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New & Used Upright Pianos

Merriam Pianos offers a full selection of new upright pianos from Kawai, Mason & Hamlin, Perzina, W. Hoffmann, and Bechstein.  We also regularly carry a used selection of Kawai, Yamaha, Steinway, and Heintzman pianos.  For piano customers looking for uprights, our combination of new and used pianos ranging in price from $2495 to $50,000 provides an accurate cross-section of the industry.  Also, with our high-level of tuning and preparation, Merriam Pianos offers the chance for side-by-side comparisons in ideal listening and playing conditions.

Upright (sometimes called vertical) pianos, work very similarly to grand pianos, except that their strings, soundboard, and iron plate are oriented vertically.  Because their cabinetry is less expensive to produce, and often the quality of materials and sophistication of design are below that of grands, they are normally considered ‘beginner’ or ‘entry-level’ instruments.  They are also typically between 30-50% less expensive than an equivalent-quality grand piano.

However, there is a wide range of high-end upright pianos from companies who have elevated upright piano-making to the same levels as performance grand pianos, such as:

  • Bechstein,
  • Bosendorfer,
  • Hamburg Steinway
  • Sauter
  • Steingraeber

This means that piano customers and performers with the means, but without the space for a grand piano, can have world-class instruments as well.

Merriam Pianos’ upright piano selection has been curated with value and performance in mind – our goal is to deliver the finest piano options in every price range, with an abundance of third-party information, in an ideal playing space

UPRIGHT PIANO MODELS

Kawai K200

KAWAI K200

The K200 offers an incomparable combination of tone, touch and value. Released in 2014 in place of the Kawai K2, this new line of K-series uprights will become the new standard in piano performance.

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Kawai K300

KAWAI K300

The K300 offers an incomparable combination of tone, touch and value. At 48″ it is a perfect choice for students, teachers, and professionals alike.

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Kawai K400

KAWAI K400

The K400 offers an incomparable combination of tone, touch and value. Released in 2014 this brand new model from Kawai features an over-sized music desk, and New England style fall-board.

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Kawai K500

KAWAI K500

The K500 offers an incomparable combination of tone, touch and value. At 51″ it is a perfect choice for as a grand piano replacement for an advanced player in a small space.

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Kawai K800

KAWAI K800

Built in Japan entirely by Kawai, the K800 has full sostenuto, premium hand-selected spruce soundboards, premium double-felted mahogany hammers, oversized music desk, and grand-like key sticks for a super high level of accuracy and speed.

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Kawai ND21

KAWAI ND21

The ND21 is a game changing piano, and possibly the best alternative to a used 48″ Japanese piano on the market.

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Kawai K15

KAWAI K15

Designed in the “continental ” style the Kawai K15 is one of the top rated pianos on the market under to $5000.

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MANUFACTURERUPRIGHT PIANO MODELLENGTHWIDTHHEIGHTWEIGHTMSRP (USD)
23" (58 cm)59" (149 cm)43" (109 cm)431 lbs (195 kg)$7,193$7,053
22.5" (57 cm)59" (149 cm)45" (114 cm)459 lbs (208 kg)$9,593$9,053
24" (61 cm)59" (149 cm)48" (122 cm)500 lbs (227 kg)$14,660$13,053
24" (61 cm)59" (149 cm)48" (122 cm)507 lbs (230 kg)$15,593$13,853
24.5" (62 cm)59" (149 cm)51" (130 cm)525 lbs (238 kg)$18,963$16,520
26" (65 cm)60" (153 cm)53" (134 cm)626 lbs (282 kg)$29,993$25,320
23" (58 cm)59" (149 cm)48" (134 cm)474 lbs (215 kg)$7,860N/A

UPRIGHT PIANO MODELS

C Bechstein 116

C. BECHSTEIN – 116K “MILLENNIUM”

With the most precise design – straight from Bechstein's famed Berlin R&D team – the 116k delivers an astounding sustain, complexity of tone, and exhilarating clarity in a manageably sized cabinet.

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C Bechstein 118

C. BECHSTEIN – 118 “CONTOUR / CLASSIC”

As with all C. Bechstein's, every 118 is built with the finest materials, and the highest quality control in the piano industry.

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C Bechstein 124

C. BECHSTEIN – 124 “CLASSIC / ELEGANCE”

 It's accuracy and nuance makes it a preference over most mid-range grands, and possibly higher.  It's cabinetry and quality of build make it a pure work of art.

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C Bechstein Concert 8

C. BECHSTEIN – CONCERT 8 UPRIGHT

The Concert 8 Upright from C. Bechstein is consistently touted as the world's finest production upright piano. With the nuance of a grand, but the footprint of an upright, the Concert 8 is truly in a class by itself.

