Upright Piano Stock List August 2022

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Ritmuller  - Click picture to enlarge Ritmuller .
Model 112S in white with chrome fittings.. A fabulous little piano with good quality action and looks to match.
Ritmuller - Click picture to enlarge Ritmuller.
Model 110s in black gloss casework. Traditional styling with legs under the keyboard but the chrome metal hinges and castors give it that modern twist. Ritmuller pianos are 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.
Steinhoven  - Click picture to enlarge Steinhoven .
Model 121 in white gloss woodwork with chrome fittings. This Lovely modern colour combination in a traditional shape is visually stunning. Combined with a good quality action theses are excellent pianos and at this price they are unbeatable.
Ernst Krause - Click picture to enlarge Ernst Krause.
Model 126 in black gloss finish. Brand new range for us. A big piano with a similarly big sound. These are very impressive instruments and at under £5K Including an adjustable stool worth every penny. A serious contender in this crowded price bracket.
Ritmuller  - Click picture to enlarge Ritmuller .
Model RS122. From their Superior range. In stock in black with chrome fittings. Very good to play and it's rich deep tone gives a warm all consuming feeling that makes it very easy to loose yourself in your playing for hours. We have sold more of this model since it's launch 2 years ago than we have the ubiquitous secondhand U range of Yamaha, which is usually the highest seller by a long way. The excellent design and build quality of these Pearl River factory pianos is becoming very difficult to ignore. The Ritmuller name does not have the same pedigree and heritage of some other makes like Yamaha and Kawai who can trace their piano making credentials back generations but Pearl River have been investing very heavily and developing their ideas and designs relentlessly for the past 40 years. It is only a matter of time before we see their pianos on our concert stages and getting their brands into the public eye. The quality is definitely comparable to better known makes but the prices of the Ritmuller range are currently a lot less. Like Yamaha used to be back in the 70s and 80s when they were much cheaper than the mainstream rivals, now Yamaha are the mainstream and Ritmuller Pianos are setting new standards selling high specification instruments at entry level prices.
Ritmuller - Click picture to enlarge Ritmuller.
Model RSH121. New stock arrived 2 weeks ago, settling in nicely now that it has acclimatised and had its first tune. From their recently created top of the range Premium line featuring improvements to many aspects of the material specifications of their already excellent Superior line. Improvements including solid spruce bridges and tapered spruce soundboards all help to build up a superbly rich and engaging tone. The action has also been improved with a smoothness and subtlety rarely found in pianos under £10k.

