Piano Buyer's Guide Pt. 2 - Piano Brands, where to start?

November 26, 2022

Piano Buyer's Guide Pt. 2 - Piano Brands, where to start?

Piano Brands – Where to start? Piano Buyer’s Guide Pt. 2

When you begin looking for a new or pre-owned piano, the number of options can be intimidating. Owning a piano is an investment, and you want to make sure you pick the right model.

 

Before entering a piano store, knowing what size of piano your home can accommodate is important. Walking in with measurements and constraints is an important first step. If you’re low on space, consider looking at upright pianos.

 

Next, think about your price range. Below you’ll find a price range to expect for popular consumer grade piano brands.

 

CONSUMER-GRADE PIANOS by Price Range

Professional

Verticals: $12,000–$21,000

Grands 5′ to 7′: $30,000–$65,000

 

Baldwin (Professional/over 6′) grands

Boston (Japan)

Cunningham (grands over 6′)

Emerson

Hailun (grands over 6′)

Hupfeld (Europe) grands

Kawai (GX) grands

  1. Hoffmann (Vision)

Kawai (Japan) verticals

Kayserburg (Artists/Master)

Wilhelm Schimmel

Schulze Pollmann (Academy)

Seiler (ED) grands

Charles R. Walter verticals

Wendl & Lung

Yamaha (Japan) verticals

Yamaha (CX) grands

 

Premium

Verticals: $8,000–$15,000

Grands 5′ to 7′: $15,000–$40,000

 

Baldwin verticals

Baldwin (Academy) grands

Baldwin (Professional/under 6′) grands

Boston (Indonesia) verticals

Brodmann (PE)

Cunningham (except grands over 6′)

Fandrich & Sons

Wilhelm Grotrian verticals

Wilhelm Grotrian Studio grands

Hailun (except grands over 6′)

Hupfeld (Europe) verticals

Hupfeld (Studio) grands Irmler (Professional)

Irmler (Studio) grands

Kawai (GL) grands

Kawai (ST-1) verticals

Kayserburg (Excellent/Heritage/Nuovo)

Wm. Knabe (Concert Arist)

Ernst Krause Berlin

Mason & Hamlin (Artist)

Perzina

J.P. Pramberger (Platinum)

Ritmüller (Premium)

Samick (NSG) Fridolin Schimmel

Gebr. Schulz (G)

Schulze Pollmann (Studio)

Seiler (ED) verticals

Johannes Seiler

  1. Steinberg

Wilh. Steinberg (Performance)

Story & Clark grands

Albert Weber

Yamaha (GC) grands

Yamaha (P22D) verticals

Zimmermann

 

Mid-Range

Verticals: $5,500–$10,000

Grands 5′ to 7′: $12,000–$25,000

 

Brodmann (CE)

Cline

Essex

Wilhelm Grotrian Studio verticals

Hupfeld (Studio) verticals

Irmler (Studio) verticals

Kawai (Indonesia) verticals

Kingsburg

Wm. Knabe (Academy)

Wm. Knabe (Baltimore)

Mason & Hamlin (Classic)

Palatino

Pearl River

Pramberger (Signature)

Pramberger (Legacy)

Ritmüller (Classic/Superior)

Samick

Weber

Yamaha verticals

Yamaha (GB) grands

Young Chang

 

Economy

Verticals: $4,500–$6,800

Grands 5′ to 7′:  $9,500–$16,000

 

Cristofori/Paul A. Schmitt

Geyer

Hallet, Davis & Co.

Hardman, Peck

Schumann

Story & Clark verticals

 

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