A Map of the Market for New Pianos

Performance-Grade PianosConsumer-Grade Pianos
1
Highest Quality
Performance Pianos


Verticals:
$17,000-$42,000

Grands 5' to 7':
$52,000-$97,000

Blüthner
Bösendorfer
C. Bechstein
Fazioli
Steingraeber & Söhne
Steinway & Sons (Hamburg)
4
Upper
Level


Verticals:
$3,700-$13,000

Grands
5' to 7':
$12,000-$36,000
ChineseSamickYoung ChangYamaha/Kawai
J.P. Pramberger
  Platinum
Wm. Knabe
Albert Weber
Young Chang
  Platinum
Boston (Japan)
Kawai RX grands
Kawai verticals
  (Japan)
Yamaha C grands
Yamaha verticals
  (Japan)
Brodmann
  grands (PE)
Perzina verticals
Kawai GE grands
Kawai verticals
  (Indonesia)
Yamaha GC
  grands
Yamaha verticals
  (China)
2
High Quality
Performance Pianos


Verticals:
$13,000-$27,000

Grands 5' to 7':
$32,000-$78,000

August Förster
Bechstein (Academy)
Estonia
Feurich
Grotrian
Haessler
Mason & Hamlin
Sauter
Schimmel (Konzert)
Seiler
Shigeru Kawai
Steinway & Sons (New York)
5
Mid-
Range


Verticals:
$3,300-$8,500

Grands
5' to 7':
$7,500-$30,000
Brodmann
  verticals (PE)
Hailun
May Berlin
Palatino
Ritmüller
  (new models)
Wendl & Lung
Kohler &
  Campbell
  Millennium
Pramberger
  Signature
Sohmer & Co.
  grands
Story & Clark
  Signature
Essex (Steinway/
  Y.C. Korea)
Weber Sovereign
Young Chang
  Professional
  Artist
Kawai GM grands
Yamaha GB
  grands
Carl Ebel
Gerh. Steinberg
Heintzman
Perzina grands
Cable-Nelson
  (Yamaha)
Essex
  (Steinway/
  Pearl River)
Everett grands
Hallet, Davis &
  Co. grands
Essex
  (Steinway/
  Y.C. China)
 
3
Good Quality
Performance Pianos


Verticals:
$8,000-$20,000

Grands 5' to 7':
$25,000-$58,000

Bohemia
Charles R. Walter
Kemble
Petrof
Schimmel (Classic)
Schulze Pollmann
W. Hoffmann (Tradition)
Wilh. Steinberg (IQ)
Vogel
6
Entry
Level


Verticals:
$2,800-$6,000

Grands
5' to 7':
$7,000-$15,000
Cristofori
Henry F. Miller
Pearl River
Ritmüller
  (old models)
Kohler &
  Campbell
  New Yorker
Pramberger
  Legacy
Samick
Story & Clark
  Heritage
Weber Legend
Young Chang
  Traditional/Gold
Everett verticals
Falcone
Geo. Steck
Gulbransen
Hallet, Davis &
  Co. verticals
Hardman,
  Peck & Co.
Hobart M. Cable
Suzuki
Wyman

 

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