Second Hand

Starter pianos - Click picture to enlarge Starter pianos.
Rent a piano If you have any doubts about how serious you are about learning to play. You don't have to commit to buying a piano or even tying yourself into a year long rental agreement. Try one in your home for 2 months from £150 delivered and tuned and if you don't want to continue after 2 months we collect it free of charge. Residential, ground floor premises only, other terms and conditions apply, please see the Rentals page in menu on the left for details of this very popular scheme.
Usually available from £25 per month plus £100 delivery.
Waldermar - Click picture to enlarge Waldermar.
Beautiful example of a late Victorian era German upright piano. It is mostly original and considering its age it is in amazing condition. However, pianos are full of very delicate felts, cloths, springs and leather pads. Even if a piano hasn’t been abused or worn-out over the years Pianos of this age are very delicate, held together with glues that are not as robust as modern glues and were not designed to live in the warm dry homes we all want to live in. A good analogy I was told many years ago is to think of them as a classic car, any car that is from a previous generation that has been cherished and maintained or even one that has had many hours restoring it to its original factory condition will stay like that for years and years if it isn’t used much. But if you treat it like a new car and use it regularly for a daily commute or drive it hard up & down the motorway for hours on end the old car will very quickly start to fall apart and let you down. Pianos are just the same, if you treat them well and use them lightly they will last for generations but if you want to play a lot or with gusto you will be better off with a younger instrument . I have listed this one for rent only but would consider any reasonable offers on the understanding that long guarantees for these old instruments are not possible.
Rent for £25 a month including a stool and regular tuning
Bentley - Click picture to enlarge Bentley.
Made in UK c1961. Small mahogany case, full keyboard. Excellent starter piano available to buy or rent.
£580 or Rent £25 a month including Stool and all Tunings
Bentley - Click picture to enlarge Bentley.
Made in Stroud Gloucestershire c1950s. 6 octave keyboard. Dark mahogany casework just 118cm, much narrower than a modern full size piano so ideal were space is really limited
£690 or rent £29 a month incl. stool and tunings
Seibel - Click picture to enlarge Seibel.
Made in c1990. Small piano with full keyboard in mahogany casework. Available to buy or rent
£890 or Rent £35 a month incl stool and tunings
Hupfeld - Click picture to enlarge Hupfeld.
Made in Germany c1985 in a mahogany case. Nice starter pianos, easy action with warm tone, not too loud! Available to buy or rent.
£950 or rent £45 a month incl. all tunings
Kemble - Click picture to enlarge Kemble.
Classic model with Modulator system fitted (equivalent to 3rd pedal) Made in Bletchley Milton Keynes c1980 with a light mahogany case. A lovely little instrument that has been tuned by us for many years and we are very happy to have it in the showroom. Available to buy or rent.
£1250 or rent £49 a month incl. stool and tunings
Broadwood - Click picture to enlarge Broadwood.
Made in UK c1979. Beautiful rich mahogany casework surrounds this lovely little instrument. It is obvious from the lack of wear and tear to the felts inside that this piano hasn't been played much. The great thing about that is its felts, pads and bushings are all in superb condition, the down side being that the keys were a little stiff when we first got it. We have worked on it for the past couple of weeks and it is now a wonderful instrument ready for a new home.
£1750 or rent £55 a month including tunings and a stool
Kemble - Click picture to enlarge Kemble.
Made in Bletchley Milton Keynes c1980 Model K109 (2 pedal version of the Cambridge)in a very tidy looking walnut case. Full 88 note keyboard with a good quality action. Available to buy or rent
£1790 or rent £55 a month incl Tunings and a stool
Knight - Click picture to enlarge Knight.
Made in Loughton Essex in c1977 this is the K20 model in a light teak finish. Light action with impressively quick repetition possible on the keys. With a bright and loud sound this is not a piano for a shy pianist this is for a player who wants to heard! Great fun instrument that is available to buy or rent.
£1990 or rent £59 a month incl. Stool and all tunings
Kemble - Click picture to enlarge Kemble.
Made c1997 this is the Cambridge model in a dark mahogany case. Made in Bletchley Milton Keynes when the Kemble factory was owned by Yamaha. Super little pianos with a full 88 note keyboard and 3 pedals. Available to buy or rent.
£1990 or rent £59 a month incl. Stool and all tunings
Knight - Click picture to enlarge Knight.
Made in Loughton Essex c1975. This is the K6 Exotic model with 3 pedals. Previous owner had it from new and it was obviously well loved and cared for. Original factory label on the back is still attached says finish is Rosewood OPM I believe OPM stands for open pore mahogany so I presume the rosewood was the colour of the stain applied to the mahogany But Whatever the actual veneer used it looks lovely, if it is mahogany it isn't straight grain cut veneer but a more interesting quarter sawn cut. Plays beautifully with a rich warm tone.
Reid-Sohn - Click picture to enlarge Reid-Sohn.
Model RS118RI c2010 gloss walnut with inlaid band around top and bottom panels. Very traditional looking and beautiful but with all the advantages of being recently made with modern seasoned timbers and synthetic glues to live happily in a modern home with modern heating. Unlike the actual traditional pianos from over 80 years ago with their dried out animal glue structures that have been seriously weakened by years of drying and shrinking in modern dry homes they were never designed for.
Yamaha - Click picture to enlarge Yamaha.
Model MC301 Made in Hamamatsu Japan c1988. We don't see this particular model in UK very often It appears to be the same as a U1 in almost every detail, same size, same number of keys, same grade of felts and materials in the action, same bridges and soundboard configuration. The only difference I can spot is the U1 of the same age has a lock to secure the key fall which the MC301 doesn't! The Yamaha second-hand model range is huge although often the differences between models are very minor and often just cosmetic. This is a lovely instrument which we have been tuning for the previous owners for many years only just getting the opportunity to buy it for the shop due to owners emigrating and not wanting the hassle of exporting a piano.
Yamaha - Click picture to enlarge Yamaha.
Model YU11. In appearance this is much the same as the ubiquitous U1 However, the U1 is built in their Indonesian factory where all their mass production is based these days. The high end and top quality models are still made in Hamamatsu Japan which is where this YU11 was made in c2012. It is only 10 years old and has obviously been well cared for but not played much. All wood work inside and casework outside looks bright and new, all felts and pads showing very little evidence of use. The phrase "As good as new" is used far too often to describe modern second-hand pianos, particularly Yamahas but this one really does deserve it and with a new price in excess of £10k with unprecedented production and shipping delays of over a year for some models, I don't know why I've still got this one. Must be because it's nice weather outside. However, as soon as Autumn draws near when we start seeing the darker evenings again we always return our thoughts to indoor pursuits and this will be one of the first to get snapped up!

In our workshops

John Broadwood - Click picture to enlarge John Broadwood.
A Square piano from c1830s. I am keen to save this from the skip so please make yourself known to us if you can make a home for it!. A beautiful piece of piano history, it is what every Georgian home desired. Made by the best makers of the day. It still makes a noise but whether it can be tuned to any useful level is doubtful. Needs work cosmetically as one of the legs is not safe. Free to a good home!
Free Pianos - Click picture to enlarge Free Pianos.
Often available from the back of our workshop, pianos that are beyond economical repair but might have a use as an alternative function. Perhaps by being converted into a bookcase or desk, a work of art or even just as firewood. Free to collect or for a small fee we could deliver one locally when we have space on our van. Please call us or call in for further details


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

List updated : 04/08/2022