Which piano makers make good acoustic pianos?
Every piano lover would love a Steinway or Bosendorfer, but not everyone gets that expensive privilege!
Most piano reviews are written by technicians. The authority on this is an excellent book named The Piano Book by Larry Fine. Here, I've written some piano reviews from a pianist's and teacher's point of view in line with the book.
Pianos may be divided into 3 categories:
Pianos in this category are finely crafted and highly prized. Both Steinway & Sons and Bosendorfer are the choice of international artistes and top conservatories. Demand in this category is usually for grand pianos that cost more than S$100,000. Uprights cost at least S$40,000. These rough estimates are in Singapore dollars.
Steinway & Sons (Hamburg Germany)
Bosendorfer (Vienna Austria)
Pianos in this range are of high quality and reliability. They offer value-for-money. Though these makers mass-produce, they pay good attention to detail. Prices range from about S$6,000 to S$15,000 for uprights and S$15,000 upwards for grands.
Bohemia (Czech Republic)
Piano manufacturers in this category are more diverse. Pianos in this category require a smaller investment compared to those in the mid-range. Prices range from about S$3,000 to S$7,000 for an upright and S$10,000 to S$12,000 for a grand.
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