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#2038438 - 02/24/13 01:20 PM Baby Grand Piano
frannie1 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/13
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I am looking at purchasing a baby grand for my home. I am restricted to one under 5'. Can anyone recommend a make and model. I have tried the Baldwin BH146. Anyone have experience with this piano? I will buy new or used. No preference. Thanks.

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#2038932 - 02/25/13 09:36 AM Re: Baby Grand Piano [Re: frannie1]
Cy Shuster, RPT Offline
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What's your budget? The Young Chang 4'11" is the nicest one in that range that I've seen. It's difficult to make a good grand that small. The Badwin is an entry-level piano by comparison. See www.pianobuyer.com.

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#2038937 - 02/25/13 10:04 AM Re: Baby Grand Piano [Re: frannie1]
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You may want to check out Hailun, they make a 4'11":
http://www.hailun-pianos.com/products/grand-pianos/piano/1/grand_model_hg_151.html

I have never played one but I've heard good things about this brand, so definitely worth checking into. Use their website to find a dealer near you.
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#2039261 - 02/25/13 08:01 PM Re: Baby Grand Piano [Re: frannie1]
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Thanks for the replies. Both suggestions get great reviews. I have a Young Chang dealer near me and will visit this week to try the Y150. There are no Hailun dealers nearby and it looks like it may be a bit out of my price range. Thanks again.

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#2039284 - 02/25/13 08:53 PM Re: Baby Grand Piano [Re: frannie1]
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Originally Posted By: frannie1
Thanks for the replies. Both suggestions get great reviews. I have a Young Chang dealer near me and will visit this week to try the Y150. There are no Hailun dealers nearby and it looks like it may be a bit out of my price range. Thanks again.


You never mentioned what your budget is. I think Hailun is quite affordable for a new piano.
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#2039376 - 02/26/13 12:20 AM Re: Baby Grand Piano [Re: frannie1]
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Don't buy before reading this interesting article :

http://www.pianobuyer.com/fall10/92.html

The article gives some interesting models to choose from for small grands - hopefully you will be able to find and test some of them at piano stores close to you. smile


Edited by Bosendorff (02/26/13 12:23 AM)

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#2039425 - 02/26/13 04:35 AM Re: Baby Grand Piano [Re: Bosendorff]
rocklandpiano Offline
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Registered: 01/26/13
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Yamaha Baby Grands are affordable pianos which can fit in small rooms and still you'll have extra space. For example, you can have the GB1 baby grand which is just 150 cm long, for only $ 11,000.

Sound - Well, a baby grand piano is still larger than upright pianos, with longer strings... Longer strings produce more overtones, and therefore they sound fuller and richer. Another important note is that longer strings in a piano vibrate more accurately than the shorter ones.

Touch - The responsive touch of grand pianos has a special technique - the double escapement technique, which allows the pianist to easily perform trills, fast passages and to express nuances which are difficult to play in regular upright pianos.

Only when you put a baby grand piano in a room or in an average salon can you appreciate the advantages of a grand piano. The baby grand can not be used as a concert piano since it is much smaller, producing sound that is non effective in concert halls.
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#2039496 - 02/26/13 09:25 AM Re: Baby Grand Piano [Re: rocklandpiano]
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I second the recommendation for an affordable Yamaha. The Yamaha G series is more affordable, but a Yamaha C3 would fit your size requirements and sound lovely.

Good luck!
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#2039623 - 02/26/13 01:11 PM Re: Baby Grand Piano [Re: pianoSD]
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The Yamaha C3, at 6'1", is not really not that small. It does sound way better than anything at 4'11". It also has far better dynamic range than the GB1K, but it's at least 3X the price as well.
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#2039693 - 02/26/13 03:26 PM Re: Baby Grand Piano [Re: 4evrBeginR]
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Originally Posted By: 4evrBeginR
The Yamaha C3, at 6'1", is not really not that small. It does sound way better than anything at 4'11". It also has far better dynamic range than the GB1K, but it's at least 3X the price as well.


Great catch! I misread frannie1's requirements of 5' for 6'. Thanks for keeping me honest!


Edited by pianoSD (02/26/13 03:27 PM)
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#2039890 - 02/26/13 09:56 PM Re: Baby Grand Piano [Re: frannie1]
frannie1 Offline
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Registered: 02/24/13
Posts: 3
Loc: Burlington, Ontario
Thanks to all for your great input. Looks like I have some work to do but will enjoy the process. Will let you know what I eventually purchase. Thanks again.

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