Yamaha C2X vs Kawai GX2 | Grand Piano Comparison, Review & Demo

Yamaha C2X vs Kawai GX2

When it comes to professional quality grand pianos approaching the 6-foot classic size marker, there’s no question that one of the world’s most popular comparisons is the Yamaha C2X vs Kawai GX2 Blak. Especially in North America, these two instruments are ubiquitous in post-secondary music institutions and other fine teaching studios. In today’s article and […]

W Hoffmann P162 Professional Series | Baby Grand Piano Review

W Hoffmann P162

C Bechstein’s W Hoffmann brand offers an undeniably intriguing set of pianos. Consisting of three different lines of different quality, the W. Hoffmann is a fully European handmade alternative to a German piano for a fraction of the price. In this article and review video we’ll be looking at the entry point to the Professional […]

Kawai GX2 vs Boston GP178 | Grand Piano Review & Comparison

Kawai GX2 vs Boston GP178

In today’s article and video we’ve got two classic salon grand pianos that duke it out literally every single day in piano showrooms around the world – the Kawai GX2 vs Boston GP178, which are two of the most popular 6-foot professional quality pianos in the world (both measure just under 6 feet at 5’11”.) […]

Steinway Model M vs C Bechstein L 167 | Baby Grand Piano Comparison

Steinway Model M vs C Bechstein L 167

Baby grand pianos are the best-selling size of grand piano by virtue of the fact that they don’t take up a ton of space, and their relative affordability, especially compared to a 9-foot concert grand piano such as a Steinway Model D which lists for around $200,000 USD! Today we’re going to be comparing two […]

Kawai GX-2 vs GX-3 Grand Piano Comparison, Including Features, Benefits, Price & More

Kawai GX-2 vs GX-3

The 5’11” Kawai GX-2 grand piano is among our top-selling instruments here at Merriam Music, but for some folks, the 6’2” GX-3 is worth the extra spend all day. In this article and companion video, we’ll be comparing the Kawai GX-2 vs GX-3 side by side. This should be helpful as these two instruments often […]

Shigeru Kawai: 10 Interesting Facts About Shigeru Kawai Pianos

Shigeru Kawai SK7

Introduction Shigeru Kawai pianos are a part of a very rare breed of piano, consistently making many ‘Top-10’ lists annually for the finest musical instruments available. The project was started by the Kawai Corporation’s second president, Shigeru Kawai, and the goal was ambitious: create the premier piano of Japan, capable of competing with the very best from Europe. […]

C. Bechstein A 192 (M/P192) Grand Piano Review & Demo

C.-Bechstein-MP-192

Introduction The C. Bechstein A 192 ( formerly C. Bechstein MP192) Is Amongst the World’s Very Finest 6′ Pianos. It’s Size Makes It Ideal for Mmerost Home Settings, and Its Length Means that A Clear, Sustaining, and Full Bass Tone Is Always at Your Disposal. Few Instruments Will Match the Long List of Industry-Topping Design […]

Piano Tuning – How and Why Does a Piano Go Out of Tune?

Piano Tuning

Introduction Why does a piano go out of tune? Generally speaking, pianos are thought of as ‘out of tune’ when any one or several of the strings of the piano becomes de-tuned from the corresponding strings. For example, each key on the piano usually has three strings “assigned” to it. Those three strings must be […]

Baby Grand Piano – Everything You Ever Needed To Know (2020 Updated)

Used Baby Grand Piano

Introduction Hi, everybody and welcome to another piano video here at Merriam Pianos. My name is Stu Harrison. And in this video, we’re talking about baby grand pianos. This is a follow up video, where I’m really gonna be focusing on what are the questions you need to ask yourself to dive into this whole […]

Kawai GX2 Grand Piano Review & Demo – Millennium III Action with ABS-Carbon, Classic Salon Grand

Kawai GX2

Introduction The Kawai GX2 grand piano is a piano that creatively blends traditional craftsmanship with modern innovation and technology. Whether it’s straightforward improvements to the lid props and soft fall systems, to the more complex improvements in touch control with the carbon fiber Millennium III action, Hard Finish coatings on the music rack, or steel-reinforced […]