View Full Version : Acoustic piano advice

02-03-2003, 06:08 PM
I\'m looking to buy a new acoustic upright. I want the best available - any recommendations people? I honestly don\'t know where to start. Yamaha U5?

02-09-2003, 06:36 AM

for what purpose (other than playing images/icons/grin.gif ) do you intend to use it? What sound do you like (hard, soft, big etc.)?
How big (in measurements) can you have?

02-10-2003, 08:37 PM
If oyou can find a newer Steinway upright, all the ones I\'ve played sounded greast (if well maintained...)

Others include Yamaha, I\'ve playd a nice-sounding Kawai, perhaps Boston (Steinway) or Baldwin/ Acrosonic...

Mainly use your ears and thwen bring in a decent piano tech for a professional opinion about the condition and value (watch out, though, some of them are VERY opinionated, and the true answer may be colored by this.


02-11-2003, 06:09 PM
My favourite pianists include Keith Jarrett, Michel Petrucciani, David Newton & David Benoit. The quality I\'m looking for is bright but rich with a bell-like ringing tone. I believe that the Steinway Model B or Yamaha C6 pianos have this kind of tone, but I\'m restricted to an upraight due to space. I can however, accomodate the largest upright quite easily. I\'m a jazz pianist that enjoys audiophile quality (not found in most jazz recordings) and studied to Grade 8 ASBRSM. My chops \'aint what they used to be due to the fact that I\'ve been playing a digital for the last 10 years. I\'m staring to play live again and I\'ve found that I\'ve lost all the strength and speed from my fingers! images/icons/frown.gif