Category: Assessment

Seiler 166 upright piano: cf. Yamaha and Feurich

Seiler is a wonderfully made piano; it may be a solid cabinet rather than veneered, which is good for schools where you might like to avoid the veneer being peeled off by the children. The action is Renner , the hammers are Able hammers. Both makes of parts are respected. Most top manufacturers are using […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ernst Kaps upright piano hammers

Piano assessment in transit

When pianos come into our workshop in transition to their final destination we can take a look and offer a free assessment. In this case the piano is a Kaps upright from 1900.  The casework is in good condition with only a few paint stains which can be removed. If the damage is only light scratches it can be removed [...]
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