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Venables & Son Academy-168

Venables & Son Academy-168

New Venables & Son Academy-168 Grand Piano

High specification grand piano with a sweet tone throughout. Ideal for homes, vocal accompaniment or intimate recitals. Light and fast action combined with a delicate voice, makes the Venables & Son Academy series grand pianos stand out from the rest.

Featuring luxurious component specification sourced from Europe, including custom profile Abel hammers and Roslau piano wire from Germany, British Hainsworth keyboard cloth and felt, with a premium solid quarter sawn spruce ‘Kölbl Austrian tonewood’ soundboard.


Venables & Son Academy-168 piano review

Our Venables & Son Academy-168 Grand Piano features polished birdseye maple inner rim, custom profile Abel hammers (walnut mouldings, underfelted, AA-Wurzen felt), Roslau piano wire, British Hainsworth keyboard cloth and felt, real wood sharps (keytops), premium solid quarter sawn spruce ‘Kölbl Austrian tonewood’ soundboard, full duplex scaling and tone collectors.

These are high specification instruments with a warm, lyrical voice. The bass is warm and fundamental, tenor is dark and rounded, and the treble sings with a delicate bell-like clarity. Venables & Son pianos share these characteristics, ideally suited to those wanting a piano for a more intimate environment, chamber-work or vocal accompaniment.

The World’s finest German ‘Abel’ solid Walnut, underfelted, pear-shaped hammers feature the very best ‘AA Wurzen’ felt.

The European-beech capped vertically laminated (maple) bridge is engineered to provide the most efficient and consistent conduction of string resonance to the soundboard, whilst achieving a rounded, sonorous tone.

Venables & Son Academy-168 Specifications

  • Elegant Contrasting Polished Bird-Eye Maple finished Inner Rim
  • Bevelled Edge on Top Lid
  • Elegant Tapered Legs with Spade Feet and Premium Solid Brass Castors
  • Fully Adjustable Music Desk
  • Attractive solid brass pedal surround
  • Soft Close Fallboard (keyboard lid)
  • Wide-tail design (maximises string length and soundboard area for a fuller bass register)
  • Full Duplex Scaling
  • Tapered Premium ‘Kölbl Austrian tonewood’ Solid Spruce Soundboard
  • Premium ‘Helmut Abel’ solid walnut, underfelted, pear-shaped hammers with AA Wurzen felt
  • Solid European-beech capped, vertically-laminated (maple) bridge
  • British Hainsworth Keyboard Felt and Cloth
  • Highly responsive traditional-designed action (no plastic parts)
  • Precisely Balanced, Medium-Weighted Solid Spruce Keys
  • Solid beech key inserts at balance point, improves feel and extends key durability
  • Quality Assured: Global Standard ISO9001:2000 Certification
  • Intelligent Scaling with Precision CNC Milled and Drilled Wet Sand Cast Iron Frame

Venables & Son Academy-168 Dimensions

Height 102cm | Width 151cm | Length 168cm (5’6″)

Buy the Venables & Son Academy-168 at Venables Pianos and receive, free of charge:

  • Lowest Venables & Son Academy-168 Price Promise Venables Pianos provide a Lowest Price Promise to assure you of our best Venables & Son Academy-168 price and effort to match or beat another like-for-like offer (terms apply)
  • FREE Elite Piano Preparation Precision regulation, bespoke voicing, pedal adjustment and fine tuning of your piano by us personally before despatch. In fact, we believe you will own one of the finest-prepared Venables & Son Academy-168s in the country.
  • FREE Delivery and Installation Careful and courteous delivery service by our professional moving teams. (surcharge applies for stairs, complex access, non-mainland UK).
  • FREE Onsite Tuning and Check Allowing time to settle 4-8 weeks after delivery our local aftercare technician will fine tune and check your Venables & Son Academy-168 piano.
  • FREE Klassik adjustable piano stool A solo, height adjustable piano stool with a quality padded seat, ensures comfort and correct posture at your new piano.
  • FREE 5 year guarantee Your new Venables & Son Academy-168 will have a comprehensive guarantee, covering parts and labour. (2yrs on electronics where applicable i.e. silent/disklavier).

Experience the Venables & Son Academy-168 Grand Piano at our Premium Piano Showrooms in Hampshire

We will be delighted to discuss this New Venables & Son Academy-168 Grand Piano in more detail. Ultimately, we invite you to our Premium Piano Showrooms in Hampshire by informal appointment.

This Venables & Son Academy-168 Grand is amongst other Grand Pianos for comparison. With unrivalled technical expertise, Venables are best placed in advising and can make fine adjustments to precisely tailor the piano to suit taste and application.

Call 01425 476644 or email to enquire about trying the New Venables & Son Academy-168 Grand piano at our showrooms.