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The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) are prices established by each company, presented in $USD. The MSRP is the “List Price” of a piano. This is not the sale price of the piano but rather, the highest price the piano will be listed at. Often, stores may discount pianos heavily and so it is a good idea to shop locally to find what price a piano may be purchased for. By clicking on any of the price points below, you’ll be able to see all of the piano models available in that particular price range.


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ORIGINAL ARTICLES

This compilation of articles is comprised of interviews and facts about how pianos are made. The interviews go direct to the source of piano manufacturers and parts makers. There are articles also written that help describe how pianos function. It is our intention at Piano Price Point to bring about education and deliver an accurate representation of the truth in the piano business.

The Art of Piano Voicing

The Art of Piano Voicing

I had the full intention of writing a blog on piano voicing and then suddenly realized that there are 3 completely valid meanings to piano voicing. The first meaning of voicing refers to chord voicing which denotes how you spread out the notes of a chord on the piano (quite often in the jazz idiom). The second meaning, as it refers to piano playing and pedagogy means making the melody line stand above the accompaniment ...
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Bell Tower in Czech Republic

Visiting Petrof Piano

I walk up the stairs of the bell tower in the town of Hradec Králové (“City of the Queen”). The stone steps are worn because many have visited this monument built nearly 450 years ago. Massive beams are used to support the bell that appears to be about 5 feet tall. I think about the challenge of building a tower out of stone and then raising this 8 ton bell to a height of almost ...
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Visiting Pearl River Factory

Visiting Pearl River Factory

On this latest trip to China, I managed to catch a glimpse into the transformation of Pearl River Piano. Already the largest piano company in the world manufacturing more than 130,000 pianos annually, Pearl River Piano has its sights set on even greater advancement. One hundred thirty thousand pianos annually equates into about 400 pianos being manufactured per day. Imagine though what it must be like to produce 400 pianos daily. With roughly 225 tuning ...
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Casting Iron Piano Frames

Casting Iron Piano Frames

Every piano has one. It is the backbone to structural integrity. It's also what gives a piano most of its weight. What is it? Commonly called the frame, harp or plate, this iron mass in the piano withstands the 19+ tons of string tension.While iron reinforcement pieces were introduced into the piano by the year 1799, it wasn’t until 1825 that a full cast iron frame was patented by a man named Alpheus Babcock (The ...
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Mason & Hamlin Features High Tech Components

Mason & Hamlin Features High Tech Components

I was in the office of a metal fabricator recently and admired his collection of vintage wooden golf clubs. Not being a golfer I inquired “Are these rare?” He laughed and replied “Not really… titanium and other alloys have all but replaced traditional clubs like these. I just like the look of them.” Having been around pianos most of my life, I’ve often wondered about the traditional use of wooden parts in the mechanical action ...
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The C. Bechstein Sphinx Grand Piano

The C. Bechstein Sphinx Grand Piano

There’s a church in Dresden called Frauenkirche (translated “Church of our Lady”) which was bombed on February 15th, 1945 during WWII. The church sat in ruins for 50 years until the reunification of Germany. But in 1989, a 14 member group under the leadership of a musician named Ludwig Güttler formed the Citizen’s Initiative for the reconstruction of the church. This grew into more than 5000 members, spanning more than 20 countries. The church was ...
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If you’re looking for the lineup of current models from a particular brand, simply click on the corresponding logo below. These brands represent the largest contingency of manufacturers in the world. Each piano maker has a different signature in methods of piano making and subsequently each brand offers something different musically. Combined, they represent hundreds of thousands of pianos made annually.

SEARCH NEW PIANOS BY SIZE

There are 4 common sizes of upright pianos and 6 categories of grand sizes available. For a detailed description of each size, click on the desired size of piano. Upright pianos are qualified by height and grand pianos are measured by length. Assuming that most pianos have 88 standard-sized keys, piano width is similar. Depth of upright pianos range from 21″ to 27″ (52cm-67cm).

RESEARCHING PIANOS

I’ve heard this statement many times before: “I’m just doing my research on what piano to buy”. But what does this actually mean? What do people research when they say that they’re examining a piano? Isn’t a piano just a piano? This series of 5 articles gives a foundation of components in piano manufacturing. Find out the subtle differences that vary from one maker to another.