When you are planning to buy a grand piano, you are about to make a large investment. Still, it's an investment worth the money. When buying a grand piano, it is important that you make sure that the grand piano fits in well with your playing style and wishes. However, finding the perfect grand is not an easy task. There are so many different brands, prices, tastes and sounds. We at Bol Pianos will gladly help you with this. Take a look at our extensive range online or visit one of our stores in your area.
What is a grand piano?
A grand piano, is a stringed instrument where the strings are stretched horizontally. The hammers touch the strings from below. With a piano these strings are stretched vertically and the hammers touch the strings from the side. The strings of a grand piano are longer and thinner than the strings of a piano, creating a fuller sound. In general, the longer the grand piano, the better the sound. As the length increases, so does the volume. A grand piano is seen as the professional version of the piano.
Grand vs. Piano
There are similarities as well as differences between grand pianos and pianos. The first difference that stands out is the visual difference. Pianos usually have a height of between 1 and 1.3 metres, while grand pianos usually have a length of between 1.5 and 3.1 metres.
Another big difference is that the case of a grand piano can be opened. In this way, the sound comes into its own and does not reflect against a wall. This provides a better acoustic experience. The cabinet of a piano is closed, which prevents the sound from moving freely. In addition, a grand piano causes a lot less disturbance, because the vibrations are absorbed by the floor or wall.
Buying a grand piano: What shouldyou pay attention to?
Of course, our experts and advisors will always provide you with the best advice, but your own preferences come first! What is the best thing to look out for? It is important that the sound of this instrument appeals to you and that the piano is pleasant to play. In addition, the design of the grand piano is also an important aspect. It's a good thing if the design of the grand piano fits in with the interior and style of your home, but also physically fits in the room.
Buying a grand piano at Bol pianos
Bol Pianos has a wide range of grands. Our advisors can tell you everything about the possibilities to determine together with you which type of grand piano best suits your wishes.
Bol Pianos has a wide range of pianos and grand pianos from various top brands including Yamaha, C. Bechstein, Steingraeber & Söhne, Bösendorfer, W. Hoffmann and Perzina. In addition, we offer both new and second-hand grand pianos. Are you looking for a specific model or brand? Feel free to contact us, who knows, we might have it! Take a look at our assortment online or visit one of our showrooms in your area. Do you have any questions? Feel free to contact us!