Feel free to contact us about available models at the piano store that we work with. We’re happy to assist you in finding a piano that fits your parameters and budget.
Steinway Pianos Manufactured in Asia
In addition to the Steinway & Sons brand, Steinway markets two other brands: Essex for the entry-level market, and Boston for the mid-level market. Essex and Boston pianos are made using lower-cost components and labor. They feature lower overall string tension, a hallmark of Steinway pianos. This brings a warmer tone, longer sustain, and a lighter attack. Pianos of these two brands, made with Steinway designs, are manufactured in Asia by independent suppliers.
This model is made for the entry-range market and is lower priced than Steinway and Boston pianos. Since 2005, Essex pianos have been made at the Pearl River piano factory in Guangzhou, China, per Steinway’s design. Prior to 2005, they were made by Young Chang in Korea. There are two sizes of Essex grand pianos and four sizes of Essex upright pianos available in a wide variety of finishes and furniture designs. Essex pianos incorporate these features of Steinway pianos: lower string tension, a wider tail design, an all-wood action with Steinway geometry with rosette-shaped hammer flanges, and reinforced hammers with metal fasteners. The scale design is by Steinway.
This model is made for the general mid-ranged piano market at lower prices than Steinway’s name brand. Boston pianos are designed by Steinway, and they are manufactured by Kawai in Hamamatsu, Japan, and Karawang, Indonesia. There are five sizes of Boston grand pianos and three sizes of Boston upright pianos available in a variety of finishes. Boston pianos incorporate some features of Steinway pianos, such as lower string tension, a wider tail design (a feature of the Steinway piano models A-188, B-211, C-227, and D-274), resulting in a larger soundboard area than conventionally shaped pianos of comparable sizes. They also include a maple inner rim, Steinway’s Octagrip pinblock, and the scale design is by Steinway.
Bechstein and Hoffman Pianos
C. Bechstein pianos are constructed with very high levels of quality and precision in Seifhennersdorf, Germany. The touch of a Bechstein is light and very responsive. Their instruments require little effort to produce a great tone.
The W. Hoffmann brand was founded in Berlin in 1904 by Wilhelmine Sophia Friederike Hoffmann.
Their upright and grand pianos are now made in the Czech Republic town of Hradec Králové by the foremost European piano manufacturer, C. Bechstein.
Playing any Hoffman upright is almost a magical experience. They have the smoothest actions I have ever played.
We recommend the Bechstein/W. Hoffman Professional Series for their striking silver and chrome interior with a polished ebony finish. They are manufactured in grand and upright models.
Bosendorfer pianos have significantly higher string tensions and use harder hammers as well, which makes notes have greater clarity. They are clean and bright with pure tones. Bosendorfer is the only piano made with a spruce rim, going against the conventional wisdom that a piano rim must be made of hard, dense woods such as maple or beech.
The B Series are Yamaha’s most affordable Pianos. When discounted, pricing starts at $4,995.00, brand new. (Plus delivery and tax)
All new pianos come with:
Matching Yamaha padded bench w/storage
Complimentary tuning in home after delivery
10 Year Yamaha Parts & Labor Warranty
10 Year Full Trade-in Guarantee
Yamaha upright pianos often feature a silent pedal, which makes them the favorite of music schools everywhere.
Yamaha pianos are in great demand, so the availability of used instruments constantly changes. It’s easy to order a new Yamaha piano. Please contact us for up-to-date information on used and new Yamahas.
A two-year warranty is offered on previously owned pianos. A ten-year trade-up warranty is offered on all pianos.
Kawai brand pianos can take a lot of punishment because their pianos have a very strong build quality. Koichi Kawai formed his piano company in 1927 to build the world’s finest piano with a focused pursuit of excellence. They are recommended by piano technicians because they consistently have very high quality parts and construction.
Antonin Petrof built his first grand piano in 1864 after traveling to Vienna in 1857 to learn piano manufacturing. After World War II, the company and property were confiscated under nationalization but in 1990, Jan Petrof took over the company with the return of democracy and privatization. 2004 marked the year when 5th generation Zuzana Ceralová-Petrofová became president. Today the company continues to expand and build pianos from the Czech Republic.
Pearl River Pianos
The Pearl River Piano Group is one of the largest piano makers in the world. It is known for its affordable pianos that offer excellent value. The company is based in Guangzhou, China, and has been in operation since 1956. Pearl River is capable of producing over 100,000 pianos a year, and exports them to more than 80 countries. Pearl River pianos are manufactured under a wide range of brand names and levels.