grand Pianos

The full-size grand piano ranges in size from approximately 5'8" to about 9'. The larger models are usually referred to as "concert grands" and are primarily used for specifically that purpose - concert halls and large spaces. The grand piano provides the ultimate in piano experience and performance.

  • The difference between a grand and baby grand is sound. To the distinguishing ear, the sound is much larger, more robust, more resonant than any other style of piano - the bass notes are very large and seem to come from everywhere, the high notes seem to sing. The strings of the grand piano are unmistakably longer than on other models of pianos and this gives them their "grand" sound.
  • Like the baby grand piano, the horizontal orientation of the strings places the action in a position below the strings instead of horizontal to them. The result is that the action design on the grand pianos is faster than the action on the vertical pianos. The faster action results in more accuracy when playing the piano.
  • The soundboard is larger and is horizontal. The larger the soundboard the bigger and more resonant the sound. With the lid of the piano open, the grand piano is capable of projecting this sound from the top and bottom of the piano. This feature makes the grand piano more suitable in large rooms and spaces.
  • In concert situations, grand pianos are most suitable for the application of microphones when the sound of the piano needs to be amplified electronically.

The grand piano is in a class of it's own. For the sound quality, the grand is the premier choice. Any piano tuner will tell you, when purchasing a piano, choose the largest piano you can fit in your space and that your budget will afford. The grand piano commands attention, it sings like no other piano, it calls to the music lover in all of us.

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