Upright Pianos

Upright pianos offer excellent sound quality in an attractive yet conveniently compact shape, making them the go-to choice for professional musicians and amateur players alike.

Think an upright piano could be right for you? Well here at Richard Lawson Pianos, you’ll find a fantastic collection to choose from. With an impressive selection of upright pianos from world-renowned manufacturers including Yamaha and Kawai, the luxury of concert quality instruments can be available in the comfort of your own home. Take a look at what we have to offer and find your new upright piano today. 

What is an upright piano?

Designed specifically to save on space, an upright piano takes up far less room than a traditional grand piano. It achieves this by having the strings and soundboard running vertically as opposed to being horizontal. 

Why choose an upright piano?

Are you short on space? Are finances a little tight? Then an upright piano could offer the perfect solution.

If you’re looking for exceptional quality sound on a smaller budget, or you would love to own a piano but struggle for space, then an upright is ideal. Perfect for homes, schools, village halls, anywhere in fact, as thanks to their neat vertical design they can fit snuggly against a wall or be slotted easily into any available space.

Buy your upright piano from Richard Lawson Pianos today

Here at Richard Lawson Pianos, we pride ourselves on offering something for everyone and are delighted to offer a great selection of quality new and pre-owned upright pianos.

View the range below, or if you’d like further advice and guidance on choosing the right model for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly, experienced team are always happy to offer advice and guidance on the models we have available. And don’t forget – all our products are competitively priced, come with a 30-day trial period and are backed by a 5-year guarantee.

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In reality, any quality piano can be played and enjoyed at any level – whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro.

That said, if you’re new to piano playing, it can be worth sticking to the lower end of the market. As a beginner you’re unlikely to need, or fully appreciate, the musicality of a grand piano…but you’ll still be paying for it.

Worth too, considering the benefits of digital pianos – these are great for learners and can even hook up to teaching apps. Silent pianos are also a popular option, allowing you to plug in headphones and reserve the sound of endless practicing for your own ears.

We firmly believe there’s a perfect piano for everyone, and we’re here to help you find yours. Our knowledgeable team can help you to find the ideal instrument based on your playing needs, desires – and budget. Talk to us today.

Here at Richard Lawson Pianos, we stock only the most reputable and reliable piano brands – Yamaha, Kawai, Steinway, Bösendorfer, Petrof, the list goes on.

Each manufacturer brings their own individual qualities and nuances to their instruments, but you can be confident that every piano brand we stock is renowned for exquisite craftsmanship, attention to detail and beautiful sound.

For help finding the right piano for your playing style and needs, why not talk to the team or make an appointment to pop into our showroom and try out the different makes and models for yourself.

With the right care and maintenance, there’s no reason a quality piano can’t last a lifetime.

As a general rule, it’s expected that mass-produced pianos will perform at their best for around 30 years. With handcrafted models, this increases to at least 50 years. However, with professional tuning and regular servicing, this can extend to over 100 years – meaning there’s no reason you can’t pass your cherished instrument down through the generations.

Keen to get the best out of your piano and make sure it lasts? Then visit our tuning page or get in touch with the team to find out more about the professional tuning and technical expertise we have on offer.

The answer to this question is entirely personal, and we’d be inclined to sit on the fence – we love both!

Yes, a brand-new piano will be in pristine condition and offer all the latest features and musical advances – but it will have a price tag to match.

In comparison, an older piano – provided it has received proper care and maintenance – can more than equal the sound quality, but at a fraction of the price. Yes, with age the framework may start to look a little worn, but this will be reflected in the cost. A pre-owned piano can typically save you around 50% on the equivalent new version.

Whether you’re tempted by a shiny new model or charmed by the history of an old piano, both can offer a lifetime of musical enjoyment. And here at Richard Lawson Pianos, we’re so confident in the restoration quality of our pre-owned pianos for sale, that we offer the same great 30-day trial period and 5-year guarantee on all our instruments.

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