Catch-22? By asking the following five questions. That way, you can find a piano mover who will do a good job and shave some [...]
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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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Una Corda pedal

Brief explanation of how the sostenuto or 3rd pedal works on a grand piano

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 […]

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White Yamaha grand piano

White Yamaha C2 in stock

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 […]

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Bosendorfer grand piano frame

Bosendorfer 170 & Steinway model M Comparison

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 […]

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