Category: Uprights

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 [Germany], the hammers are Able [Germany] hammers. Both makes of parts are respected. Most top manufacturers are […]

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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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feurich upright piano silent system,

Silent Feurich upright piano compared to a non-silent upright

Marcus describes the difference in mechanism between a silent upright piano and a standard one. The main difference is in the action: with the silent system, the let-off distance is increased, meaning that it’s not so sensitive when playing softly.  On a normal upright this can as little as 3mm, making very sensitive playing. With the silent system, this […]

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