Width: 140 cm
Depth: 56 cm
Height: 112 cm
Serial Number: 65349
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Knight - K10 Classic
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 position he held for 8 years before he left to begin building his own business in 1931.
The Knight Company quickly grew to be one of Britain's most recognised manufacturers of fine, high-quality pianos. Owing to unique designs, these instruments are famous for being extremely well-made, with only top quality materials used in their construction.
The K10 is one of the larger upright pianos from Knight's range, which grew to become the company's flagship model. It is generally considered to be one of the best upright pianos ever produced in the UK.
The strings in the K10 are designed to cross over at a much greater angle than can usually be achieved in an upright piano, allowing the Knight K10 to match the tone and volume of much larger instruments. 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.
This K10, built in 1981, is housed in a beautiful satin mahogany cabinet, styled upon the classic cabinet design of the original K10.
Owing to their capacity of satisfying demanding pianists, through a high level of performance, our reconditioned Knight K10s are very popular and sought after pianos.
This Knight offers a very responsive and consistently balanced touch that is coupled with a warm, rich tone.