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#2143290 - 09/03/13 07:26 AM THE Church Piano
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Most of the time, if the church has a grand, it is often a Yamaha. Often a C3. At least in this neck of the woods.

In the smaller churches, many that formerly had verticals are replacing those with digitals.

What would you say is the most ubiquitous church piano in your part of the world?
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#2143302 - 09/03/13 08:08 AM Re: THE Church Piano [Re: Jolly]
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Likely the Baldwin 243, but that is just a guess. My church had a Baldwin 243 for years and years, and it always sounded decent, though the key bushings were wearing a bit.

A sister church in the area has an older Story & Clark 45" studio that has a lot of wear too. My sister's church, where she is the director of music, has a 5' Kawai baby grand that sounds nice. Another local church has a 5' Young Chang that sounds surprisingly good, except for the weak bass. Another church I visit on occasion has a nice Yamaha P22 studio.

One of the largest churches in our area has a 9 foot Kawai in the main auditorium and 9 foot Yamaha in the choir room. I've had the pleasure of playing the Kawai in front of 2500 people... and I learned a valuable lesson about performing for a live audience "the art of recovery". smile

As you stated, most churches are going digital, for whatever reason.

I don't know that any one particular piano is ubiquitous in my area.

Churches can be rough on pianos, though.

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#2143308 - 09/03/13 08:18 AM Re: THE Church Piano [Re: Jolly]
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The two churches I know about have a Steinway and a Falcone, respectively; the Steinway lives in a church in Bala Cynwyd PA, and the Falcone in a church in Philadelphia itself. The Falcone is one of the ones handmade by Mr. Falcone when he owned and operated the Mason and Hamlin name and company. It is fabulous, and not surprisingly bears a strong resemblance to a Mason BB. Both churches are very music-oriented, and regularly host concerts by classical musicians. (They may host concerts by other kinds of musicians, too, but the classical ones are the ones I know about.) Both pianos are excellent and superbly maintained.

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#2143327 - 09/03/13 08:56 AM Re: THE Church Piano [Re: Jolly]
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The two churches I know about...one small church has a donated 5'10" Kawai of probably 1970's vintage; the other, a tiny church, bought a digital several years ago to replace an old upright with broken and missing ivories.
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#2143333 - 09/03/13 09:15 AM Re: THE Church Piano [Re: Jolly]
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Yamaha pianos are common in my area. My own church has a Yamaha in the choir room (about a 7' model) that occasionally is used in the main auditorium. But for most services we use a couple of digital keyboards along with a full band plus small orchestra.

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#2143346 - 09/03/13 09:39 AM Re: THE Church Piano [Re: Jolly]
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Originally Posted By: ChrisKeys
But for most services we use a couple of digital keyboards along with a full band plus small orchestra.

I think most churches are going this route; perhaps without the full orchestra, but with other instruments as accompaniment (drums, guitar, bass guitar, etc...)

In fact, a lot of churches are getting rid of their acoustic piano and replacing it with a nice digital instrument. I've purchased two pianos from churches who followed that sequence.

Music is a big part of the worship services at most churches.

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#2143446 - 09/03/13 01:37 PM Re: THE Church Piano [Re: Jolly]
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Originally Posted By: Jolly
Most of the time, if the church has a grand, it is often a Yamaha. Often a C3. At least in this neck of the woods.

In the smaller churches, many that formerly had verticals are replacing those with digitals.

What would you say is the most ubiquitous church piano in your part of the world?


Yamaha C7, C6. Steinway B, D. Kawai is also popular. Few have anything exotic.
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#2143506 - 09/03/13 03:52 PM Re: THE Church Piano [Re: Jolly]
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We pretty much run the spectrum here. There is a Baldwin SF10, a Baldwin L, a Mason & Hamlin BB, and Steinway B on the upside, and a number of smaller Kawai's and Yamaha's.
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#2143669 - 09/03/13 09:07 PM Re: THE Church Piano [Re: Jolly]
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Digital keyboards in a massive shell like a Slam Grand or something larger. Some churches want their singer to be able to stand on the lid.. yikes. I built one last year that had to be a full 65 inches wide at the keyboard to get the controller inside.

Since churches have temperature swings with no one in there most days they have huge tuning bills on their regular pianos, damage occurs to the nice finishes when attaching sound equipment. They want the formal look of a grand without the expense of tuning or repairs
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