How to Compare Baby Grand Pianos

Ranging in size from 5 feet 4 inches to as small as 4 feet 7 inches, baby grands are an alternative to buying a full-size grand pianos. Baby grands consume less space and are less expensive than full-size grands of the same quality construction--and their tone and depth are comparable in quality to full-size grands. While your purchase will ultimately be based on your budget and your preferences, you should consider some key factors when narrowing your list of prospective baby grands.
1 Rate the sound and feel of each of your prospective baby grands. Listen to the depth and clarity of the keys and the overtones they create. Get a feel for the weight and response of the keys.
2 Rank the quality of construction between your prospective baby grand pianos. Compare the type of materials used to make the strings, the wood used to construct the soundboard and rim and the design of the frame.
3 Compare the sizes of your prospective baby grands. Longer pianos contain longer strings, meaning you get richer overtones. Evaluate how much space you have for the piano, as well.
4 Compare the manufacturers and service warranties for each of your baby grand candidates. A good service warranty can save you money on repairs, tuning and maintenance, while a good manufacturer's warranty will guarantee the workmanship.