Range of upright pianos

Pianometropool supplies the largest range of digital upright pianos and grand pianos. Regardless of whether you are looking for a digital upright piano for a beginner or want to buy an exclusive acoustic grand piano. At Pianometropool you will always find what you are looking for.

You buy all upright pianos and grand pianos with a best price guarantee! Can’t find the piano you are looking for? Please contact us and we will help you further.

Largest selection of pianos

Few instruments are as captivating as the piano. Whether you like classical or modern music, pianos have become indispensable. In addition to the traditional German and American brands, Japanese and other Asian companies are also increasingly gaining ground. The Yamaha pianos – both acoustic and digital – are very popular. If only because of the high quality for an interesting price.

Pianometropool BV has been your supplier of the best piano brands for many years. We have a large showroom where you can view and try out a wide range of used and new pianos. We supply acoustic and digital pianos. But also silent and self-playing pianos.

On our website you will find the current range of used and new pianos that are ready to play in our showroom. And a lot of useful information about buying a piano.

Digital pianos

View our range of digital pianos from all top brands such as Roland, Yamaha, Orla, Physis and Blüthner.

Acoustic pianos

View our range of acoustic pianos from all top brands such as Yamaha, Irmler, Blüthner, Schiedmayer, and many others.

Used pianos

View our range of used pianos from all top brands such as Yamaha, Schimmel, Ibach, Bechstein, and many others.

Self-playing pianos

View our range of self-playing pianos. Brands like Yamaha, Pianodisc and QRS.

Silent piano's

View our range of silent pianos. Acoustic pianos with headphones.

Pianos with best price guarantee

Delivery with own delivery service

Your piano will be delivered by our own delivery service. Digital pianos from € 1,000 are delivered free of charge.

Buy a piano with the best price guarantee

Buying pianos with the best price guarantee. Always expert advice when purchasing a (digital) piano.

Pay your piano in installments without interest

Buy a piano and pay in installments without interest or fees. Ask for the possibilities.

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The history of the piano

The history of the piano started in Italy, at the beginning of the 18th century. The Florentine instrument maker Bartolomea Cristofori invented the hammer mechanism and named his new instrument Gravicembalo col Piano e Forte, which means “harpsichord with soft and hard”. Soon this name was shortened and the piano was a fact. Strikingly enough, Italy initially showed little interest in the piano. This only changed around 1780.

English and Viennese piano mechanisms

In Germany, Austria and England, however, there was immediately a lot of interest in the piano and the instrument was further developed. The stoss mechanism was invented in England, in which the hammer is mounted on a separate hammer frame. In the German-speaking countries the so-called “prell-mechanism”, which is also called German or Viennese mechanics, arose. Because the hammer is mounted here on the end of the fingerboard, this action is much lighter than the English one.

The choice for one of the two mechanisms was very personal, but can often be heard in the compositions. For example, Beethoven liked the heavier and slower English mechanism with its full sound, while Mozart preferred the light-footed Viennese mechanism. But after Erard invented the rehearsal mechanism in 1823, it quickly became the standard for all pianos.

The discovery of Steinway and other piano developments

As the number of strings in the piano continued to increase, the limits of the wooden frame were reached. A very important next step in the development of the piano was the cast iron frame, which was developed by the American piano builder Steinway & Sons. This could withstand much more stress and is used to this day.

Another significant improvement was the cross placement of the strings. Because the attachment of the strings to the soundboard is optimal, cross-string pianos have a fuller sound. The bass strings are also longer, which improves the sound.

Furthermore, the lower damper mechanism was invented, another important step in the development of the piano. Not only does this variant dampen much better than the upper damper mechanism, it also rehearses faster, giving the piano an even more dynamic character.

Yamaha piano: acoustic and digital

Over the centuries, the piano was further developed and refined until the instrument had acquired its current form over the course of the last century. A new development was the electric piano, which conquered the (pop) stages in the 1960s and 1970s.

This electric piano was followed by the digital piano, in which the sound is usually worked with samples from expensive pianos and grand pianos from the best brands. The digital piano makes it possible to conjure the sound of a concert grand piano from a portable instrument. The digital Yamaha piano is perhaps the most famous, but Roland and Galanti (Physis) also manufacture digital pianos.

We would like to inform you which piano is best suited for you.

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