Considered by many to be the ‘king of all instruments’, the piano has become one of the most popular instruments in the music world.
So how much do upright pianos weigh?
A small model weighs in the region of 300 to 400 pounds (136 to 181 kg).
Larger upright pianos weigh between 500 and 900 pounds (226 to 408 kg).
Weights Of Various Upright Pianos:
- Yamaha SE122 – 531 pounds (241 kg)
- Kawai K-600 Upright Piano – 623 pounds (283 kg)
- Steinway Model D – 990 pounds (449 kg)
- Steinway Model 4510 – 480 pounds (217 kg)
- Yamaha P116 – 470 pounds (213 kg)
- The One Smart Piano TOP1B – 117 pounds (53 kg)
- Kawai 506N – 424 pounds (192 kg)
- Petrof P125 G1 – 520 pounds (236 kg)
- Yamaha SU7 – 601 pounds (273 kg)
- Kawai K-15 – 431 pounds (195 kg)
- Petrof P118 R1 Rococo – 467 pounds (212 kg)
- Essex EUP-123E – 561 pounds (255 kg)
Upright pianos are heavy instruments. It’s not until you move one from one location to another that you will realize just how heavy they are.
Compared to many other instruments, the piano is a relatively new type of instrument. It made its first appearance in the late 1600s when it was invented by the Italian Bartolomeo Cristofori.
Since then, many different types of pianos have been manufactured. Upright pianos are one of the most popular types of piano to emerge.
Many people prefer to buy a larger, more expensive baby grand or grand piano.
However, if you have a limited amount of space and a small budget, buying an upright piano is a more suitable option.
A wide range of piano manufacturers specialize in producing different types of upright pianos. These include C. Bechstein, Blüthner, Bösendorfer, August Forster, Grotrian, Sauter, Schimmel, Steingraeber & Söhne, Steinway & Sons, and Yamaha among others.
How Much Do Upright Pianos Cost?
Upright pianos can be used in a wide range of places, and they vary in price from under $1,000 to as much as $100,000 or more!
An upright piano may appear to be a simple instrument. However, once you look under the lid, most of these types of pianos are complex and contain thousands of parts that carry out various functions.
The main components usually found include a cast iron frame, braces, soundboard, bridges, strings, hammers, a lid, a lid prop, a music rack, fallboard, keyboard, pedals, an upper panel, and a lower panel.
~ Fun Fact ~
One of the most iconic and well-known upright pianos is the ‘tack’ or ‘saloon’ piano. It was featured in many Western movies down through the years.
These pianos create a tinny, catchy tune that is instantly recognizable when you hear it. To produce these unique sounds, small nails or tacks were added to the hammers of these pianos!