Pearl River GP188A Grand Piano


Review: What’s it like to play a Pearl River GP188A grand piano? First of all, the piano feels solid. The cabinet and finishing are exceptional. Professional spraying and finishing make this piano mirror gloss black. From a playing perspective, the touch is even throughout. At pianissimo, mezzo-forte and fortissimo, the touch feels consistent and responsive. The sound is warm and focused – what I would consider “uncomplicated” by unwanted overtones. The bass is rounder feeling and more “accompaniment” to the mid range while the top is a touch brighter and sparkly. The model indicates the size. At 188cm long, that translates into 6’2″ long – a beautiful size to deliver a deep, resonant sound and perfect for any household. ~ Glen Barkman

Piano Name: Pearl River
Website: Pearl River
Model: GP-188A
Made in: China
Parent Company: Guangzhou Pearl River Piano Group Ltd.
Company Location: China
Length: 6′ 2″
Brochure PDF: Pearl River GP188A

History: Established in 1954, Guangzhou, China, Pearl River is the largest piano builder in the world surpassing 100,000 pianos annually. They have over 1.3 million square feet of manufacturing space and a staff of over 4000 employees. Recently their pianos have been redesigned by the Swiss piano expert, Lothar Thomma. Pearl River is the first piano factory in China to be awarded the ISO 9001 Certification for Quality Control Systems and more recently awarded ISO 14001 for Environmental Management System Compliance.

Dimensions: 6’2″x59″ or 1m 88cm x 148cm

Available Finishes: Polished Ebony

Features: Hornbeam action ~ Aluminum action rail ~ Mortised spruce beams ~ 22lb T-stapled hammers ~ Vertically laminated maple w/solid maple cap, hand notched bridges ~ Slow close fallboard ~ 19 ply maple pinblock ~ Sand cast CNC processed iron plate ~ All spruce laminated soundboard ~ German Roeslau wire ~ Nickel plated, cut-thread tuning pins ~ Warranty: 10 year parts and labor

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