Kawai K-800 Upright Piano Review & Demo – Kawai K Series

Kawai K800 Upright Grand Piano

 Introduction The Kawai K800 Upright Grand Piano is one of the few “true” upright grands to come out of Asia.  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 […]

W. Hoffmann P188 Grand Piano Review & Demo by Merriam Pianos

Hoffmann p188

 Introduction The W. Hoffmann Professional series grand pianos are built in the Czech Republic by C. Bechstein Europe (a wholly-owned subsidiary of C. Bechstein Germany), based on many of the same designs and parts that are used in the Bechstein Academy series as well as the Tradition Series. They are built to satisfy professional […]

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 […]

The Kawai GL-40 5’11” Grand Piano Is Poised To Become The #1 Institutional Grand Piano

Kawai

Hi, this is Stu Harrison, we’re here at Merriam Pianos in Oakville, Ontario just outside of Toronto and we’re going to be looking at the GL-40 Grand Piano from Kawai. The GL-40 is Kawai’s recent upgrade or update to their rather famous RX-2 that was a dominant player in the institutional grand piano market from […]

Why We Love The Piano (And You Might, Too!)

piano hammers

Those who professionally learn piano know that it is not any easy instrument to master nor to comprehend. With 88 keys and the maximum range of pitches, playing the piano is a miracle of hand-eye coordination, tune sense, and memory. However, this imposing instrument also has several quirky facts associated with it. Read on, and […]

A Guide to Long Term Piano Care

Now that you’re reading this post, chances are that you’ve recently bought a new piano, or are looking to buy one. Either way, there’s a long lifetime for you and your piano to love each other. Of course, the responsibility of taking all possible care of your piano rests with you since this incredible musical […]

Need a Piano Moved? You Might Want to Leave that to the Professionals

Pianos – they’re grand, they’re astonishingly beautiful, and they’re a mark of classiness and sophistication. But when you need to move your piano to your new address, you realize that pianos are delicate, sensitive to jerky movements, too neat and well-kept to be risked with a scratch or a crack, and just too costly to […]

10 Redesigned Pianos – Creativity in Sight and Sound

Piano give off a sense of stability, certainty and reliability. The most unpredictable aspect of this sometimes-imposing instrument is the wonderful sound it produces. But creativity can’t be contained, and creative minds are always finding new ways to surprise us. We look at a few pianos who’s appearances – not the sound the produce – […]

The Three Types Of Pianos Explained

Kinds of Pianos

Pianos can be broken down into three types of categories. Grand pianos, Upright pianos, and digital pianos. Each of these pianos have their own unique features that are designed for specific pianist’s needs and environments. Upright or Vertical Pianos Upright or vertical pianos are named after the position of the piano’s strings and soundboard. They stand […]

19 Creative Interior Designs That Include Piano

If your family is made up of music lovers, then musical items are a natural choice when deciding on your home’s interiors. You can go with music-themed decors or wall arts, but a more trending choice today is to make the instrument itself the décor. A lot of homes today have a grand piano as […]