Author Archives: Will Venables

Upright Pianos – buying an upright piano

Here are some valuable facts about upright pianos that will help you understand their merits and compromises as well as essential upright piano buying advice. How much do upright pianos cost? We specialise in affordable high quality upright pianos – assuring you of a pleasing tone, responsive touch and high standard of finish, at a […]

Grand Pianos – buying a grand piano

Here are some valuable facts about grand pianos that will help you understand their merits and compromises as well as essential grand piano buying advice. How much do grand pianos cost? We specialise in affordable high quality grand pianos – assuring you of a pleasing tone, responsive touch and high standard of finish, at a […]

Why modern pianos are best

An old piano is not only inferior to a new instrument due to its wear and tear over the years, but lacks so much innovative design and precision manufacturing. Central Heating Wear and tear aside, to focus on the difference in design, older pianos were typically built with animal and water-based glues, which do not […]

Key factors to consider when buying a piano

A pile of price lists, brochures, conflicting reviews and advice from someone who bought their piano 10 years ago, just doesn’t help in finding today’s best piano for you. Some advice you may receive could be based on a one-off experience with only one piano from a manufacturer’s entire range, and it may not necessarily […]

The piano industry

An industry more active than you may have expected.. We move with this ever changing industry to select a range of pianos from today’s manufacturers, innovative in design and quality, for today’s market. Some manufacturers earned their prestige status over 100 years ago in their prime time by producing top quality instruments. Today, such a […]

Early Yamaha U1 – U3 vs New Yamaha models

Yamaha U1 and U3 designs pre-2002 are inferior to current models… despite the misleading and inaccurate web-articles, forum posts and piano shop spiel. It may still be called the Yamaha U1 or the U3, but apart from the model name, the design of the piano back, frame, scaling and action components used in the current […]

Upright Pianos – buying an upright piano

Here are some valuable facts about upright pianos that will help you understand their merits and compromises as well as essential upright piano buying advice. How much do upright pianos cost? We specialise in affordable high quality upright pianos – assuring you of a pleasing tone, responsive touch and high standard of finish, at a […]

Artur Pizarro recital and masterclass at Venables Pianos

On Saturday 16th March, the state-of-the-art new Premium Grand Piano Showroom at Chris Venables Pianos in Ringwood was transformed into an intimate and exclusive concert venue where Artur Pizarro educated, performed and entertained a select audience, comprising pianists and those appreciative of classical piano. Artur Pizarro performed courtesy of Yamaha who chose Chris Venables Pianos […]