When customers come into my store, I make it a point to let them know how passionate I am about pianos. Back in the days when I was a teenager, I grew up playing a Baldwin upright. It was one of the best musical instruments that I have ever had the pleasure of playing. I told my parents to purchase an upright because I had found out at the time that a number of prominent public figures have played it, such as Stravinsky, Copland, and Truman. My parents and I took very good care of the upright and when my wife and I had our first son, I had decided that it was time to pass it down to him.
Baldwin Upright Pianos are Well-Known
The Baldwin upright is a well-known musical instrument because it can last more than a lifetime. Of course, there are many other reasons such as the tonal quality, the touch response, price and the variety of models. The company has manufactured an abundance of good quality pianos and even produced them in a number of countries. People from all over the world know the brand very well and have taken a liking to it. I think it is safe to say that it is one of the most utilized and recognizable brands in the world.
Features to Look for in Baldwin Upright Pianos
When you decide to look for a upright piano, it is important to ensure all the features are checked. Baldwin upright pianos are typically sturdy and they produce flawless sounds. I advise that you play one when you are shopping for a unit, because playing it on your own allows you to determine if the sound is up to the standard you are expecting.
The blending of various materials used to produce them is also a feature that numerous people love about Baldwin upright pianos. The casing is a noticeable feature and each casing is made from cherry, mahogany, or oak, whereby the keys are made of seasoned Sitka spruce. Seasoned Sitka spruce is known for emitting clear and long lasting sounds. It is no wonder it is frequently used to produce top quality piano keys.
Upright pianos come in a variety of vertical sizes, thus it will not be difficult to find one that meets your individual artistic needs and your preferred home décor. Larger upright pianos tend to produce a deeper and more robust tonal quality. It is safe to say that they have the best acoustic quality. Due to this, a majority of pianists, dealers and piano students often compare them to baby grand pianos. A trick I found out from a long time friend is that if you want to enhance the sound even more, all you need to do is raise the lid. By raising the lid, it allows the sound and tone to bounce off from one wall to the next.
What to Consider when Purchasing an Upright
It is important to consider a few essential things before you decide to buy a Baldwin upright. Even though it is not the main concern, you need to make sure that there is enough space in your house to place the upright piano. If style is the most important factor, then you need to shop around as much as you can in order to find one that suits your taste and ideal home furnishings. It is sensible to put aside a budget for the upright unit, so that you do not trail off and buy one that may cost you money that you cannot really afford.
Which are your favorite Baldwin upright pianos?