Yamaha Piano’s top piano dealership specialising in upright pianos, baby grand pianos and grand pianos by Yamaha, Petrof and Venables & Son.
We’re proudly a genuine family business, technician owned and run since 1981. With a focus on new acoustic pianos, we are official Main Dealers for Yamaha Piano including CF Series (highest attainable standard), luxury European piano maker – Petrof, plus our bespoke specification piano series “Venables & Son”. Our pre-owned instruments often include Steinway and Bosendorfer Pianos.
With a broad range of upright, baby grand and mid-large grand pianos, perfectly-prepared at our Hampshire piano showrooms, Venables Pianos exceed the requirements of the pianist at every level. We are a highly experienced operation with outstanding technical skills and unparalleled experience in acoustic piano sales to educational, professional, domestic and commercial piano markets, locally, nationwide and for export.
Let us guide you through our carefully created piano collection: From beginner to World-class Artist, we have the right piano for you.
We’re honest, transparent and helpful
Unlike most other piano dealer websites, you will notice our honest and transparent approach to advice, and our showroom stock. Many websites appear to be manufacturer brochure content, with little insight to what the piano shop typically has on the floor for you to try or buy. The reality is, most dealers hold far less new Yamaha pianos for sale than the website implies. We hope that you find our content helpful and informative, and we promise that this will be extended further as you speak with us and ultimately visit us.
Our most popular pianos, regularly on display are:
New Yamaha Pianos
We are Yamaha Piano’s most experienced independent piano specialist in the UK holding multiple Yamaha Piano Top Dealer Awards and ranked as Yamaha’s Top Piano Dealer. We know Yamaha pianos better than other Yamaha piano shops. You can be sure to receive accurate Yamaha piano advice and information, the highest standard of Yamaha piano preparation and through our established after-care technician network, local service to your Yamaha piano – where ever you are in mainland UK.
Yamaha Pianos typically carried at our showrooms include: Yamaha Upright Pianos: Yamaha B1, Yamaha B3E, Yamaha P121, Yamaha U1, Yamaha U3S and Yamaha YUS5. Yamaha Grand Pianos: Yamaha GB1K, Yamaha GC1, Yamaha C2X, Yamaha C3X and Yamaha C6X. Additionally, our Yamaha Pianos for sale include Yamaha Silent Pianos and Yamaha Disklavier Pianos (self play pianos) – where we have great experience in these increasingly popular hybrid piano systems and always stock an example of each.
New Petrof Pianos
We became a main UK dealership for Petrof Pianos in 2013, following our encounter with the ‘new generation grands’ at the Frankfurt Music Fair. The build quality, standard of finish and, most importantly, performance standard of the current Petrof instruments was so impressing, we just had to include the luxury European piano brand Petrof in our piano house. Petrof Pianos exude a mellow bass, dark tenor and long-sustaining clear treble, regarded as the ‘Romantic’ tone.
Petrof Pianos typically carried at our showrooms include: Petrof P118, Petrof P125 and Petrof P131 upright pianos, and the Petrof Storm P194 grand.
New Venables & Son Pianos
Venables & Son is our own bespoke specification piano series, where we combine efficient production cost with highly-upgraded components and final setting up by us personally. The result is a unique range of pianos with a warm and lyrical tone quality, responsive touch and sensible price. A substantially superior option to a similarly priced, second hand, mid tier piano, and often preferred to many popular new pianos commanding a much higher price.
Venables & Son Pianos typically carried at our showrooms include: Venables Studio-120, Venables Custom-133 uprights and Venables Studio-152 baby grand, Venables Academy-168 and Academy-180 grands, plus the Venables Custom-200 chamber grand piano.
Second Hand Pianos
We are very particular when dealing in second hand pianos. We’d prefer to say we are out of stock than compromise on our standards. Used pianos for sale with us undergo a comprehensive quality and condition check, thorough servicing and are prepared to the same high standard as our new pianos.
Second Hand Yamaha Pianos for sale regularly include second-hand Yamaha U1 and used Yamaha U3 upright pianos, often as reconditioned Yamaha pianos. We are often fortunate to offer second-hand Yamaha pianos originally sold new by us now taken in part exchange. Frequently, we may see second-hand Yamaha C2, Yamaha C3 or larger Yamaha C6 grand pianos in excellent condition and of young age.
Steinway Pianos and Bosendorfer Pianos are equally regarded as the most luxurious and highest-tier grand pianos. The ultimate comparison is Bosendorfer vs Steinway – the top 2 pianos in wishlists, because of their exceptional quality, heritage and artist endorsement. The Bosendorfer Piano has a beautiful warm and clear tone, is an instrument hand-crafted with obsession and built unlike any other piano – where the entire piano is one resonating body. Bosendorfer Pianos are rare pianos built in Vienna.
The best of the 2 classic pianos is entirely a matter of personal preference, which is why this is such an interesting discussion. The legendary Steinway piano is more widely placed and therefore less rare, but is a famous concert and recording instrument. Steinway Pianos have a strong, projecting and colourful tone – very different to the more subtle and darker-voiced Bosendorfer.
Steinway builds its grand piano rims from full length mahogany and maple laminations, concentrating the tone in the piano’s soundboard. This focuses the sound energy for projection and power. The Bosendorfer utilises premium soundboard-grade spruce for the inner rim and outer rim. The inner rim is built like a wall with spruce blocks (as though bricks) and the outer rim has a grooved 10mm inner-sheet of solid quarter sawn spruce, that is shaped around the inner rim.
As interesting as the production differences are between Steinway and Bosendorfer Pianos, the principle interest is in the tonal characteristics and how each piano will suit a style of music, pianist’s taste and playing style, and of course the environment and role the piano will have. We specialise in Steinway and Bosendorfer pianos, but insist on good condition, so if you can’t see one for sale immediately, do get in touch as there may be your perfect piano waiting in the wings!
Elite Level Piano Preparation
We take great pride in the preparation of our pianos. Even for a beginning pianist, this has benefits. Achieving the most balanced tone and touch of a piano makes it better, more responsive and ultimately more inspiring to play. The result is better value for money too, as our already highly competitive prices can be enjoyed whilst receiving the best service and a better prepared example of the same piano! For the discerning, this service has even greater value as we shape to the tone and touch characteristics to suit the pianist’s taste, requirements and the acoustic space where the piano will reside.