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Upright Pianos

Most budding pianists's career begins on an upright piano. In order to develop their gift to its fullest potential, beginners need the best possible conditions from the start. Upright pianos come in a variety of heights ranging from “spinets” (36-38” high) and “consoles” (40-43” high) to professional “studio” pianos (which can be up to 52” high). Regardless of their height, all vertical pianos take up about the same amount of floor space (about five feet wide by two feet deep).


Grade 1 Upright Pianos What is a Grade 1 Piano

Brodmann AS-132 Professional Studio Upright Piano
52" Professional Upright Piano
Built for discerning pianists who crave the grand piano experience, but who don't have room for a grand, the AS-132 is the perfect solution.
 

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Grade 2 Upright Pianos What is a Grade 2 Piano

Brodmann PE-130 Professional Studio Upright Piano
52" Professional Upright Piano
With a sound that could rival most baby grand pianos, the PE-130 is the perfect choice for a player with limited space.
 
Brodmann PE-121 Professional Studio Upright Piano
48" Professional Upright Piano
Easily one of the most popular-selling upright pianos we've ever seen, the PE-121 is perfect for players of all ages and skill levels.
 
Knabe WKV-121 48" Professional Upright Piano
48" Professional Upright Piano
Delicately appointed with rich, red-mahogany inlays, the WKV-121 is as beautiful to look at as to play.
 
Knabe WKV-118F French Professional Upright Piano
47" French Professional Upright Piano
Elegantly balanced with sleek curves and a breathtaking leaf and vine pattern on the lower panel, this 47" piano is a rare beauty.
 
Knabe WKV-118R 47" Professional Upright Piano
47" Renaissance Professional Upright Piano
Stunningly traditional - yet somewhat contemporary in design, the Renaissance is a fitting piano for a wide variety of homes.
 
Knabe WKV-118T Traditional Professional Upright Piano
47" Traditional Professional Upright Piano
Simple and symmetrical, this piano is as pleasing to see as it is to play. Available in walnut, mahogany or cherry.
 

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Grade 3 Upright Pianos What is a Grade 3 Piano

Baldwin B-252 Professional Studio Upright Piano
52" Professional Upright Piano
Built for discerning players who can't fit a grand piano into their play space, the Baldwin B-252 is a stunning instrument to play.
 
Baldwin BP-5 Studio Upright Piano
49" Professional Upright Piano
Unparalleled tone and timeless elegance set the Baldwin BP-5 apart from other pianos in its class. Explore all that this piano has to offer.
 
Baldwin BP-3 Studio Upright Piano
49" Professional Upright Piano
The Baldwin BP-3 offers the performance of a professional studio piano mixed with the elegant beauty of a decorator model.
 
Baldwin BP-3T Studio Upright Piano
49" Professional Upright Piano
A more "T"raditional take on the BP-3, this impressive instrument features straight lines and smooth cabinet transitions.
 
Baldwin B-243 School Studio Upright Piano
47" School Studio Upright Piano
A modern take on the most popular school pianos ever built, the Baldwin B-243 offers the power and durability music schools demand.
 
Knabe WMV-247 47-inch Institutional Professional Upright Piano
47" Institutional Upright Piano
Designed to meet or exceed district bid specs and player expectations alike, this beautiful instrument is a joy to play. Locking lid, fallboard.
 
Knabe WMV-647F 47-inch French Studio Upright Piano
47" French Professional Upright Piano
Appointed with Queen Anne legs and a lyre overlay above the pedals, this delicate piece of furniture packs a tremendous punch!
 
Knabe WMV-647T 47-inch Traditional Professional Upright Piano
47" Traditional Professional Upright Piano
Specifically designed for schools, this 46.5-inch upright piano is built to be played every day - all day - for many years.
 
Baldwin BP-1 Studio Upright Piano
47" Professional Upright Piano
The most versatile - and affordable - Baldwin piano made today, this incredible instrument brings World-class quality into any play space.
 
Knabe WMV-245 45-inch Institutional Studio Upright Piano
45" Institutional Studio Upright Piano
Designed specifically for schools, this instrument features straight lines, fallboard and lid lock, and easy-roll casters. Meets district bid specs.
 
Baldwin B-442 Studio Upright Piano
43.5" Decorator Console Upright Piano
Beautiful. Traditional. Warm. The Baldwin B-442 brings refinement to any room with its stunning design and thunderous tone.
 
Baldwin B-342 Decorator Console Upright Piano
43.5" Decorator Console Upright Piano
An elegant throwback to a more refined time, this gorgeous home piano is as beautiful to play as it is to behold.
 
Knabe WV-243F 43-inch French Console Upright Piano
43" French Console Upright Piano
Perfect for beginners or piano enthusiasts who value a beautiful cabinet, this 43-inch piano fits perfectly into any home.
 
Knabe WV-243T 43-inch Traditional Console Upright Piano
43" Traditional Console Upright Piano
Perfect for beginners or piano enthusiasts who value a beautiful cabinet, this 43-inch piano fits perfectly into any home.
 

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Grade 4 Upright Pianos What is a Grade 4 Piano

Though these pianos are not appropriate for lessons students or serious players, the right Grade 4 piano might work as a beginner instrument for the parsimonious shopper. Sifting through the myriad of familiar and unfamiliar names, however, is a tedious and time-consuming job. It should not be taken lightly.

In order to keep our Grade 4 prices to a minimum, we offer these pianos on a special-order-only basis. This allows us to offer the lowest prices available on a variety of instruments. Ask us about Grade 4 pianos and we can help you find the right instrument for you.

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Consumer-Grade Pianos

Grade 4

Available on the internet and in many “big box” retail stores, many of today's manufacturers are building pianos with excellent cabinetry, but low-grade interior components. To entice customers to buy these “starter” instruments, consumer-grade builders purchase old and - in many cases – well-respected brand names from companies that are no longer in business for themselves.

Mass-Produced Pianos

Grade 3

Filled with a number of recognizable brand names, the mass-produced piano market has always been extremely competitive. Mass producers strive to produce a large number of pianos inexpensively. Thus, the kind of personal attention common to Grade 1 and Grade 2 pianos are too time consuming to make sense in Grade 3.

Due in part to the extremely competitive nature of mass-production, Grade 3 companies represent a wide variety of quality levels. If you’re looking for a good quality - and inexpensive - lessons instrument, a Grade 3 piano might be worth considering – as long as you carefully explore the construction, performance and pricing practices of each Grade 3 brand you evaluate.

Limited Production Pianos

Grade 2

A relatively new development in the piano world, Limited Production Pianos employ a mix of hand-craftsmanship and assembly line mass-production. The result is a new category of pianos – one that incorporates much of the quality and design associated with Handcrafted pianos, but at a price closer to those in Grade 3.

Handcrafted Pianos

Grade 1

Originally, all pianos were hand-made. Communities took pride in the individual designs and unique tonal qualities of their local instruments. Even as automation made piano building cheaper and more accessible to the masses, the handcrafted piano companies thrived. Focusing on uncompromising quality, the finest woods and materials, generations of skilled artisans, and proprietary designs, handcrafted piano companies built their reputations on quality, individuality and investment value.

Today, these companies continue to build the finest pianos in the World in the traditional way: by hand. Grade 1 companies believe that the best pianos can’t be constructed with robotic welding arms and automated production lines. They are built with human hands for other human hands to play.