Upright Piano Stock List September 2019

New (Click pictures to enlarge.)

Steinhoven - Click picture to enlarge Steinhoven.
Model 112 Traditional style with legs under the keyboard and slowfall lid. Japanesse hammers. Excellent quality instruments for the money. In stock in a beautiful walnut veneer under a high gloss polyester finish. Also available in black, white and mahogany.
Ritmuller - Click picture to enlarge Ritmuller.
Model 110 in black gloss casework with the traditional styling of legs under the keyboard and chrome metal hinges and castors give it that modern look. The best new pianos available at this price and size that we have found. Made in The Pearl River factory in Guangzhou China, the largest piano factory in the world, making excellent pianos for some of the worlds top piano brands.
Ritmuller - Click picture to enlarge Ritmuller.
Model 118. A very elegant looking instrument in black gloss finish, chromed hinges & pedals. Taller than the 110 giving it longer strings and a larger soundboard to produce a richer, fuller sound. Very good new instruments for the price. Also Available in Blue, Red, White, Walnut and Mahogany finishes.

Second Hand

Starter pianos - Click picture to enlarge Starter pianos.
If you are not sure how serious you are about learning to play? Well you donít have to commit yourself to buying a piano or even tieing yourself into a year long rental agreement. Try one in your home from £150 delivered and tuned and if you donít want to continue after 2 months we collect it free of any further charge. Residential, ground floor premises only, other terms and conditions apply, please see the Rentals page in menu on the left for details and availability of stock for this very popular scheme.
Usually available from £25 per month plus £100 delivery.
Dale Forty - Click picture to enlarge Dale Forty.
Just back in workshop after a long season on hire. Handsome old style upright piano with a nice action and tone. Overstrung with a restored underdamped action makes this an ideal starter piano where the older more traditional look is going to fit the room better than a modern piano. Older pianos like this are most at home in older draughtier homes, they don't like to be too warm but given the right environment they will go on for a very long time.
Ronisch - Click picture to enlarge Ronisch.
Made in Germany c1980 in a small mahogany case. An ideal starter piano to buy or rent.
Bentley - Click picture to enlarge Bentley.
Made in UK c1974. Looks immaculate on the outside and the 6 octave keyboard works with the lightest of touches now that it has been through our workshop and renovated . A great little instrument ideal for where space is limited. Just 123cm wide.
£790 or Rent £35 a month incl. a stool and all tunings.
Danemann - Click picture to enlarge Danemann.
An excellent ex school model in large oak case. Tough resilient construction makes these ideal for playrooms, classrooms and public places. Easy to manuvour within a room due to large wheels and a wide base. Great instruments too, good for teaching on as well as learning. Although this one has been used a lot it still has plenty of life left in it.
£790 or rent £35 a month incl stool and tunings
Schreiber - Click picture to enlarge Schreiber.
Made in the Challen factory in Finsbury Park c1970. Mostly typical of its era, nice sound, nicely made. Shape & Colour looking a little bit plain compared to modern pianos but it has been very well looked after. A surprising aspect of this piano is it has a genuine Ivory and Rosewood keyboard. This is surprising for this factory as they were almost exclusively using plastic keys. I suspect it was ordered specially when bought new or used in exhibitions as a demonstration piece. Modern plastic keys are excellent and Ivory was usually only used by the very top makers from the 1930s until the use of Ivory was banned under the international CITIES agreement of 1989. New stricter legislation banning the sale of anything less than 100 years old that is made using ivory is currently in the pipeline and although pianos and other musical instruments are (probably) going to be exempt from the new legislation there are still very prohibitive laws on the sale of ivory items made after 1947 which pianos are not exempt. The only way I would be allowed to sell this piano is to throw away the ivory key tops and replace them with a modern material. It would be madness to throw the ivory in the bin, that wouldn't do anything to change the wrongs of the past. I will be keeping it on the keys and making the piano available to rent only. We have given it a thorough service, tune and clean and is relatively cheap to rent to reflect its resale complications.
Rent for £39 per month including stool and tunings
Eavestaff - Click picture to enlarge Eavestaff.
Made in England c1977. This is one of the last of the so called Mini pianos from Eavestaff, Some of the early models were revolutionary in their design ideas although widely slated for their poor musical qualities and lack of foresight for future maintenance. However, they persevered and after several incarnations they eventually came up with this model. Although not particularly "Mini" they are still quite small but sound and play like much bigger pianos. Action parts are much more conventional so spares are easy to obtain and access for future repairs is a lot simpler. Great styling too. Available to buy or rent.
£850 or Rent £40 a month incl.Stool and all tunings
Rieger Kloss - Click picture to enlarge Rieger Kloss.
Made in an old Petrof factory c1995 in the Czech Republic. This is an excellent little instrument, Ideal for those first few years and grades but more advanced players will probably want a bigger, louder piano. It has a lovely warm tone and is available to buy or rent. Fitted with third (practice or mute) pedal, very useful when you want to keep playing but the rest of the household have had enough!
£960 or Rent £45 a month incl stool and tunings
Reid Sohn - Click picture to enlarge Reid Sohn.
Made in 1994 this model SU110 is in excellent condition with a lovely warm sound and great action. 3 pedals including a celeste middle pedal for very quiet play which is really useful for late night practice. Available to buy or rent
Dietmann - Click picture to enlarge Dietmann.
Made in c1990. A combination of English and German components, Great sound and action with a very beautiful case.This is a lovely instrument and although we are not sure what wood veneers were used, it looks stunning. If we get a definitive identification I will update this description, it looks like rosewood grain patterns but the colour is too yellow and is closer to walnut.
£1890 or Rent £65 a month
Kemble - Click picture to enlarge Kemble.
C1994 Cambridge model in Oak. Just been given a thorough service regulation and polish in our workshop and is now ready to go to a new home. Fantastic pianos made in the Yamaha Kemble factory in Bletchley Milton Keynes.
Kawai - Click picture to enlarge Kawai.
Model BS-40 c1989. this is a big powerful instrument which gives as much dynamic range as a small grand and also has warmth, subtlety and finesse when required. Fun and rewarding to play.
Yamaha - Click picture to enlarge Yamaha.
Made in Japan c1981 Model U3H 131cm tall. A little bit older than I would normally choose to stock but this ones exceptional condition convinced me it was worth having in the shop. Being a few hundred pounds less than the U3A also helps!
Yamaha - Click picture to enlarge Yamaha.
Made in Japan c1989, Model U10BL(U1)121cm tall. Another beautiful piano secondhand Yamaha that has recently arrived. Black gloss casework like new condition inside and out.
Yamaha - Click picture to enlarge Yamaha.
Model U3A made in Japan c1988. 131cm tall, fabulous condition throughout.
Yamaha - Click picture to enlarge Yamaha.
Model U10A (U1) 121cm tall. Made in Hamamatsu Japan c1993. As with all our secondhand Yamahas we don't select the cheapest but we do select the best possible examples available from the importers. Condition is like new inside and out.

In our workshops

Ronisch - Click picture to enlarge Ronisch.
Made in Germany c1905-1910. Looks much more impressive in real life than a photo can capture. Internals are in amazingly good condition too and very white unblemished original ivory key tops. We will be sympathetically restoring the action to replace the parts showing signs of wear but the piano should be available by end of the summer.
Zender - Click picture to enlarge Zender.
Made in UK c1970s. Very small 6 octave piano in a high gloss mahogany case. Just 114 cm wide and 100cm tall. Available soon to buy or rent. Would make an excellent first piano but more advanced players are going to need more notes!


All prices include: VAT. Local delivery. First tuning and 1 year guarantee.

List updated : 22/09/2019