Upright Piano Stock List October 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.
Ritmuller  - Click picture to enlarge Ritmuller .
Model 110 in white. A fabulous little piano with good quality action and looks to match.
Ernst Krause - Click picture to enlarge Ernst Krause.
Model 118 in black including adjustable stool. A brand new range for us and we’re delighted to have discovered them. Very well made with good quality materials and excellent value. When compared to the Ritmuller of the same size it has a slightly softer sound and slightly higher key weight and makes for some interesting comparisons. RRP £3950
Special Introductory Offer Price £3450
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.
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. Worth every penny these are very impressive instruments and at under £5K Including an adjustable stool they are going to be very popular. RRP £4950.
Special Introductory Offer Price £3950
Ritmuller - Click picture to enlarge Ritmuller.
Model RS130. Brand new model and the latest in their very impressive RS series and this is their biggest and best in the series. At half the price of a new Yamaha U3 they are a serious and tempting alternative.

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.
Baldwin - Click picture to enlarge Baldwin.
Made in USA c1980. Very compact, ideal beginner piano due to small size and light touch weight but still full 7 octave keyboard. Attractive walnut casework. Available to buy or rent
£680 or Rent £25 a month inc. 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
Eavestaff - Click picture to enlarge Eavestaff.
Made in England c1977. Very small mahogany cased instrument (just 130cm wide) yet it has a full 7 octave keyboard and a really good sound. Available to buy or rent.
£740 or Rent £35
Bentley - Click picture to enlarge Bentley.
This is the Compact 72 model made in London c1978. it has a 6 octave keyboard so would be suitable for learners up to about grade 2 and would make an excellent starter piano if space is tight. Very small casework just 122cm wide in beautiful light teak veneers. Available to buy or rent
Kemble - Click picture to enlarge Kemble.
Rutland model, A lovely little instrument in a mahogany case from c1980 with a 6 Octave keyboard. Made in Bletchley Milton Keynes. Available to buy or rent.
£950 or Rent £45 a month incl. Stool & tunings
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
Carlmann - Click picture to enlarge Carlmann.
Made either late 1990s or early 2000s. Small modern style casework in the popular black gloss finish. 3 pedals, full 88 note keyboard. Great piano for a beginner with just a few minor cosmetic blemishes that you have to look closely to find. Available to buy or rent.
£980 or Rent £45 a month
Alexandra Herrmann - Click picture to enlarge Alexandra Herrmann.
Made in DDR c1980s. A great starter piano. Full keyboard, small mahogany casework. soft tone. Available to buy or rent
£990 or rent £45 a month incl. stool and tunings
Hupfeld - Click picture to enlarge Hupfeld.
Made in Germany c1980s. These were our best selling pianos of the 1980s we sold hundreds of them because they had a good quality feel and sounded superb and they were so much cheaper than their competitors. At the time the mahogany casework was also a very popular finish. These days mahogany isn’t quite so popular but the piano is still fabulous. Available to buy or rent this is a very good piano and still great value.
£990 or Rent £45 a month incl stool and tuning
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
Yamaha - Click picture to enlarge Yamaha.
c1986 U1 (MC301). A superb instrument as all Japanese made Yamahas are. However this one is a little bit cheaper (about £800 Cheaper) than most due to some very minor cosmetic issues which are only apparent when seen next to some of our new stock with our showroom lights on it but would probably go un-noticed once it is in some-ones home with music on it.
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.
Model U1A c1986. Just arrived in our showroom this week. Like most of our secondhand Yamahas this has come over to the UK as a renovated secondhand instrument and as always our supplier has done a superb job of making it defy its age. It is nearly 35 years old yet everything is like new, inside and out, top to bottom. Stood next to brand new pianos in the showroom it is easily mistaken as one of them. At half the price of the new Yamaha U1 it is difficult imagining a better way to spend that money you would normally spend on a season ticket to your office in London or that holiday you weren't allowed to take this summer.
Yamaha - Click picture to enlarge Yamaha.
Model U3A c1986. Fresh in this week with the U1 listed above. I don't want to repeat myself but it is just as good as the U1 but being a little bigger it has more power in the bass. Another superb instrument.

In our workshops

Zender - Click picture to enlarge Zender.
English c1970s. Black, Very small casework, full 7 octave keyboard. Available soon to buy or rent
Hupfeld - Click picture to enlarge Hupfeld.
Just arrived, another Hupfeld sold by us back in the 1980s and has been with the same family every since it was new. Excellent condition inside and although the colour of the mahogany has faded very dramatically the casework is not unattractive. I will probably send this for re-polishing when time and workshop space allows but in the meantime it will be available relatively cheaply to buy or rent quite soon.
Fazer - Click picture to enlarge Fazer.
Made in Helsinki Finland c1985. This is the Finlandia model featuring 3 pedals, 88 keys and is in a walnut case. Available very soon to buy or rent
Kemble - Click picture to enlarge Kemble.
Recently taken in part exchange and arrived in our workshop this week. A small classic Kemble from c1970s in beautiful glowing teak veneers. Available soon to buy or rent.
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.
3 currently 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 : 17/10/2020