You could ask anyone from a beginner to a professional as to which pianos produce the best sound, and they would have no debate on the answer. Grand pianos have the best sound performance, when compared to any of the other alternatives in the market. They are called ‘Grand’ because of their superior range of tone, touch and power to smaller upright pianos.
The essence of the sound that is produced by a piano lies in the length of its strings and the size of its soundboard which is essentially the pianos amplifier. Grand pianos are produced in various lengths and can be classed in four broad categories.
1.) Baby Grands
Designed for more intimate spaces and homes, a baby grand is generally between 150cm and 175cm in length. These instruments will suit the customer wanting the aesthetic of a grand piano without it taking up too much space. The shortest baby grands actually have strings smaller than a tall upright meaning they are not the preferred option of a more demanding artist.
2.) ‘Studio’ Grands
Studio grands are instruments ranging between 175cm and 195cm in length.