What is an upright piano?

Answer An upright piano is a piano in which the strings are vertical (running perpendicular to the keyboard). Because of their construction, upright pianos are typically smaller and take up less space tha... Read More »

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How big is an upright piano?

Upright pianos can vary in size. The smaller versions are referred to as spinets or consoles and are usually 36 to 43 inches tall. Studio pianos are usually 44 to 50 inches tall. Regardless of the ... Read More »

How heavy is an upright piano?

Upright pianos vary in weight depending on their size and model. The smaller version of the upright piano, called a console, weighs around 185 kilograms (approximately 400 lbs) and the larger uprig... Read More »

What are the dimensions of an upright piano?

Upright pianos typically stand approximately between 36 inches---for the smallest pianos (consols)---and 50 inches for the tallest. The depth is between 2 to 2 1/2 feet depending on the height of t... Read More »

Who invented the upright piano?

The first upright piano may have been made by Domenico del Mela in 1739 in Gagliano, Italy. His version of the upright piano looked like a grand piano set on end. It is in the collection of the Mus... Read More »