Make: Baldwin Pianos
Finish: Ebony Polish
Baldwin applies the same level of skill and experience to constructing a compact vertical piano for home, school or studio use as it does to building its acclaimed full-sized grand pianos for the concert stage. The new BH122 (which replaces the BD122) benefits from all the craftsmanship behind the world’s greatest pianos, as well as the top-quality materials and tonewoods that are standard from Baldwin, at a price that makes it available to any budget. Offering optimum playability, durability and tone, the BH122 offers impressive value in a studio-upright piano that’s equally as suited to more restricted professional performance environments as it is to home use. What’s more, it looks great in an elegant high-polish Ebony finish.
At 122cm tall, the BH122 is able to accommodate a larger soundboard than most compact vertical pianos, and therefore benefits from a full, powerful sound. Its Mapes or Roslau strings boast a longer speaker length for the breed, enabling a deep bass and rich tone, enhanced by the purity and balance of 100% virgin wool hammers. Like the most expensive professional Baldwin pianos, the BH122 follows the Baldwin Scale Design, a precise “recipe” to determine optimum shape of sounding area, placement of bridges and strike points, to produce optimum tone and balance all across the frequency range. Tone and performance further benefit from the use of premium tonewoods throughout, including a spruce soundboard, solid two-ply beech and maple bridge, spruce ribs and back frame, and 19-ply laminated hard maple pinblock. Baldwin’s acclaimed Full Blow™ Direct Action contributes to a superior feel and response, for an extremely expressive playing experience. Check out the BH122 today at Portland Piano Co. to discover a great value in a high-quality vertical piano.