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MANUFACTURERUPRIGHT PIANO MODELLENGTHWIDTHHEIGHTWEIGHTMSRP (USD)
24.5" (62 cm)60" (152 cm)46" (116 cm)551 lbs (250 kg)$44,267$44,267
23" (59 cm)59.5" (151 cm)46.5" (118 cm)518 lbs (235 kg)N/AN/A
24.5" (62 cm)60" (152 cm)49" (124 cm)569 lbs (258 kg)$56,000$56,000
24.5" (62 cm)60" (152 cm)49" (124 cm)562 lbs (255 kg)$58,400$58,400
24.5" (62 cm)60.5" (154 cm)51.5" (131 cm)569 lbs (258 kg)$94,133$94,133

UPRIGHT PIANO MODELS

Bechstein 112

BECHSTEIN – 112 “MODERN”

The smallest in the Bechstein Premium line, the 112 is a fitting entryway into the world of high-end German pianos.

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Bechstein 116

BECHSTEIN – 116 “ACCENT / CLASSIC”

The 116 Bechstein is the quintessential European apartment piano.  A reasonable size (46″), clear bass, fantastic control, and the name the world's trusted for 150 years.

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Bechstein 120

BECHSTEIN – 120 “SELECT”

For buyers focused on long-term value, quality, and an exquisite musical experience, for about 50% more than a Japanese equivalent, you could have the finest German hand-crafted piano sitting in your living room.

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Bechstein 124

BECHSTEIN – 124 “STYLE / IMPOSANT”

The top of the line from the famed Bechstein Premium line.  At a commanding 50″, and built to the most demanding specs in the industry, this piano stands shoulder-to-shoulder with any upright in the world.

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MANUFACTURERUPRIGHT PIANO MODELLENGTHWIDTHHEIGHTWEIGHTMSRP (USD)
Bechstein 112 "Modern"22.6" (57 cm)59" (149 cm)45" (112 cm)507 lbs (230 kg)$32,000$32,000
Bechstein 116 "Accent / Compact"23" (59 cm)59" (151 cm)45.5" (116 cm)525 lbs (238 kg)$33,067$33,067
Bechstein 120 "Select"24" (61 cm)59" (150 cm)47.5" (120 cm)536 lbs (243 kg)$34,193$34,193
Bechstein 124 "Style / Imposant"24.5 " (62 cm)59" (151 cm)49" (124 cm)562 lbs (262 kg)$36,267$36,267

UPRIGHT PIANO MODELS

W. HOFFMANN – V112 UPRIGHT PIANO

W. HOFFMANN – V112 UPRIGHT PIANO

At 112 cm, the v112 W. Hoffmann fits in nearly any space, no matter how small. Designed for today's apartment and condo living, the v112 offers buyers the chance to own a serious piano, with top-grade materials, in a small and affordable package. Learn More
Bechstein 120

W. HOFFMANN – V120 UPRIGHT PIANO

A classic 48″ upright piano, in a similar price and performance range as the popular K300 and U1’s, but with a distinctively colourful tone and light, fast touch. Learn More
W. HOFFMANN – V126 UPRIGHT PIANO

W. HOFFMANN – V126 UPRIGHT PIANO

A brand new design in 2015, straight from C. Bechstein’s R&D division in Berlin. The colour, depth, and sustain that this upright achieves is genuinely startling for it's price. Learn More
W. HOFFMANN – V131 UPRIGHT PIANO

W. HOFFMANN – V131 UPRIGHT PIANO

The v131 is amongst the largest European pianos available, and even though it’s completely European in design and construction, remains affordably priced. Learn More
MANUFACTURERUPRIGHT PIANO MODELLENGTHWIDTHHEIGHTWEIGHTMSRP (USD)
22" (56 cm)59.4" (151 cm)44.5" (113 cm)485 lbs (220 kg)$16,000$16,000
24.6" (62.5 cm)59.4" (151 cm)47.6" (120 cm)540 lbs (245 kg)$17,600$17,600
24.6" (62.3 cm)57.9" (147 cm)49.6" (126 cm)518 lbs (235 kg)$19,467$19,467
25" (63.5 cm)59.4" (151 cm)51.8" (131.5 cm)545 lbs (247 kg)$23,467$23,467

UPRIGHT PIANO MODELS

Perzina 112

GEBR. PERZINA 112

Aged Austrian White spice, BASF polyester, acrylic keytops, computer designed scales, floating soundboards and direct bass response are but a few highlights which make every piano in the “Tradition” series a pleasure to play for generations.

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Perzina 122

GEBR. PERZINA 122

Featuring the longest bass string of any 49″ piano currently in production, the Konsumat is the answer to those seeking more in a piano. Its sound is rich and deep without any sacrifice in clarity. Its perfectly balanced sustain is a result of a multi-year aging process on it's Austrian white spruce soundboard and fanatic detail to design quality and execution.

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PERZINA 122 TWO-TONE BUBINGA

GEBR. PERZINA 122 TWO-TONE BUBINGA

African Bubinga is one of the rarest and most sought-after woods in the world. Due to it's cost this wood is used by only a few of the world's top piano makers to construct their highest-level cabinetry, including Steinway & Sons, Mason & Hamlin and Fazioli.

