A grand piano is the epitome of style for any pianist. We stock every kind of grand piano, from baby grands to full concert pianos, and in a range of stunning finishes. Alongside premium manufacturers like Steinway and Boston, you’ll find mid range pianos from well known brands like Yamaha and Kawai. If you’re looking for a piano full of style, elegance and inspiring sound then there’s nothing quite like a grand piano.
Acoustic Grand Pianos FAQs
What is the difference between an acoustic piano and an acoustic grand piano?
Grand pianos, as the name suggests, are much bigger than traditional upright acoustic pianos. This allows for much longer strings and therefore, a far louder sound. It’s the reason grand pianos are preferred by concert pianists and famous musicians. The hammers on a grand piano hit the string vertically whereas on an upright acoustic piano they hit the strings horizontally. Upright acoustic pianos are beautiful instruments that produce a wonderful depth of sound, and are more accessible to most people because of their more reasonable size. Acoustic grand pianos are respected and desired because of their unrivalled resonance but are better suited to large homes or concert halls.
Are grand pianos worth it?
Grand pianos are one of the most sought after instruments by professional musicians. Even non players aspire to own a grand piano purely for decoration. Aside from their high quality look and feel, grand pianos do produce a sound not quite matched by other acoustic pianos. They are known for their responsiveness, giving musicians more control over their own sound, and for their rich tones which create expressive compositions. Grand pianos are more expensive because of the materials and craftsmanship involved in their production. As they are so well made and designed with the player in mind, they can be used by new pianists and professionals alike. A grand piano is, therefore, most definitely worth its price and its reputation.
How big is an acoustic grand piano?
Acoustic grand pianos vary in size and there are different models to satisfy those who want a grand piano but may not have the space for a full size model. Baby grand pianos are the smallest and can start at around 145cm wide and 150cm in depth. The Yamaha GB1K series is an excellent example of a compact grand piano. A full size concert grand piano can be as big as 288cm and with a cabinet this large, the sound will be truly magnificent. Steinway & Sons is perhaps best known for these majestic instruments.
Which is the best acoustic grand piano?
For a mid range grand piano that has the quintessential grand piano look and the sound you expect, the Kawai GL10 series is a great choice. Kawai GL10 grand pianos have been referred to as ‘the best in the industry’ and feature Kawai’s highly respected and renowned Millennium III carbon fibre action. It can play delicate and sensitive pianissimos as well as thunderous fortissimos and is a professional, premium acoustic piano at a very reasonable price.
Where can I buy a second hand acoustic grand piano?
Rimmers sells a huge range of second hand and refurbished grand pianos. This can often be the best way to purchase a grand piano. Grand pianos have been made to last, with only the finest materials and functions. Add to this, that second hand models are checked over and serviced and you get a grand piano in good condition at a fraction of the price of a new one. You can take ownership of the beauty, grace and stunning sound of a grand piano by purchasing one that has been pre-loved.
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