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An upright piano may be the best size and selection for your home if you need to fit an instrument in a relatively small space. Selecting an upright piano for your home is an important decision and a great amount of thought should be given to all aspects of why you are getting a piano and where the piano will be located. An upright piano is an great investment for the years to come.
You will need to determine the room of placement and the amount of space you have available to allocate to your upright, or vertical, piano. You also need to think about the temperature in the room and relative humidity. The best possible place for an upright piano will be where no direct sunlight will shine upon it, and no heating or air conditioning vents will be located nearby to blow air consistently onto the instrument. Weather changes and temperatures in many countries, including America, can range dramatically, and it can be a challenge to keep a room regulated in a controlled fashion. The ideal environment for an upright piano would require the temperature to stay around 70 degrees, plus or minus 5 degrees. The humidity, ideally, would range around 50 percent, give or take 5 percent. But, if all else fails, as little fluctuation in temperature change as possible would be helpful.
There are four types of upright pianos: spinet, console, studio, and full size (also known as the Professional type). Remembering the measurements you have taken of the space available, know that a standard width for an upright piano is about 5 feet, with a depth of aronund 2 feet. While the height of the piano won’t figure in the floor space requirements, it will make a difference in the sound of the piano. Allow 4 - 6 inches between the back of the piano and the wall. In your space requirements, you will also want to remember to leave enough room for the piano bench to fit comfortably.
Spinet pianos are the shortest in height averaging 36", while a console can be from 40" to 43" a studio upright piano is from 44" to 49" and a Professional full size model will range from 50" to 52" with some older pianos going as high as 72".
Hollywood Piano Company, has a wonderful selection of all kinds of upright pianos. You are sure to find one to suit your needs and space requirements.
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