Category: German & Austrian

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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Comparison: Restored Steinway model O rosewood 1912 vs black 1905

 Video transcription: This is a comparison between 2 Steinway model O grand pianos. That’s 5’10 1/2 inches long. This Steinway was made in 1912 and is just recently come into stock. This Steinway was made in 1906 also recently arriving in stock: We will start off with this black polyester Steinway. This one is […]

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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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Remarkable semi-circular 5ft Seiler grand piano

A unique semi-circular 1929 Seiler baby grand piano (150cm long) with a semi-circular case. We are grateful to have got this piano into stock. There were very few Seiler grands less than 180cm made. We had a technician from Seiler come in yesterday who said this was the case. I’m not surprised, I’ve never seen one myself. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Steinway model B vs Yamaha S6 handcrafted grand pianos

Steinway Model B & Yamaha S6 Handcrafted Comparison

The Steinway model B grand is Germany 1980 fully restored in every detail. With new bass and treble strings it has been refinished exactly as a new piano would be. It has new Steinway hammers, shanks and rollers. The action has been weighted and is regulated to feel exactly like a new action would. Very […]

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