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Perzina 129

GEBR. PERZINA 129

Experience a bass deeper than ever imagined on an upright, and a class-leading sustain. It's easy to forget you're not in front of a grand. An even touch, a mature, complex tone, and a modern design make the 129 Kapitol a true masterpiece.

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PERZINA 133 “SCHWERIN”

GEBR. PERZINA 130 “SCHWERIN”

With only 50 built per year for the world, the limited production 133 “Schwerin” is unique Perzina uprights due to its extraordinary size. Truly an great choice for those seeking a grand but without the space to accommodate it.

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MANUFACTURERUPRIGHT PIANO MODELLENGTHWIDTHHEIGHTWEIGHTMSRP (USD)
23" (58 cm)58" (144 cm)45" (113 cm)456 lbs (207 kg)$11,850$10,000
23" (58 cm)59" (150 cm)49" (124 cm)483 lbs (219 kg)$14,653$11,453
59" (150 cm)49" (124 cm)483 lbs (219 kg)$17,750$13,750
25" (63.5 cm)60" (152 cm)51" (129.5 cm)544 lbs (247 kg)$16,320$12,960
24" (61 cm)59" (150 cm)52" (131 cm)553 lbs (251 kg)$19,780$14,600

UPRIGHT PIANO MODELS

Friedrich Grotrian 111

FRIEDRICH GROTRIAN 111

The Friedrich Grotrian 111 is fitted with a rectangular back construction instead of the familiar star shaped design.  This is possible thanks to an extremely solid cast iron plate.

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Grotrian Concertino 132

GROTRIAN CONCERTINO 132

It takes centuries of tradition and constant refinement in the piano-making craft to produce an instrument with such magnificent acoustic properties.

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Grotrian College 122

GROTRIAN COLLEGE 122

Pianos in music schools, universities, studios and on stages are often subjected to intense treatment. But nothing can upset the College.

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Grotrian Classic 124

GROTRIAN CLASSIC 124

The Classic is among the finest pianos ever made. The tone is so breathtakingly clear and refined, it has a truly sculptural quality.  And yet this instrument is exceptionally versatile.

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Grotrian Canto 115

GROTRIAN CANTO 115

The Grotrian Canto 115 is the result of single-minded research and development encased in a functional and modern shape – designed for musicians who cannot and will not want to accept compromise.

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Upright Piano Knowledge Base (FAQs)

What Is An Upright Piano?

Upright pianos are compact, elegant instruments that make it easier to enjoy the sound of a piano without the needed space for a grand.  But how different are they than a grand? Here's a full rundown of these amazing inventions.  Article Coming Soon!

What Are The Standard Dimensions Of An Upright Piano?

Are all uprights the same size?  Why are some taller than others? Are they the same width, regardless of make and model?  A guide to upright piano sizing: Article Coming Soon!

Who Makes The Best Upright Piano?

Although the C. Bechstein "Concert 8" has long been admired as perhaps the world's finest upright piano, there are certainly several worthy contenders to the title of the world's finest upright piano.  Here's a list of our favourites: Article Coming Soon!

How Much Does It Cost To Tune A Piano Upright?

Upright pianos take approximately 1-1.5 hours to tune, if the instrument has been regularly maintained. So the typical cost will vary based on what the hourly rate of the technician, or more likely the country or city you happen to be in.  In the Canadian market, this range is $75 - 150.

What Is The Best Kawai Upright Piano?

The Kawai K3 and K300 have been some of the best selling uprights in North America for several years - but Kawai's lineup is extensive, and offers even more range than just the 3** models.Article Coming Soon!

What upright pianos are better: Kawai or Yamaha?

If a family, student, or school goes shopping for a reliable and affordable upright piano, Kawai and Yamaha are the two names likely to be mentioned.  The Honda / Toyota of the piano world, these Japanese makers have been making reliable, high-quality pianos since the 1970's.  Although they make similar and competing models of pianos, there are certainly fundamental design differences which affect the tone, playability, and longevity of these worthy competitors. Article Coming Soon!

Where Is The Serial Number On An Upright Piano?

Upright pianos, like their grand piano counterparts, are all serialized by their manufacturers when they leave the factory for showrooms throughout the world.  Those serial numbers allow buyers and sellers to know when, and often where, the piano was made.  Here's a guide to the most common places to look for the serial numbers on your instrument. Article Coming Soon!

Where Is The Soundboard On An Upright Piano?

Where's the soundboard on your piano?  What is a soundboard, more importantly?  Read up and improve your understanding on what a soundboard is, where it's located in a piano, and why it's so critical to the tone of the instrument.Article Coming Soon!

How Much Are Steinway Upright Pianos?

Steinway upright pianos, along with Kawai and Yamaha, are the three best-known upright pianos in the world.  Steinway uprights are similar in price to mid-range European instruments.  And at just three models, also one of the smallest offerings.  .Article Coming Soon!

What Is The Best Yamaha Upright Piano?

While the Yamaha U1 is certainly the most popular upright piano from that company, it's far from the best.  Here's a look into some of the premium uprights offered by the Japanese maker..Article Coming Soon!

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