W. Hoffmann V158 Grand Piano Review & Demo by Merriam Pianos

Hoffmann v158

 Introduction The W. Hoffmann line of pianos from C. Bechstein are made in the Czech Republic by C. Bechstein Europe. They are quality instruments made by piano makers that draw on the longstanding experience of the Czech people in virtually all areas of precision manufacturing and musical instrument construction. The Vision Series is the […]

Zimmermann Z185 Grand Piano Review & Demo by Merriam Pianos

Zimmermann Z185

 Introduction C. Bechstein’s Zimmermann line is a re-designed, re-engineered line of piano that provides one of the more successful marriages of Asian manufacturing and German designs and oversight. Zimmermann is a long-established German piano line that C. Bechstein purchased, and maintained Germany manufacturing for a brief period before making the decision to shift production […]

Yamaha B1 vs Kawai K15 Upright Pianos Comparison & Demo by Merriam Pianos

Yamaha B1 vs Kawai K-15

 Introduction There are few upright pianos available from any manufacturer for less than $5,000 that would be considered anything but an entry-level instrument; however, the Kawai K15 and Yamaha B1 are two that defy that stereotype. They’re well-made with the same level of craftsmanship we all expect from both companies, use quality components and […]

Roland FP-60 vs FP-90 Digital Piano Comparison, Review & Demo – Piano Partner 2, Bluetooth Connectivity

Roland FP-90 Digital Piano

 Introduction Roland’s FP series has always been a trend-setting series of pianos. For portable, all-in-one units, the FP’s have consistently delivered the best actions, durable constructions, and reliable sound production for an affordable price tag. The FP series are used world-wide as both professional stage pianos and home use instruments. The FP-60 and FP-90 […]

Steinway Model B vs C. Bechstein B 212 Grand Piano Comparison, Review & Demo by Merriam Pianos

Steinway Model B vs C Bechstein B 212

 Introduction Reviewing the great musical instruments of history is one of the most special and unique aspects of what we do here at Merriam Pianos, and few comparisons have the same gravitas and lineage as the Steinway Model B (known unofficially as “the perfect piano”) vs. the C. Bechstein B212 (known unofficially as “the […]

Kawai CA78 vs Roland DP603 Digital Piano Comparison by Merriam Pianos

Kawai CA78 vs Roland DP603

 Introduction Digital pianos continue to march forward in their quest to become more authentic, more durable, and more apt replacements for entry-level acoustic instruments. In 2019, it’s hard to think of two pianos that embody the technology and performance that are available to mid-range shoppers than Kawai’s CA-78, and Roland’s DP-603. Stu Harrison of […]

Roland FP-10 Digital Piano Review & Demo – SuperNATURAL Piano, Bluetooth Audio, PHA-4 Action

Roland FP-10 Stand

 Introduction Roland’s FP-10 Digital Piano has quickly become the dominant entry-level digital piano in the market today, providing a stellar action (PHA-4 standard keyboard), class-leading piano tone from the Supernatural Piano Engine, light-weight portability, bluetooth midi, and an available keyboard stand (KSCFP10). The FP-10 picks up on where Yamaha’s P45 and Casio’s PX-160 left […]

Kawai GL-20 Grand Piano Review & Demo | Kawai GL Series

Kawai-GL20

 Introduction The Kawai GL Grand Piano series has emerged as one of the most prominent and high-value grand piano lines in the entire industry. They range in price from $15,000 – 30,000, sitting just under Kawai’s GX Grand Piano line, and straddling Yamaha’s CG and CX lines in terms of pricing. The GL20 is […]

C. Bechstein B 212 Concert Grand Piano Playing Demo & Review by Merriam Pianos

C Bechstein 212

 Introduction The C. Bechstein B212 is one of the world’s great 7-foot grand pianos. It has been a part of European musical history for over a century, and with a manufacturing time of 15 months, still remains one of the rarest and most sought-after instruments of any kind on earth. It’s immaculate carpentry and […]

C. Bechstein Classic 124 Upright Piano (R124) – Demo & Review by Merriam Pianos

Bechstein 124

 Introduction The C. Bechstein Classic 124 upright piano is being reviewed by Merriam’s own Stu Harrison. This piano is an absolute favorite upright in the Oakville showroom right now. We are going to be covering what makes this piano such an exquisite musical instrument and why so many have an excellent overall impression of […]