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A new piano recital series has been launched in Stockholm this fall. The first recital, with pianist Peter Jablonski took place on September 15 and today, you can hear British pianist Murray McLachlan play live from The Royal Academy of Fine Arts. Read more >>

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Author Topic: How much does a grand piano weigh?  (Read 3131 times)
alzado
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« 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. 
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« 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..
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« 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).
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« 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.

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« 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.
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