Width: 140 cm
Depth: 56 cm
Height: 106 cm
Serial Number: 47546
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Knight - K6 Slimline
The Knight Company was founded in 1936 by Alfred E. Knight, a man who dedicated his life to producing pianos of exceptional tone and quality. Alfred followed his family's occupation and began his career as an apprentice at just 14 years old. In 1923, at only 24 years old, Alfred was appointed as a junior director at Cremona Ltd, a large piano manufacturer in London. He held this position for 8 years before he left to begin building his own business in 1931.
The Knight Piano Company quickly grew to be one of Britain's most recognised manufacturers of fine, high-quality pianos, which are famous for being extremely well-made, with only top-quality materials used in their construction.
The K6 is one of the smallest models from Knight's range of upright pianos. It is, in essence, the 'little brother' of the K10, being just 6cm shorter in height. The K6 became a popular choice because it has a phenomenal level of sound and performance for a piano of its size.
This achievement is owed to a combination of Knight's own unique and patented designs that enabled the unparalleled utilisation of the piano's dimensions. Knight was able to use a larger soundboard and longer strings than are normally possible in a piano of this size which allows the Knight K6 to match the tone and volume of much larger pianos, despite its comparatively small size.
All Knight frames were built on the girder principle, which reportedly has twice the strength of frames fitted to the average piano. This extra strength also allowed Knight to dispense the brace bar in the treble section, which claimed to have eliminated the "bad notes", which normally occur on each side. The frame is anchored to a four-post quarter-sawn hardwood back, with the soundboard secured between it and the iron frame. This exceptionally sturdy method ensures superior tuning stability and strength.
The Knight K6 shares the same frame as the K20, but is housed in the more conventionally attractive cabinet ranges of the K10. This Knight K6 is housed in the 'Slimline' cabinet, for which Knight took inspiration from Scandinavian furnishing designs to create. It is styled to conform with the modern and contemporary home and fits well into a wide range of decors. Knight pianos of this vintage, in such good condition, are a rare find on the secondhand market.
This K6, finished in a rich mahogany cabinet, has been very well maintained throughout its life, by the original owners who purchased the piano brand-new in 1970.
After being lovingly reconditioned and serviced in our workshop, this Knight offers a very responsive and consistently balanced touch that is coupled with a warm, rich tone. Typical of Knight pianos supplied by Sykes & Sons.