Baldwin Grand Piano
Currently, Baldwin manufactures a selection of 5 sizes of baby grand and full grand pianos spanning from 4’10” to 6’3″ in size. In the past, Baldwin also produced grand pianos measuring 7 and 9 feet, yet as of now, they have ceased the production of those specific models. This alteration in their repertoire is a result of adjusting to the evolving times and considering availability and demand. In my opinion, this strategic choice is prudent.
It is possible that they may reintroduce those models in the future, but presently, the largest grand piano they produce measures 6’3″. I find it admirable when a company stays committed to their expertise, and this decision serves as a prime example of that approach.
The smallest baby grand piano is the BP148, measuring 4’10. Despite its small size, it compensates with a remarkable strength and clarity of sound. The touch feels accurate, and the sound it produces is one of the largest I have ever heard in this size. The BP152, measuring 5′, is only slightly larger but still manages to leave a strong impression.
Similarly, the BP165, measuring 5’5″, is equally impressive as it inherits all the specifications from its smaller counterparts and enhances the sound quality nicely. Lastly, the BP190, measuring 6’3″, is an absolute powerhouse.
Let’s delve into each model in detail to gain a better understanding.
The Little Brother
The BP148 Baldwin Grand Piano has a length of 4’10”. When you sit down to play this compact piano, you quickly realize the immense amount of thought that was put into its design. It possesses a remarkable tone and touch. The average player often assumes that this piano is much bigger than its actual size due to its powerful performance.
This particular model is available in various colors. These include the standard high gloss ebony, high gloss walnut, high gloss white, high gloss mahogany, and a unique variation of high gloss ebony with nickel hardware and a beautiful silver harp (or plate, as some refer to it).
When purchasing a Baldwin grand piano, it is expected to have an elegant and timeless design, as well as producing a warm tone and having highly responsive keys. The new BP148 model excels in all of these areas. Every component used in this grand piano is carefully chosen to ensure consistency and optimal performance.
The soundboard and ribs are constructed from solid Alaskan Sitka spruce, the bridge is made of hard maple and meticulously notched by hand. The keys are individually weighted and crafted from solid Alaskan Sitka spruce, with ebony sharps, to create the most responsive action possible.
The Abel German hammers produce high-quality sound when striking the Roslau strings, and the 17-ply hard maple pin block guarantees precise performance throughout its lifetime. Solid brass is used in the construction of the three traditional pedals (soft, sustain, and sostenuto), and the fallboard incorporates a slow-close mechanism for smooth and safe operation, particularly beneficial for younger
Many customers would rather have a grand piano but settle for an upright because of space constraints. However, Baldwin has solved this problem with the Baldwin BP148. The BP148 takes up only slightly more space than an upright piano.
If the sound quality was as bad as most smaller baby grand pianos, I would understand the compromise. However, it is important to note that this model has such powerful sound that it feels like you are playing a piano that is 5’5″.
This is the perfect option for someone who desires the grand piano experience but lacks the space for a larger instrument.
The Baldwin Grand Piano Model BP152
At this present moment the 5′ Baldwin Grand Piano model BP152 only comes in high polish ebony. There will be more finishes available shortly. This is the model that is very similar to the Baldwin M1. It has an absolutely stunning sound for it’s size. A lot of customers prefer this model over some other 5 foot models because it feels much larger and sounds much larger but takes up less space.
It has that traditional look that Baldwin has become known for over the years. Very powerful lines.
Baldwin’s latest Professional Series offers a variety of pianos to meet every requirement and budget, and the BP152 is no exception. If you have limited space but still desire top-notch tone and design, the Baldwin BP152 is the perfect choice. With a size of only 5’0″, the BP152 is one of the smallest grand pianos in the series, yet its compact dimensions do not compromise its sound quality.
This grand piano effortlessly produces the beautiful, resonant tone that one would expect from a larger instrument, while still exuding the grandeur and esteemed reputation of a legendary Baldwin grand piano in your home.
Whenever you make a purchase of a grand piano from Baldwin, you have certain expectations. You anticipate a cabinet design that is both beautiful and classic, accompanied by a warm and responsive sound. The new BP152 exceeds these expectations.
To ensure its high quality, each component of this grand piano is meticulously selected for its consistency and performance. The soundboard and ribs are fabricated from sturdy Alaskan Sitka spruce, while the bridge is made from durable maple and carefully notched by hand. Every key is expertly crafted from solid Alaskan Sitka spruce, with sharp keys made from ebony wood.
They are also individually weighted for optimal responsiveness. The hammers are from Abel German, producing a high-quality sound when striking the Roslau strings. The pin block is constructed from a robust 17-ply hard maple material, guaranteeing precision performance throughout its lifetime.
As for the pedals, there are three traditional ones – soft, sustain, and sostenuto. These are made from solid brass. Additionally, the fallboard incorporates a slow-close mechanism, ensuring smooth and safe motion during use. This feature particularly benefits younger players by making it easier and safer for them to handle the piano.
