Width: 140 cm
Depth: 56 cm
Height: 112 cm
Serial Number: 58434
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Knight - K10 Exotic
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 models from Knight's range and 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 models in the 'K' range have a Knight-designed frame which was built on the girder principle and 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.
Knight took inspiration from Scandinavian furniture to create this stylish case, called the Exotic, which is designed to conform with more modern and contemporary home furnishings.
This Knight was supplied in 1976 by Harrods of Knightsbridge and has been owned by the same family ever since. The action is smooth and well-balanced with a medium-light touch and a rich, colourful tone. This piano also boasts a celeste (middle) pedal which allows the player to lower the volume of the piano for more private and discrete playing.
Owing to their capacity of satisfying demanding pianists, through a high level of performance, our reconditioned Knights are very popular and sought-after pianos.