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Eavestaff Pianos


-Details of Eavestaff Pianos-

Make Eavestaff
Made in London, England. est 1823. Bought by Brasted in 1925
Made by Brasted
Rating (see Key) 35-68. Minipianos 35-55
Estimated Number In UK 17,000. About 60% Minipianos c1930 -1940; 2% grands (usually 4ft 3in simplex action)
Year and serial number 1950 – 135000
1960 – 176130
1970 – 178905
1980 – 41001

Comments

Eavestaff pianos are very varied. They were famous for the Minipianos. The earlier table top ones (Pianette) from 1934 are not recommended, being strung at the back of the piano and tuned under the keyboard. Those still in service generally have loose tuning pins and are very difficult to restore. The later Eavestaff Mini Royal model is tuned conventionally and much better. It has long bass strings and a deep bass tone for a minipiano but has a drop action, so the keys are short and the touch is therefore not very controlled. If you’re looking for a very small 85 note piano, a Kemble Compact or even Zender are a better choice. Baby grands are fair, though mostly with simplex actions. Pre 1934 Eavestaff uprights can be good from 1900 but older than this are generally not so well made. Modern style Eavestaffs are made in different factories and are varied. Currently (since about 2008) the name is apparently owed by Yantai of China.

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-Details of Eavestaff Pianos-

Make Eavestaff
Made in London, England. est 1823. Bought by Brasted in 1925
Made by Brasted
Rating (see Key) 35-68. Minipianos 35-55
Estimated Number In UK 17,000. About 60% Minipianos c1930 -1940; 2% grands (usually 4ft 3in simplex action)
Year and serial number 1950 – 135000
1960 – 176130
1970 – 178905
1980 – 41001

Comments

Eavestaff pianos are very varied. They were famous for the Minipianos. The earlier table top ones (Pianette) from 1934 are not recommended, being strung at the back of the piano and tuned under the keyboard. Those still in service generally have loose tuning pins and are very difficult to restore. The later Eavestaff Mini Royal model is tuned conventionally and much better. It has long bass strings and a deep bass tone for a minipiano but has a drop action, so the keys are short and the touch is therefore not very controlled. If you’re looking for a very small 85 note piano, a Kemble Compact or even Zender are a better choice. Baby grands are fair, though mostly with simplex actions. Pre 1934 Eavestaff uprights can be good from 1900 but older than this are generally not so well made. Modern style Eavestaffs are made in different factories and are varied. Currently (since about 2008) the name is apparently owed by Yantai of China.

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