The Baldwin Grand Piano Model BP165
Wow! The Baldwin Grand Piano Model BP165 has a measurement of 5 feet 5 inches. This particular one is absolutely amazing. Sometimes I feel that the 5’10” doesn’t belong when compared to this model because it is so impressive. Let me explain why. The BP165 produces such a powerful sound and the 6’3″ piano is so beautiful that the 5’10” piano almost seems out of place. However, get ready because we will discuss this model later on.
Starting from this model, they have included an additional feature that is often overlooked. This particular model includes a lid that closes slowly with the help of hydraulic lift assist. This makes lifting the lid much easier and closing it is just as effortless. All of the Baldwin Grand Piano models at and above this size have this additional feature.
When purchasing a Baldwin grand piano, you can anticipate a stunning and timeless design, as well as a warm and highly responsive sound. These characteristics are abundant in the new BP165 model. To maintain its quality, each component of this grand piano is meticulously selected for its consistency and performance.
The soundboard and rib materials are made from solid Alaskan Sitka spruce, while the bridge is crafted from durable maple and meticulously notched by hand. Every key is meticulously created using solid Alaskan Sitka spruce and features ebony wood sharp keys. Additionally, each key is individually weighted to ensure the most responsive playing experience.
German hammers from Abel produce a high-quality sound from the Roslau strings, and the 17-ply hard maple pin block guarantees a lifetime of precision performance. The three traditional pedals – soft, sustain, and sostenuto – are crafted from solid brass, and the fallboard is equipped with a slow-close mechanism to ensure smooth and secure movement.
This feature makes it easier and safer for younger individuals to use the piano.
The Baldwin Grand Piano Model BP178 5’10”
I previously mentioned that the model that stands at 5’10” “barely fit”, but after playing it, you will understand why it absolutely needs to be in that position. Although there is only a 5-inch difference between this model and the 6’3″ BP190, it still produces a very warm sound. The touch is consistently good on all Baldwin models, but it’s the tone that sets this one apart.
The BP178 model quickly fills any room with its powerful sound. There is something unique about this specific model that allows it to sound and feel much larger while still maintaining a pleasant character. Originally known as the “R1”, Baldwin seems to have upgraded it due to its larger size, at least in my opinion.
Whenever you purchase a Baldwin grand piano, you anticipate an elegant and timeless design in the cabinet, as well as a rich tone and incredibly responsive touch. These characteristics are abundant in the new BP178 model.
To ensure reliability, every component of this grand piano is carefully selected for its consistency and performance. The soundboard and rib material are crafted from solid Alaskan Sitka spruce, while the bridge is made from durable maple and meticulously notched by hand. Each key is meticulously fashioned from solid Alaskan Sitka spruce, with ebony wooden sharps, and individually weighted to provide the most responsive touch possible.
The Abel German hammers produce a high-quality sound with the assistance of Roslau strings, and the 17-ply hard maple pin block guarantees precision performance for a lifetime. The three conventional pedals, soft, sustain, and sostenuto, are made from solid brass, and the fallboard incorporates a gentle-closing mechanism to ensure a smooth and secure motion when in use, thus making it easier and safer for younger musicians.
The Baldwin Grand Piano Model BP190 6’3″
What can be said for “America’s Favorite Piano” – Baldwin did their job on this piano. It’s almost an exact duplicate of the beloved L1 of Baldwin from a few years ago. This is a piano that many professionals prefer. We even have the BP190 in our recital here in the store because of the projection and performance. I have noticed lately that many more teachers than ever before are turning to this model because of its performance.
Baldwin’s latest addition to their Professional Series offers a wide range of great-sounding grand pianos for all budgets and spaces. The BP190 is an impressive grand piano that provides the same top-notch Baldwin sound as a concert grand, but in a more compact size.
With its 6’3″ length, the BP190 becomes the centerpiece of a medium-sized room and still maintains a commanding presence in larger spaces. This grand piano effortlessly produces the beautiful and resonant tones you would expect from a much larger instrument, while also adding the distinguished visual appeal of a renowned Baldwin grand piano to your home.
Whenever you purchase a Baldwin grand piano, you can anticipate a stunning and timeless design, as well as a warm tone and incredibly responsive touch. These attributes are abundant in the new BP190 model. In order to ensure quality, every component of this grand piano is carefully selected for its consistency and performance.
The soundboard and rib material are constructed from solid Sitka spruce from Alaska, while the bridge is made from strong maple and meticulously notched by hand. Each key is made of solid Sitka spruce from Alaska, with black keys made of ebony wood, and individually weighted to provide the most responsive touch possible.
The Abel German hammers produce high-quality sounds through Roslau strings, and the 17-ply maple pin block guarantees precise performance throughout its lifetime. The three traditional pedals—soft, sustain, and sostenuto—are made of solid brass, and the fallboard incorporates a slow-close mechanism, ensuring smooth and secure movement during use.
This is the Baldwin Grand Piano line-up as of this writing.
Feel free to drop by our showroom in Berkeley anytime to experience the solid selection of Baldwin Grand Pianos. I am sure you will be glad you did.