5 - 7 Bridge St
NN14 6EW

United Kingdom

Tel: 01536 710529

Shop Opening Hours

By Appointment

10:00am to 5:00pm

Monday to Saturday

Free parking nearby

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One of the largest showrooms of new and used piano’s in the Midlands. We are a family business established for over 30 years. We sell both new and used pianos and believe it is important to offer a wide range of makes to choose from. By getting to know the best pianos to stock and preparing them to a high standard, we have built up a great deal of knowledge and expertise over the years. We always offer a warm and friendly welcome, Jon & Chris.

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Josef’s Pianos

5 - 7 Bridge Street



NN14 6EW

United Kingdom

Tel: 01536 710529

Shop Opening Hours:

10am - 5.00pm

Monday to Saturday

Evenings by appointment

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 Buying a piano:- Real or Digital?

It is sometimes suggested, usually by enthusiastic salespeople, that electronic technology has replaced the traditional piano. This is far from the truth. There have undoubtedly been advances in digital instruments but it is important to understand the differences so you can make the right choice for yourself.

The essence of a real acoustic piano is the ability to transfer your own emotion and feeling through the mechanical link of the keys and hammers to the sound produced. You actually create the sound whereas a digital piano reproduces a sampled version. The result is that a real piano allows a higher level of expression so you can play with a lot more feeling.

The real piano also offers much better resonance and in our view the overall sound is still much more natural and enjoyable with a real piano.

Digital equipment can have its place, for example, where you need frequent portability or if you want to fully use all the electronic features, so they may be the right option for some customers. They are often considered as a starter option but this is not always a wise move.

See our advice for beginners.

If you would actually like the benefits of both digital and acoustic, there are now 'Silent Series' or 'Anytime' pianos which incorporate both systems. These have headphones for practice as well as a recording facility and different instrument voices when used in digital mode. They are still a fully acoustic piano whenever you wish and they have the advantage of keeping the same key touch as a real piano even when you are using them electronically. We have examples of these in stock which you can try.

See our silent piano range.

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