How Weather Conditions Affect Your Piano.

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What Can You Do To Protect Your Piano From Weather Warping?

Piano maintenance and care are important aspects of owning a piano. There are quite a number of environmental factors that can affect the state of your piano ranging from minor effects to bigger and more costly damages. Owning a Bay Area piano requires a bit of extra care to extend the lifetime of your piano. Chances are that you’ve seen pianos in different homes collect dust, picture frames and other items that can scuff the outer polish. Some factors can also affect the inner part of your piano as well. Two of these factors include temperature and humidity.

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Should I Buy a Piano from a Dealer or Private Party?

Weber Piano in Red Music RoomPurchasing even small Yamaha or Weber pianos requires a sizable investment. So what can you do, if anything, to reduce costs? Aside from saving up, paring down your budget and determining whether you’re serious about your practice, you can opt for used or pre-owned pianos. But if you do go this route, should you purchase from a dealer or a private party?

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Delwin Fandrich Brings Highest Craftsmanship to Weber Pianos

The Secret Behind Weber Pianos

Those considering Weber pianos for their next instrument are not alone in their discerning taste. This British piano company began in 1852, when Albert Weber pioneered the grand piano for use in concert halls. Since then, these sophisticated and high-quality instruments have been a top choice for musicians around the world. Continue reading

Weber Upright Model W121 Piano

Authorized Weber Piano Dealer for the Bay Area

weber upright pianoAt Pianos Plus, we are huge fans of Weber Pianos, and we’re intrigued by all innovative ideas that come out of Weber’s sphere of influence. That’s why we’re pretty excited about the model W121, a professional upright that measures 40 inches long and comes in a variety of finishes, including black, white, mahogany red, and walnut.

Why are we so intrigued?

First of all, the piano uses spruce springboards, which — for technical reasons pertaining to complicated acoustics — create deeper, more resonant tones and superior sound transmission qualities.

The piano is also built to excellent error tolerance (5/100 millimeters) and features a keyboard with very low specific gravity but high elasticity. This means that the keys feel weighty enough to allow the instrumentalist to connect but soft enough to milk delicate, sensitive moments.

The hammers are also expressive and dynamic: they hit the strings in under 250th of a second.

Some pianos struggle to provide consistent tone and volume of sound in larger facilities, such as college auditoriums or concert spaces. But the model W121 features a 17 layer laminated panel, which helps the instrument hold up under stress and stay keenly tuned.

The V-Process vacuum casting method of string framing creates excellent, stable string alignment, and the soundboard is optimized on the low notes thanks to a round rim feature.

Finally, this Weber piano features the Soft Glide System, which lets you close the keyboard slowly and gently, without rattling the instrument. This reduces the need for maintenance.

Finding the Weber Piano of Your Dreams

The Pianos Plus team has been educating instrumentalists and performers like you for over four decades. We have a fantastically large and exciting selection of pianos in the East Bay. We’d be happy to walk you through your options and help you find the right piano for your needs and price point. Find out more about us online, by calling 510.581.1660 or stop in to see us today to get started.