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Category: Piano Advice

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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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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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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Beckstein Model IV with an extremely heavy action

Touch weight will make a great difference in the playing experience. Often we focus on the tuning, but the 'feeling' of the action can alter the playing experience greatly. Marcus explores the action and potential issues with this Bechstein model IV grand piano. Buying a piano from an auction is a tricky business if you [...]
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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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