When it comes to buying a piano, most people will ask what the best option available to them is and they will ask for the best recommendations too. In return, I will ask about their personal preferences and musical needs. A number of people love the Baby Grand Piano, mostly because of its size. It is ideal for those who have limited space but crave for a beautiful, resonant piano. Here are several valuable facts about baby grand pianos that can help you understand their compromises and benefits better.
The Size of Baby Grand Pianos
Baby grand pianos are between 4’6” and 5’8” in length, and about 5’ in width. The end that is opposite from the keyboard and has only one leg, which is widely known as the tail, is around 3 feet wide.
The Cost of Baby Grand Pianos
This type of piano can cost anything from $8,000 to $20,000. You will find dealers who provide baby grands at a lower price, but they are typically used baby grand pianos. Most dealers offer a 5-year guarantee for all the baby grands that they supply.
Why Baby Grand Pianos are Very Popular
A Baby Grand Piano is very popular due to its unique appearance. A large number of people purchase it as a type of furniture, as it is visually more inviting to play than any upright pianos. Baby grand pianos are very different from upright pianos; though not necessarily better in all aspects. However, this piano does offer players a better touch response and efficiency compared to most uprights in a similar price range.
Does a Baby Grand’s Biggest Enhancement lie in its Size?
Not many people know that two dissimilar 5’ baby grand pianos may sound completely different from one another. It all depends on the profile of its tail. A wide tail is able to accommodate longer bass strings, which provides a bigger soundboard area. In addition, it allows a better receptive position for the bridge. To be honest, I do not recommend purchasing a Baby Grand Piano that is less than 5 feet in length, because the bass tone can be poorly defined. I believe that an affordable, first class quality baby grand that is the longest and the widest is the best choice. It offers a much better bass quality and a sonorous sound.
If you are considering acquiring a baby grand, I recommend that you buy it from a reputable piano dealer. If you choose to purchase a secondhand unit from a private seller, it is advisable that you bring a Registered Piano Technician with you, so that he can assess the baby grand. As with any huge purchases, it is best to buy from reputable companies.
Take the time to conduct as much research as you can about baby grand pianos. Since baby grands are somewhat pricier, you should make sure that it is the right type of piano to buy. Talk to people you know who own pianos and ask for their opinions. Alternatively, you can visit my store and play a few baby grand pianos that my store has to offer.
A piano is a lifetime possession, thus it is important that you think thoroughly before you make the purchase. Do not make a hasty decision when it comes to buying one, because the last thing that you want is to spend a large amount of money on a musical instrument that you are not very happy with.
Would you prepared to spend more than $10,000 on a Baby Grand Piano?