Pianos Rated

 

Piano Rating Guide

Best ******
Excellent *****
Very Good ****
Good ***
Fair **
Poor *

GRAND PIANOS

GROUP #1

Highest quality instruments. Pianos of utmost quality, built to the highest standards in the industry. Many of these piano manufacturers have a very limited production, and are hand crafted by Artisans. Truly the best of the best.

Price Ranges $30,000- $183,200.

Bechstein ******
Fazioli ******
Sauter ******
Seiler (ES, SE) ******
Bosendorfer ******
Bluthner ******
Schulze Pollmann ******
Steinway & Sons ******
Charles R. Walter *****1/2
Grotrian *****1/2
Mason & Hamlin *****1/2

Group #2

High performance pianos. Pianos built to a higher standard than pianos in the lower categories. These pianos are more durable and built for institutional, professional and artistic uses. Most pianos in this category are European and American made.
Price Ranges $18,900- $70,000.

Seiler (ED) *****
Schimmel *****
Haessler *****
Yamaha (S Series Only) *****
Baldwin *****
Knabe *****
Kawai Shigeru ****
W. Hoffmann ****

Group #3

Upper Quality Consumer-Grade pianos. These instruments are mostly mass-produced and are more economical than those in the above mentioned categories.

Price Ranges $12,000-39,000

Yamaha (CX Series) ****
Hallet,Davis & Co (Boston) ****
J. Strauss & Son ****
Boston****
Kawai: GX ****
Falcone ***1/2
Taylor ***1/2
Hailun ***1/2

 

Group #4

Consumer grade pianos. These pianos are designed in favor of being more economical and have less weight on high performance features.

Price Ranges $10,000-20,000.

Yamaha GA1 ***
Young Chang/Weber (Chinese) **1/2
Samick **1/2
Yamaha GP1, GH1, GC1 **1/2
Kawai GM-10 , GE-20**
Strauss *
Krakauer *
J. Becker *

VERTICAL PIANOS


GROUP #1

Highest quality instruments. Pianos of utmost quality, built to the highest standards in the industry. Many of these piano manufacturers have a very limited production, and are hand crafted by Artisans. Truly the best of the best.

Price Ranges: $15,000-and up !!!

C. Bechstein ******
Sauter ******
Seiler (ES, SE) ******
Bosendorfer ******
Bluthner ******
Schulze Pollmann ******
Steinway & Sons ******
Charles Walter *****
Mason & Hamlin *****1/2
W. Hoffmann *****1/2
Grotrian *****1/2

Group #2

High performance pianos. Pianos built to a higher standard than pianos in the lower categories. These pianos are more durable and built for institutional, professional and artistic uses. Most pianos in this category are European and American made.
Price Ranges: $7,500- $30,000.

Seiler (ED) *****
Schimmel *****
Haessler *****
Sauter *****
Baldwin *****
Knabe *****
Astin-Weight ****1/2

Group #3

Upper Quality Consumer-Grade pianos. These instruments are mostly mass-produced and are more economical than those in the above mentioned categories.

Price Ranges $3,500-12,000.

Boston (Japanese) ****
Hallet, Davis & Co Boston ****
J. Strauss & Son ****
Yamaha (Japanese) ***1/2
Falcone ***1/2
Taylor ***1/2
Kawai (K5 , K6 , K8)<) ***1/2

Group #4

Consumer grade pianos. These pianos are designed in favor of being more economical and have less weight on high performance features.

Price Ranges $2,400-7,000.

Young Chang/ Weber***
Hailun***
Kawai (K2, K3, UST) ***
Samick **1/2
Yamaha P, T and M series **1/2
Kawai (k15, 500, 600, 900) Strauss *
J. Becker *

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