Upright Piano Stock List July 2020

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. Arriving soon in both Black & White finishes
£2990 This one is sold but more will be on the way here asap
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.
Ritmuller  - Click picture to enlarge Ritmuller .
Model 118 in Blue, Yes Blue! Launched at the last Frankfurt Music Fair. Be one of the first in the country to have one.
£3990 Inc matching Adjustable Stool
Ritmuller - Click picture to enlarge Ritmuller.
Model RS 122 from their superior, professional range, Black gloss with chrome fittings. These are a step up in quality from their already excellent standard range. With German hammers & strings they make a very serious alternative to the excellent but increasingly expensive Yamaha U range and certainly a more enjoyable experience to play and tune than most of the cheaper B range Yamahas I am coming across on my tuning rounds.

Second Hand

Starter pianos - Click picture to enlarge Starter pianos.
Rent first 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 tieing yourself into a year long rental agreement. Try one in your home 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.
Consollette - Click picture to enlarge Consollette.
Made in England c1930. Very small walnut cased piano with full 7 octave keyboard. Ideal for those really small spaces. Great looks too. Available soon to buy or rent.
£590 or Rent £25 a month incl tuning and and a stool
Collard & Collard - Click picture to enlarge Collard & Collard.
Made in England Circa 1938. A great little piano for where space is restricted. Full keyboard but just 102cm tall and 138cm wide.
£590 or Rent £25 a month incl stool and tunings
Crowley - Click picture to enlarge Crowley.
Made in England c1920s. This is a type of piano we rarely sell these days as most of the examples we come across are very worn and tired but don't have enough potential value to justify the thousands of pounds it costs to rebuild them. However occasionally they are good enough and this is one that we have had in our rental fleet for many years getting several generations of players started before they commit to buying something. Crowley has been a very reliable instrument, holds his tuning well and looks very handsome, although Crowley has picked up several scratches, scrapes and dents over the years he is still in great shape and will go on for many more.
£690 or Rent £29 a month incl Stool and all Tunings
Wurlitzer - Click picture to enlarge Wurlitzer.
This is a classic North American piano from c1980 from an Iconic American maker. Looks amazing on the outside and on the inside too.
Danemann - Click picture to enlarge Danemann.
Originally built for use in schools these were fabulous and expensive instruments when they were new. Built between 1930s -1980s and designed to be easily moved about on big wheels, be heard across a packed classroom and survive years of knocks and scrapes. They are mostly pale colour nearly always solid Oak and built to a very high standard to withstand years of hard work. However, sadly most of the examples still around have by now been subjected to years and years of hard work and hard school life. Pushed around from class to class or left in practice rooms to be abused by bored and reluctant students, covered in graffiti, vandalised, covered in staples and drawing pins where notices have been crudely posted. etc. etc. Survivors with this type of history are exhausted and beyond economical repair and Regrettably the only sensible outcome is to scrap them. But the good news is occasionally they turn up like this one....Made in 1972 this one must have been in a very good school. Still looking bright and clean with all its keys and casework intact. The action is showing some minor wear but it has obviously been respected and cherished. Sounds fantastic and would still be good for many years in a school, public hall or church etc but equally could be at home in a domestic setting.
£950 Or Rent £45 a month Incl Tuning & Stool
Danemann - Click picture to enlarge Danemann.
Another School Danemann with a great future still ahead of it. This one dates from the 1950s which would normally mean it would be worn-out But this one has been extensively and expensively rebuilt within the last 20 years, not by us but by someone who believed it was worth investing in. It has been restrung, repolished and the action and keys have been meticulously restored. All this work would have cost far more than I believe it is worth but I am grateful they did it as it has saved a wonderful instrument.
£990 or Rent £45 a month incl Stool & all tunings
John Brinsmead - Click picture to enlarge John Brinsmead.
Made by Kemble in 1983 this is a Kemble Classic in all but name. Fabulous condition inside and out. Very small at just 131cm wide but still with a full 7 octave keyboard and a great sound. Ideal for the smaller room.
£1390 or Rent £49 a month incl Stool and all tunings
Steinhoven - Click picture to enlarge Steinhoven.
Model SU-121 in Walnut veneers with gloss finish. Looks like new inside and out and has had very little use since we sold it brand new in 2012.
Yamaha - Click picture to enlarge Yamaha.
Model U1H in black from c1978. Another fabulous reconditioned Yamaha. Excellent condition inside and out and plays with all the power and precision we have come to expect from the U range.
Kawai - Click picture to enlarge Kawai.
Made in Japan c1995. Model BS-2N in Black. A very good instrument subtly different to the ubiquitous Yamahas but very difficult to say which is better. Kawai are usually slightly cheaper secondhand as they are less of a household name in this country but they are just as good to play, hear, tune and maintain.
Kawai - Click picture to enlarge Kawai.
Model BS-40 c1989. These were top of the range instruments in their day. Big and powerful giving as much dynamic range as a small grand but it also has warmth, subtlety and finesse when required. Fun and rewarding to play.
Yamaha  - Click picture to enlarge Yamaha .
Made in Hamamatsu Japan c1994. Another fabulous Yamaha from Japan. Unlike our usual range of secondhand Yamahas, this one was sold by us about 5 years ago as a totally immaculate secondhand instrument fresh from Japan. It has been serviced and tuned by us regularly but sadly not played much as owners couldn't make the commitment to lessons and practice a good piano like this deserves. So its back in the showroom, with the addition of a couple of very minor scuffs in the black gloss polish, looking for a new home and about £500 less than we would normally be able to sell one of these for.
Yamaha - Click picture to enlarge Yamaha.
Model U3A Made in Hamamatsu Japan c1984. Big and powerful, the Yamaha U range has been setting the standard for quality, durability and stability for many years. The new U3 starts from about £10300.00 and is fantastic but when you don't have that sort of budget you can still find superb examples secondhand like this restored example for less than half new price. We have 2 very similar U3A models in stock, Identical in every way except made just 1 year apart.

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 very soon.
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 : 22/06/2020