What is the difference between a “grand” and a “baby grand”?

In the old days, grand pianos of different sizes had cute, romantic names such as “baby grand” or “parlour grand.” These days, piano professionals usually speak of grand pianos simply by their exact size in feet and inches or in centimeters. The term “baby grand” is rarely used. If any names are used at all, they are likely to be “small grand” for instruments up to about 5½ feet, medium grand for those 5½ to 7½ feet, and concert grand for those over 7½ feet long. (These names and sizes are not set in stone; slight variations on them are common.) See this article in “Piano-Buying Basics” for more information about piano types and sizes.

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