Should I buy a Grand Piano?
There are many reasons to buy a grand piano. The main reasons
are look, sound, and action.
The look of a grand piano is unmistakable. Grand pianos are not
only a musical instrument but also a piece of furniture. These are
the typical finishes grand pianos that are available:
- Polished Ebony
- Satin Ebony
- Polished Mahogany
- Polished White (á la John Lennon)
There are many sizes of grand pianos (depending on manufacturer).
These are the basic sizes:
There are 2 main reasons grand pianos sound so much better than
- String length
- Soundboard surface area
The longer the strings in a piano, the better a piano is going
to sound. Since you can fit longer strings in a bigger piano, bigger
pianos are going to have a better sound than baby grands (5'3" or
smaller). Bigger pianos are going to have a "bassier" sound. Also,
different manufacturers have either more mellow or more bright sounds.
To see which type you like better, please demo grand pianos in our
The action of a piano is comprised of many mechanisms that propel
a hammer to strike each string. In a grand piano, gravity is used
to pull the hammer back to resting position instead of a spring.
Gravity pulls the hammer back much faster than a spring. This gives
an experienced player the quicker action to play faster passages.