Broadwood upright pianos are a regular feature of the showroom at the Piano Shop Bath. John Broadwood and Sons are Britain’s oldest piano manufacturer, and have been well regarded as builders of high quality instruments for over 100 years. Though the company still exists today, building very small numbers of instruments to order, the heyday of the company, and of its pianos, was from around 1900 to 1939. Post-war Broadwood ‘small modern’ uprights are also of good quality.
High quality German and British pianos from 1880 to 1940 are among the finest ever made, and are of such quality that, after a thorough restoration by our dedicated team of restorers, they will continue to play beautifully for decades to come. At The Piano Shop Bath, we always keep a good selection of thoroughly restored pre-war British and German pianos, both uprights and grands, usually including at least one fully restored pre-war traditional Broadwood upright and often a good post-war small modern upright.
The traditional British piano has a full, clear tone with a rich bass, not overly bright but never ‘muddy’. Broadwood uprights have a beautiful British tone and a fairly firm but responsive action with grand-style ‘front weighted’ keys, making a real player’s instrument which can truly ‘sing’ in the hands of an expressive player. This piano has beautiful ivory keys, transforming a very good piano into a delight to play, and a painstakingly refinished case in a dark rosewood finish. This Broadwood upright has been fully and comprehensively restored in our workshops.
Our showroom is open Tuesday – Sunday, this piano must be seen and played to be fully appreciated!