The Best Pianos to Buy in 2020

Publish Date: 17 January 2019
black Yamaha GB grand piano

Buying a new piano can be daunting especially if you’re still a musical novice. Sifting through all the different options on the market can be both time-consuming and frustrating. Not to mention that you likely don’t even know what qualities to look for in the first place.

A little preparation goes a long way to ensure you end up with the right piano. As pianos tend to be more permanent household fixtures, you’ll also want an instrument that complements your home’s décor.

Here we’ve put together a buyer’s guide to help in your search for the best pianos to buy in 2019.

Bentley Upright Piano 112

The Bentley 112 is a modern piano made by Pearl River, a company well known for delivering exceptional sound quality with its precision engineering. Its upright design makes it ideally suited for households with limited space. This particular model also features a larger soundboard, producing an enhanced tone and a more dynamic range compared to other alternatives.

The Bentley 112 upright piano starts from £2,800. This piano is also available for hire from £60.00 per month.

Yamaha B1 Upright Piano

The Yamaha B1 upright piano is built to remarkable precision using quality materials. All B-series pianos are crafted in a purpose-built workshop to the narrowest of tolerances. The result is a rich and harmonious sound that is uniquely Yamaha. The obsession with detail isn’t just on the inside, as the B1 is also built to resist the effects of temperature and humidity. What you get is a structurally sound piano that you can expect to last for decades to come.

The Yamaha B1 upright piano starts at £4,900 and is available for hire at £120.00 per month.

Yamaha GB1 Grand Piano

The Yamaha GB1 grand piano is an elegant piano that delivers superb sound quality on par to larger grand pianos but at a fraction of the price. The piano comes finished in a classic polished ebony and features a more compact design, making it perfect for smaller spaces. Other features include a solid spruce soundboard and ribs for a full, resonant tone.

The Yamaha GB1 grand piano starts at £8,550.

Restored AUGUST FÖRSTER Upright Piano

Established in 1859, AUGUST FÖRSTER is a leading piano manufacturer in Germany that continues to handcraft its pianos today. The company also does complete restorations of its older pianos. The process involves replacing individual components while maintaining the integrity of the original instrument. Exceptional craftsmanship combined with extraordinary sound quality make AUGUST FÖRSTER one of the best pianos you can buy in 2019.

A completely restored AUGUST FÖRSTER upright piano (circa 1890) in quartered walnut starts at £10,000.

C. Bechstein Model A

The C. Bechstein Model A is a stunning grand piano in a Sheraton style mahogany case that plays exceptionally well. All C. Bechstein pianos are crafted in Europe using carefully selected materials to deliver a high level of depth and precision that more advanced musicians are sure to appreciate.

The C. Bechstein Model A starts at £12,000.

If you’re interested in purchasing or hiring any of the pianos on this list, contact Markson Pianos today on 020 7935 8682.