We have a huge range of Acoustic Upright Pianos here at Rimmers Music on display ready to play. From the prestigious Steinway & Sons, Yamaha & Kawai models to more affordable pianos from Boston & Essex as well as our used models, we have pianos available for everyone. Our staff can help advise you and ensure you get the right piano for you.
Upright acoustic pianos are what many people feel are the traditional real piano. We stock a huge range of new upright acoustic pianos and used upright acoustic pianos. In the past an upright acoustic piano used to have its strings going straight up and down vertically, this was called a straight strung piano, nowadays we have upright acoustic pianos that are over strung . This means that the strings go at a diagonal to make them longer hence giving a richer fuller sound.
We sell new acoustic pianos form all the major suppliers including Yamaha, Bentley, Kemble, Kawai, Essex, Boston, Waldstein and Steinway. we also sell used upright pianos and reconditioned upright pianos. we sometimes completely rebuild used upright pianos.
There are now upright pianos which have player systems on, where they will play themselves and the keys will move. There is also a piano called a silent piano, this type of piano has a digital piano built in as well as being an upright piano. You can plug headphones in and the piano will be silent with the hammers not hitting the strings but the sound will be produced from the digital piano, this also then gives the player the option of having different types of pianos and indeed different types of sounds and instruments.
The latest development in upright pianos is one called a trans acoustic. It is an upright piano that also has sounds that are played through the sound board. this is a revolutionary system as the electronic sounds come through a transducer that is fixed to the sound board of the upright or grand piano.