Bechstein Grand Pianos
Grand pianos are one of the most iconic instruments in the orchestra. Their large frames contain hammers which strike tensioned strings required to produce the sound.
Why invest in a quality grand piano?
- Design – As a grand piano is an iconic item, it can often dictate the style of a room. Well built grand pianos can be a beautiful centrepiece of any room what with the luxurious wooden body, bright keys and quality metal pedals that can last for generations
- Investment – A quality branded grand piano can hold its value for many years regardless of the movements in the economy. This is due to the piano being viewed as an educational and historic item
- Sound – The clarity and depth of sound that a quality grand piano produces is unlike anything else. The sound quality in more expensive grand pianos can be attributed to the size of the body and the materials that are used to construct the frame, hammers, strings and keys
What to consider before investing
- Size – Grand pianos can be up to 10 feet long and can dominate the space in which they inhabit. The shortest a grand piano should be is 5ft which can still crowd a room. Always consider carefully how the grand piano is going to be transported and where it will sit
- Age – Older grand pianos have many drawbacks compared those that are newly made. Most older models were not designed with air conditioning in mind, which can compromise the quality of the wood. They are also more likely to have been moved and played regularly, sustaining a lot of wear and tear. This can have a noticeable effect on the quality of the sound produced