Category: Advice

Virtually unused Steinway M grand piano 5ft 7in, 2003

This piano has just come into stock. I like to tune pianos when they come in to get an idea of what the condition is like. It needed pitch raising, about 5 beats. This indicates normally that is has had very little use, which is evident from the slight amount of wear on the hammers. […]

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French polished (30 coats) Bechstein 6ft 7in grand piano 1925

It is made in 1925 with an interesting history. It was originally in the Hollywell music hall in Oxford. Which is one of the main classical concert room in Oxford. From there it went to the music society, and from there it ended up in the Oxford Union. It has been played by sevearl famous people […]

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Yamaha grand piano refacing

Video 2 of 2: refinements to Yamaha G2 1975 + testing your piano

This a follow up video to this video (part 1).  Video transcription: Assesment This Yamaha G2 is 5’7″ long, and made in 1975. On the assessment video, we noticed several things that needed to be done to make the piano play properly. Key weight First of all, we want to look at the key weight, […]

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Suprising issue on Yamaha G2 170cm grand 1975 + testing your grand

This is a 1975 G2 grand piano that’s 170cm long. Made in 1975 and it has come into stock. We are assesing it to see what work we need to do. It was part exchange for a Steinway grand that we have just sold. First of all if we look down at the pedals, we […]

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Steinway 5ft 7in model M 1930 grand piano: mahogany or black?

A Steinway model M, 5’7″ long made in 1960. We will see what work is needed to it. First of all it has a pretty perfect set of ivory keys they are a bit yellow but we can buff them and that will take most of the yellow out. There is a couple of very […]

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Fully restored roller action Bluthner 6ft 3in grand c1905 rosewood

 Bluthner in Rosewood finish 1905 6ft 3in long Bluthner  grand piano in stock. Marcus is showing the quality of the piano. This piano has a rosewood finish, polished by Blüthner in London. The grain is particularly attractive. With slight fading on one corner. Fine rosewood veneer Bluthner's refinishing is unique to Blüthner with a [...]
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Damper height bechstein grand piano

Regulating the damper stop rail can make a difference in your pianos touch

We select the best Bechstein pianos from the  1885-1920 period. For a full list of stock please see www.robertspianos.com/pianos-for-sale for a stocklist. Differences in touch come from small changes. Small changes (measured in millimeters) when applied to all the keys give responsive, accurate touch to the pianist. After several years of playing, most pianos need […]

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How often to piano hammers need refacing?

 Small concert grand piano for sale, 22cm in length. We particularly recommend loger pianos for a richer sound. The tone of the bass hammers and lower treble is slightly different. However Marcus has matched in the hammers by voicing them. Renner is the predominant maker of piano actions, and action parts. In terms of hammers, […]

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Bösendorfer 130 upright piano 1993 + comparison with grand pianos

 128cm high vs Yamaha YUS 131cm Sloping music stand on the Yamaha to let the sound out slighly from the front, giving the acoustic impression of a grand piano. The first difference to note is the Yamaha has an opening in the music desk which allows a portion of the sound of the piano […]

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How often do piano tuning pins need replacing?

 Piano tuning pins are basically screws. They are the most sensitive part of the piano, as they carry out the most important job Their job is to keep the string at a certian pitch, they are sensitive because they are screwed into wood. Humidity changes can make the wood that holds the pin contract, […]

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Finely restored Steinway A 6ft 3in 1898

Highly recommended Steinway model A grand pianos are one of the more commonly available Steinway pianos in the UK. For availability please check www.robertspianos.com/pianos-for-sale. Pianos fade with time if next to a window and the lid is closed on a wooden piano the part out of the light will fade, we recommend opening and closing […]

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Kawai K8 upright piano 1961

Kawai makes fine pianos in their Japanese factory, this is no exception. This piano was not made in polyester. The older ones do not have the perfection of polyester. But the design of the sound and action is superior to current equivalent models. This Kawai has 2 pedals, a practice pedal is now a current feature […]

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1934 Bluthner style 4 (5ft grand piano) WITH OR WITHOUT SILENT MECHANISM?

Assesment of Bluthner style 4 grand piano that came into stock This Bluthner came with a quiet time mechanism silent playing system. Which enables late night practice. This Quiet time is the best silent system available. However, silent systems do impeed pianisimo playing. Some fading on the casework devalues the piano which we can remove [...]
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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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