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There are two main types of upright piano string arrangement.

Here we will explore the differences between the two, including the reasons one is preferred over the other. 

Straight-Strung


The first variety we will look at is the "straight-strung" arrangement.


The most n...

John Broadwood & Sons was established in 1728, making it one of the oldest surviving piano manufacturers in the world. The company has a long history which has been central to the development of the modern day piano as we know it.

John Broadwood was born in 1732 and spe...

John Broadwood is one of the oldest piano manufacturers in the world. In fact the company, founded in 1728, began making harpsichords before the inception of the piano.
I think one of the largest contributing reasons that John Broadwood & Sons have been at the forefron...

The Kemble Piano Company was established in 1911 by Michael Kemble in Stoke Newington, North London - the centre of the UK's piano manufacturing activity at that time.
In North West London alone there were reputedly 100 small scale factories and workshops.

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