A grand piano is a piano with its strings in a horizontal position. Grand pianos are measured from the front of the keys to the back edge of the piano lid. Grand pianos are built in progressive sizes from 4’6″ to over 9″. A grand piano is the preference of concert artist for several reasons, but mostly for the touch & sound. Because the hammers are lying down and strike the strings on a vertical plane, gravity rather than moving parts & springs allow the hammers to return to their original position. Therefore, the action of a grand piano repeats faster than the action of a vertical piano.
Baby Grand Pianos
This is the most popular size of grand piano in homes today. The shiny black finish is the most popular.
Space can be the main factor in choosing the size of piano for your home. The width of almost all grand pianos is 5 feet. The length of the piano is measured from the front of the keyboard to the furthest point of the back (including lid). Remember to include 3 feet of space for the bench.
Concert Grand Pianos
This size piano is used in most concert halls. A large room is needed for a concert grand piano because of the large size & volume of sound. Grand pianos are available in many cabinet styles & colors from the traditional black to the elegant French leg mahogany finish. Choose the one that best fits your decor. Fort Bend Music Center sells new Story & Clark pianos. These pianos have a rich heritage dating back to 1857. We also sell pre-owned pianos from many different manufactures like Yamaha and Bösendorfer. Before Fort Bend Music Center sells any piano it must pass our extensive inspection by our factory-trained technicians to be assured the piano is in top-notch condition. You can feel confident in your purchase from Fort Bend Music Center knowing that every piano we sell is backed by a warranty. We also offer a service contract you can purchase on any piano we sell. Fort Bend Music Center also sells Vertical pianos and we can also install QRS Player units that will bring your piano to life. Take a look at our current available inventory and feel free to contact our sales department for in depth information on any piano.