Piano Forum logo
April 18, 2014, 05:34:08 AM *
Welcome Guest!
You are currently viewing our forum as a guest with limited access.
If you join our community, you will be able to access member-only sections and features.
Registration as a Silver Member is simple, fast, and completely free.
Join us for free here and receive a special welcome gift!
   Forum Home   Help Search  


The New Concept: Scores for All Stages of Learning

On the recent Music Education Expo in London, Piano Street presented a new concept for sheet music publication. Depending on your own level of experience and where you are in the learning process of a particular piece, you may need fingering, pedal markings, practice and performance tips, or perhaps the right opposite - a clean Urtext score. Read more >>

Pages: [1]   Go Down
  Print  
Author Topic: How much does a grand piano weigh?  (Read 2409 times)
alzado
PS Silver Member
Sr. Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 573


« on: August 02, 2005, 02:00:57 PM »

How much does a grand piano weigh?   I realize there are different sizes. 

Let me be a little more specific --  about how much does a 5' 8" grand weigh? 

We will have to move our piano around the house, since we will be having new carpeting put in the living room.  We will have it partly disassembled and moved to the dining room . . .   Then, when the living room is finished, we will move it back.

Mainly, I am just curious.  I realize that any answer would just be an approximation. 
Do you find this post useful? Yes / No
Logged
donjuan
PS Gold Member
Sr. Member
*****
Offline Offline

Posts: 3159


« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2005, 04:20:07 PM »

My grand is also 5'8'' and it is in the ballpark of 700 - 800 lbs... Im just remembering what I read in the manual..
Do you find this post useful? Yes / No
Logged
Floristan
PS Silver Member
Sr. Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 507


« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2005, 04:59:06 PM »

600 to 800 pounds for a 5'8" (170 cm) grand is about right.  Piano movers have told me that Yamahas are heavier than any other piano they move (comparing same-size instruments).
Do you find this post useful? Yes / No
Logged


The Case of Ravel

In this exclusive interview pianist Paul Roberts talks about his new book Reflections and the search for pathways into the core of musical interpretation. Read more >>

jolly
PS Silver Member
Jr. Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 71


« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2005, 05:05:40 PM »

In modern pianos, nothing that I know of is nearly as heavy as an M&H.

Do you find this post useful? Yes / No
Logged

www.coffee-room.com
Where pianists talk about everything but pianos.
Barbosa-piano
PS Silver Member
Sr. Member
***
Offline Offline

Posts: 417


« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2005, 05:28:20 PM »

According to the Bosendorfer's website those are the specifications for the 5'8 Model 170 grand piano.
88 keys l: 170 cm w: 151 cm net: 314 kg
  l: 5'8" w: 4'11" net: 691 lb
In modern pianos, nothing that I know of is nearly as heavy as an M&H.
I agree, older German pianos and the Mason and Hamlin pianos are very sturdy, and heavy.
Do you find this post useful? Yes / No
Logged

Feel free to follow my music blog! themusicalcause.blogspot.com
Pages: [1]   Go Up
  Print  
 
Jump to:  


Most popular classical piano composers:
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2007, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

o